For the record, November 27, 2018

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Joanne Orr has joined the Royal BC Museum as vice-president of collections, research and international programs, and deputy CEO. Orr has more than 30 years of experience working in and with museums, both in the U.K. and internationally. Orr’s experience includes working as CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland; assistant director of cultural services, collections and strategy for the Durham County Council; museum and arts director at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery  in England; and director of Dunaskin Open Air Museum in Scotland. 



George E.H. Cadman, senior counsel with Boughton Law Corp. and chancellor (chief legal officer) of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, has been appointed president of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. A Children’s Fund trustee since 2014, he previously served as treasurer and president-elect. Cadman has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver since 1986 and served as club president in 1992-93.

Frances Fiorillo has been appointed as a director at large on the board of directors of Vancouver Airport Authority. Fiorillo has extensive airline industry experience in the areas of human resource management, operational strategy and customer service. She has previously served in a number of high-ranking positions including senior vice-president, people and inflight service, at Virgin America and chief human resources officer at the B.C. Provincial Health Services Authority, and she has also worked on the executive teams of Canadian Airlines International and Air Canada ZIP.

Chris Newton, vice-president of commercial sales for Cushman & Wakefield ULC, has been named chairman of the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s (WIDHH) capital campaign. Newton will lead a team of campaign cabinet members towards the goal of raising $8 million to complete the funding required for WIDHH’s $16 million new headquarters – a Centre of Excellence with 18,000 square feet of community, clinical and program space to serve deaf and hard of hearing individuals at 2005 Quebec Street. The campaign is scheduled to be launched to the public in 2019. Approximately 157,000 people report being deaf and hard of hearing in B.C.


Bing Liu has resigned as CEO and executive director of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. Lianzhong Sun has resigned as non-executive director of the company, a position he has held since 2014. Sun also served as president of China National Gold, the company’s principal shareholder and the largest gold producer in China, since 2011. Sun’s resignation represents a general retirement from all positions at China Gold. Liangyou Jiang has been appointed CEO. Jiang joined the company in August 2010 as general manager of Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of China Gold. Fuzhen Kang has been appointed non-executive director of China Gold; she joined Tibet Huatailong in 2008 in a number of community communications roles. Yongqing Teng has also been appointed as non-executive director. Zhongxin Guo has been appointed as chief engineer.


Chris Powell joins Outsource Marketing as a senior editor. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior solutions architect and technical team lead for major telecommunications companies and internet service providers across North America. 


Alan Bird has been appointed to Canada Jetlines Ltd.’s board of directors and will also be serving as a special adviser to the CEO. Bird has more than 25 years of airline finance experience including executive tenure with VivaAerobus, Tiger Airways and British Midland. Bird most recently served as CFO for Mexico’s fastest-growing ultra-low-cost air carrier, VivaAerobus.


Name change

New Age Farm Inc. has changed its name to New Age Brands Inc. The company will not be changing its trading symbol, CSE:NF.


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The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has announced the recipients of the 2019 Rix Awards, which will be presented at the 32nd annual Governors’ Banquet on May 17, 2019, at Parq Vancouver. Robert and Lily Lee will be presented with the Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship in recognition of the couple’s many philanthropic endeavours and decades of community service. The Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship will be presented to Ledcor, a leader in community giving, which has donated over $20 million to various local charities over the last 10 years.

TimberWest and the faculty of forestry at the University of British Columbia announced a first-of-its-kind $100,000 endowment program for Indigenous students pursuing a graduate degree in forestry. The endowment established by TimberWest, along with matching funds from the faculty of forestry, will award scholarships of $4,000 per year to First Nations, Inuit or Métis graduate students studying forest resource management or forest sciences who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing their career in B.C.

The District of Squamish donated $10,000 to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. The funds will go directly to the enhancement of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Sea to Sky In-School Mentoring program. Support of the program allows Big and Little Buddies to meet once a week one to one during school hours on school grounds and engage in fun activities like sports, games and crafts.

BC Gaming donated $205,000 to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver in support of its community, in-school, teen and group mentoring programs, and the mentoring through tutoring program. The funding from BC Gaming’s community gaming grant is a critical component to providing mentoring to children and youth across Greater Vancouver.

RBC Foundation donated $20,000 to the Arts Club Theatre Company’s LEAP program through the RBC Emerging Artists project. Now in its 12th year, LEAP (Learning Early about Playwriting) is a dynamic, interactive program for young playwrights aged 16 to 25. The RBC Foundation has committed to funding this program for the next two years. LEAP is a full-scholarship program and is 100% funded by donors and sponsors.

RBC Foundation donated $25,000 to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The funds are directed to Pacific Salmon’s Salish Sea Marine Survival project, targeting habitat restoration projects that will help ensure the survival of young salmon in local waters.

Donors, sponsors, volunteers and community leaders raised $738,000 at the 20th annual Richmond Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala. As part of fundraising at the gala, donors to the Leadership Challenge portion of the evening helped to fund Foundry Richmond, a new youth health centre that will provide specialized care for young people, including primary care, public health, mental health and substance use services and social services, all under one roof for the first time in Richmond. Over 30 years, Richmond Hospital Foundation has raised over $80 million to help purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care services and upgrade facilities at Richmond Hospital and the community of care in Richmond. •