For the record: November 26, 2019

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People on the Move

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Sabrine Dhaliwal has joined Juke Fried Chicken at the Chinatown chicken-and-rib joint as its new bar manager.


Stefan Kruse has joined Segev LLP as a lawyer. His practice covers the corporate and commercial legal landscape.


Patrick Imbasciani has joined Draganfly Inc. as chief operating officer. Previously, he served as managing director at Check-in for Goods.


Melissa Kennedy and John Knubley have been appointed to the board of directors at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Kennedy is executive vice-president, chief legal officer and public affairs at Sun Life Financial. Knubley was deputy minister of innovation, science and economic Development for the Government of Canada.

Peter van Dijk has been appointed a senior fellow at C.D. Howe Institute. He is the national tax policy leader of PwC Canada.


Kathy Siedlaczek has been appointed dean of academic planning and quality assurance at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).


James Rogers has been appointed as senior vice-president, exploration, at Maxtech Ventures Inc. Formerly, he served as Red Lake gold mining district trailblazer in the company.

Companies on the move

New in town

The UnderPar Group has merged with EMERGE Commerce Inc.

Hats Off

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Charan Sethi, president and chief visionary officer, Tien Sher Group of Companies, was named Business Person of the Year by the Surrey Board of Trade as part of the 2019 Surrey Business Excellence Awards.

Beta Collective Inc. was named Business Excellence Winner with 1 to 10 Employees.

Zenterra Developments Ltd. was named Business Excellence Winner with 11 to 40 Employees.

Cloverdale Paint Inc. was named Business Excellence Winner with 41-Plus Employees.

Kids Play Youth Foundation was named Not-for-Profit of the Year.

Arcade Party Truck Ltd. was named New Business of the Year.

Hassib Sarwari, owner, Afghan Kitchen, was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The District of West Vancouver donated $5,000 to PLEA’s Community Services’ Children of the Street program to support the delivery of workshops designed to keep young people safe from sexual exploitation.