For the record: January 28, 2020

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People on the Move

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Chris Primett and Bruce Gordichuk have been appointed as senior vice-presidents of Carlson heavy construction division, and Carlson industrial construction division respectively, at Carlson Construction Group Inc. Primett is the former vice-president and general manager of Vancouver Pile Driving, a Carlson Construction Group company. Gordichuk is the former president of Quinn Contracting Ltd.


Aaron Dovell has been appointed a principal at Smythe LLP’s Nanaimo office. He specializes in providing accounting, tax compliance and advisory services to small and medium-sized private corporations.

Sophia Chien, Kaylee Leitch and Sarah Ng have been appointed managers at Smythe LLP. Chien primarily focuses on providing accounting, assurance and tax services to private and owner-managed companies. Leitch leads the firm’s overall marketing strategy and direction. Ng provides accounting, assurance and advisory services to privately owned and owner-managed companies.

Human Resources

Kim Osborne and Sheenagh Beadell have joined Chemistry Consulting Group as partners. Christine Willow and Frank Bourree will step down from partner positions in the company while continuing to engage independently on special interest projects.


Mark McPhee and Joe Antifaev have joined Harper Grey LLP as associates with primary focuses on practice insurance and health law. McPhee and Antifaev were previously lawyers at Swadden and Co. and Guild Yule LLP, respectively.

Bruno Desparts has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate in the health law group with a primary focus on professional liability, medical malpractice and disciplinary matters. Desparts is a former associate at Gowling WLG Canada.

Tyson Gratton has joined DLA Piper (Canada) LLP as an associate in the corporate group. His practice focuses primarily on helping emerging and growth-stage companies to managecorporate governance matters. Gratton was previously a lawyer at McMillan LLP.


Angela Wesley, Ken Tourand and Neil Cumming have been appointed to the board of directors at Technical Safety BC for a three-year term effective January 7, 2020.

Michelle Boilea has joined the Salvation Army B.C. Headquarters as a divisional manager of communications and marketing.

Real Estate

Pamela Smith has been appointed national director of corporate communications at Colliers International. Before joining Colliers, Smith served at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Jesse Halle has been appointed a vice-president of exploration at Triumph Gold Corp.


Rhea Dubois-Phillips has been appointed general manager at Edelman’s Vancouver office. Dubois-Phillips previously worked for Edelman Hong Kong before joining the company’s Vancouver team.


Errol Olsen has joined Traction on Demand as chief financial officer.

Companies on the move

Name change

Aon Reed Stenhouse has merged with CapriCMW Insurance Services. A team of eight insurance professionals will be joining CapriCMW. Aon Reed Stenhouse is now CapriCMW’s first office in Whitehorse, Yukon, and 15th office in Canada.

Hats Off

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Royal Canadian Legion branches in Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Port Coquitlam donated more than $3,200 to PLEA’s Children of the Street program to help aid the charity’s efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation of young people in B.C.

World Duty Free Vancouver donated more than $38,000 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation to help fund a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital.

Crossroads Hospice Society raised $6,121.80 through Port Moody 2019 Summer Sundays Concerts Series to help provide patient care and family support at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody.

Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group, received the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business’ 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year award.