For the record: December 17, 2019

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Amyn Lalji has joined MLT Aikins LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s Indigenous law and energy practice areas.

Daleep Aujlay has joined Segev LLP as an associate. His practice focuses primarily on business, estate and real estate.


Alex Holowko has joined Kryton International Inc. as vice-president, sales and marketing.


Bal Bhullar has been appointed to the board of directors of ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. Bhullar currently serves as chief financial officer of the company. Shaun Greffard has resigned from the board.


Stirling Bryan has been appointed president of the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN), effective January 1, 2020. Current CEO Tom Noseworthy’s term of office will conclude on December 31, 2019. Bryan will lead the BC AHSN, which includes the BC Support Unit, Clinical Trials BC and Research Ethics BC operational units.


Mark Petersen has been appointed vice-president, exploration, of Calibre Mining Corp. Petersen previously served as vice-president of exploration for New Gold Inc.

Todd White has been appointed to Calibre Mining’s board of directors. He was most recently executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Goldcorp Inc.


Paul Hollands and Ray Tanguay have been appointed to the board of directors of Openroad Auto Group. Hollands is the former president and CEO of A&W. Tanguay is the former chair and president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

Hats Off

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The Port Coquitlam Royal Purple donated $1,000 to PLEA Community Services’ Children of the Street prevention workshops that help young people learn how to keep safe from sexual exploitation.

Westminster Savings donated $5,000 to the Surrey Christmas Bureau in support of local families in need.

The 25th annual Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant raised $460,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation at its annual gala dinner. More than 700 guests contributed to the donation, including Lions Clubs International, which was recognized for its commitment to a US$100,000 match. Funds raised will support the foundation’s efforts to bring surface-guided radiation equipment to BC Cancer – Vancouver

Viatec Foundation raised $70,000 in cash and food for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. Over a month, 35 local companies helped raise $63,406 in cash and 3,297 pounds of food. Since its inception in 2002, the Viatec Foundation Food Bank Challenge has raised more than $2.3 million in food and cash for the Mustard Seed.

The foundation also donated $10,000 to each of the following organizations: the Independent Media Producers Network Society, the Greater Victoria Public Library Board and the Junior Achievement of British Columbia. The contributions will support MediaNet’s filmmaking camp for Indigenous youth, a digital media lab and a TechWorks Victoria program that provides 350 local Grade 9 and 10 students the opportunity to explore technology-related careers.

Additionally, the foundation donated $30,000 to the Gender Equity Fund to support gender equity initiatives in the Greater Victoria region. 

The Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) donated $27,000 to Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Funds were raised through the 2019 CICMA Golf Tournament.