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Pamela Lee, Clint MacDonald and Rob Selnes have joined CapriCMW Insurance Services. Lee joins as broker, risk solutions, and is a member of the commercial department, serving as a liaison between CapriCMW and Canada’s leading insurers. MacDonald has joined the firm as a client executive, specializing in construction insurance and surety bonding. Selnes joins the firm with eight years of commercial banking experience and more than 15 years of commercial insurance and risk advisory experience, specializing in professional liability, crime and cyber-related risks and alternative risk transfer solutions.
Domenic Sicoli has been appointed director of design services at WhiteWater. With 23 years of experience across diverse industries and functions, Sicoli has honed his skills in master planning, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design projects throughout North America, China, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Prior to joining WhiteWater, he was most recently responsible for global technical services and project management for a portfolio of luxury lifestyle hotels and resorts.
Lucy Schilling has joined Miller Thomson’s Vancouver office as a partner in the capital markets and securities group, while Sabrina Anis and Kathryn Gullason have also joined the firm as associates in the labour and employment law group and the litigation group, respectively.
Geoff Barlow, Debbie Morris and Sandra Oldfield have joined the BC Hospitality Foundation’s board of directors, while foundation founder Richard Carras has announced he is stepping down. Barlow is a global logistics professional who currently holds executive positions on various community and industry committees and associations. Morris has worked for Delta Hotels for more than three decades and assists the Hotel Association of Vancouver’s board of directors. Oldfield is the founder of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.
Mike Muzylowski has announced his retirement from Canterra Minerals Corp. Muzylowski has been on the board of directors of Canterra and its predecessor companies, Windspear Diamonds and Diamondex Resources, for more than 20 years. In 2011, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the mining industry and most notably for the discovery and development of the 16 mineral deposits that became producing mines, including Windspear Diamonds’ Snap Lake diamond mine.
Andy Prpic, who has held senior financial positions in public and private corporations in the technology and real estate sectors, has been appointed CFO at Uniserve Communications Corp., while Michael C. Scholz, the company’s current chairman, has been appointed interim CEO. Additionally, Kelly Walker, who has worked as an adviser in the technology sector for the past 15 years, has rejoined the company’s board of directors; he served on the board from November 2016 to June 2017.
Shona Anne Moore and Marvin Harold Shaffer have been appointed by order-in-council to the BC Ferry Authority board for a three-year term, increasing the number of government appointees on the board from two to four, and replacing two community-at-large members. Moore is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP and has a law practice focused on labour relations and administrative law, including human rights and accommodation. Shaffer is a consulting economist and adjunct professor in the public policy program at Simon Fraser University.
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Compass Group Canada continued its support of Langara College and donated $25,000 towards student scholarships and bursaries. The funds will be used to create a new award for Langara student volunteers contributing to the community.
Staff members of Andrew Sheret Ltd.’s Richmond branch helped to raise and donate $3,003.50 to Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser. The funds will be directed towards critical services and resources for those living with mental health challenges.
The West Vancouver Foundation and the Ames Family Foundation donated $5,000 and $10,000, respectively, to Children of the Street Society to support the delivery of prevention workshops that teach young people how to keep themselves safe from sexual exploitation.
The Greczmiel family has donated $5 million to Richmond Hospital Foundation towards the new acute care tower in Richmond. In honour of the donation, Richmond Hospital’s operating rooms will be named the Greczmiel Family Surgical Centre. Gene Greczmiel was born in Richmond in 1929; his parents, Eugene and Maria Greczmiel, had immigrated to Canada from Europe. After a career as a farmer, Gene Greczmiel moved into real estate development, establishing a reputation for building high-quality residential neighbourhoods in Richmond and, later, managing commercial real estate with Conway Richmond. Gene Greczmiel died in August 2018, and his daughters, Michele Cupit and Lisa Greczmiel, have continued the family business. •