For the record, September 20, 2016

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People on the Move


Juan Jose Cruz Martinez, architect, has joined ZGF Cotter Architects from Silver Thomas Hanley in Melbourne, Australia. Cruz Martinez has recent experience with medium- to large-scale healthcare, senior’s residential care, residential, commercial and institutional projects.


Shabira Rajan has been appointed chief financial officer at PreveCeutical Medical Inc., following the resignation of Jeremy Wright, who will continue as a director of the company. Rajan is a certified professional accountant whose recent positions include director of finance, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association; owner, SHROFF Financial Management; and director of finance, Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc.


Jean-Marc Enixon has been appointed vineyard manager and winemaker at Culmina Family Estate Winery and will be overseeing the day-to-day operations at the Okanagan Valley estate. Prior to this appointment, Enixon was director of Château Puy Guilhem in Saillans, located in the Bourdeax region in France. Previous to that, Enixon worked as a cellar hand at Chateau Souverain in Sonoma Valley, California, and as a winemaking consultant in China’s Gansu province.


David Namkung, partner at the Counsel Network, has been elected president of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) BC chapter. Namkung previously served as vice-president of FACL BC. FACL is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.

Human Resources

The British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, representing more than 3,900 professional firefighters in B.C. and Whitehorse, Yukon, recently elected its executive board. Gord Ditchburn (Vancouver) is president, and Todd Schierling (Surrey) is secretary treasurer. Vice-presidents are Mike Rispin (Vancouver Island), Brent Bond (Okanagan), Robert Weeks (Lower Mainland Vancouver), Cory Parker (Lower Mainland 1), Steve Farina (Lower Mainland 2), Clayton Murrell (Kootenay) and Fred Wilkinson (North).


Richard Osmond has been appointed to San Marco Resources Inc.’s advisory board. Osmond has more than 25 years of experience in the mining sector.


Tom Giannelli, John Owen and Rich Morgan have been appointed director of delivery, director of design and director of client strategy, respectively, at Powershifter’s Vancouver office. Giannelli has previously delivered software development and infrastructure project for organizations such as McKesson Medical Imaging Group, British Columbia Auto Association, Interfor and Compugen. Owen was previously with Blast Radius, while Morgan has previously worked at Tribal DDB and Blast Radius.

Companies on the move

New in town

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar, a collaboration between executive chef Jeff Park and restaurant director/sommelier Pat Allan, has officially opened at 37991 Second Avenue in Squamish. The new restaurant features seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients from local sources.

Hats Off

Business in Vancouver welcomes submissions from local small businesses and large corporations alike that demonstrate examples of corporate philanthropy and community involvement in the Vancouver area. High-resolution images are also welcome.

Telus donated $100,000 to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation to help build a new Youth Mental Health Unit. The new specialized inpatient unit will address a critical gap in care for youth aged 13 to 18 years struggling with both mental health and substance use challenges. Located in Lions Gate Hospital’s HOpe Centre, this will be the first unit of its kind in B.C.

Metropolis at Metrotown has donated a $7,250 grant to Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. The funds will help support the Go Girls!, a group mentoring program being offered in select Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby schools.

The John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Adoptive Families Association of BC. The funds will be used to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent and loving family for every child.

The Joyce Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to Douglas College for the creation of an endowed bursary for first-year students. The newly established Joyce Family Foundation Bursary will remove the financial barrier of attending post-secondary education for at least three first-year students each year. •