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THIS WEEK MARCH 6 TO MARCH 12
Reducing Exposures to Occupational Carcinogens: Identifying priorities for workplace health and safety. Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, March 6, 9 a.m. to 4: 15 p.m., www.cancerpreven-tioncentre.sites.olt.ubc.ca/events/
Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue, Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Club, March 6, 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. free, metrovancouver.org/region/dialogues
Dematerialization: Transitioning to an Economy without Waste SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, March 7, 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m., free, www.metro-vancouver.org/region/dialogues
Tax Tips from an Accountant Small Business BC, 82-601 Cordova St., March 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $59, 604-775-5174 or www.smallbusinessbc.ca/seminars
My First Year in Business – A Financial Overview Small Business BC, 82-601 Cordova St., March 9, 1 to 4 p.m., $39, 604-775-5174 or www.smallbusinessbc. ca/seminars
Commercial Real Estate Agreements and the Law Small Business BC, 82-601 Cordova St., March 12, 12 to 1: 30 p.m. $25, 604-775-5174 or www.smallbusi-nessbc.ca/seminars
CAREER MOVE CHERYL CARLINE
NEW JOB: Director of development and communications
EMPLOYER: Covenant House Vancouver
OLD JOB: CEO, Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
QUOTE: “There are no secrets to success. Success is doing the things you know you should do.” -Anonymous
READING: The Little Princes: One man’s Promise to Bring home the lost children of Nepal by Connor Grennan.
WORST FEAR: Not enough time to do all the things I want to do.
GADGETS: iPhone, iPad, iPod.
EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS: BA, Norwich University, Vermont, USA, Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., Voluntary Sector and Arts Management, York University, Toronto
FIRST JOB: Teller, Bank of Montreal
ORIGINAL ASPIRATION: Writer of best-selling novel.
ROLE MODEL: My mother, who has fought a long battle with cancer and who has never given up her sense of humour and positive attitude.
BORN: Vancouver, the year American Bandstand premiered on television.
EMAILS A DAY: 50, and too many texts to mention.
SOCIAL NETWORKING? Facebook, but would like to tweet more -
FACEBOOK FRIENDS: 50 ESSENTIAL WEBSITE: VRBO for vacation rentals all over the world.
BEST PERK: Personal time to focus on healthy balanced lifestyle.
SPORTS/HOBBIES: Golf, and any sport on Kinnect!
LAST CONFERENCE: Fundraising, of course, in Chicago.
CAREER OBJECTIVE: To make a positive difference in the health and well being of a caring, just and civil society.
KUDOS CORPORATE GIVING
RBC Foundation donated $10,000 to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
Brentwood Town Centre donated $5,000 to Burnaby Hospital Foundation.
White Spot Richmond Centre donated $9,388 to Richmond Hospital. Every Christmas-day lunch, owner Veena Ganatra and her staff donate their time, restaurant proceeds and tips to charity.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation received $2,000 from McDonald’s Celebrity Golf Classic.
Rotary Club of Vancouver donated $5,000 to BC Family Hearing Resource Society.
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation received $10,000 from HI Roofing.
GF Financial donated $10,000 grant to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
Clevest Solutions has been included in the 2012 Ready to Rocket list for the third consecutive year as one of B.C.’s top companies in the communications technology sector.
Knights of Columbus donated $5,000 to Royal Columbia Hospital Foundation.
BC Sports Hall of Fame received $25,000 from Founder’s Cup Charity Golf Classic at the Jack Farley Tribute Luncheon.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/ Yukon Region received $80,000 from Telus’ Go Pink campaign, which saw $25 from every BlackBerry Curve smart-phone donated to the Foundation, from Oct. to Dec. 2011.
MOVES PERSONNEL CHANGES
Brenda Bouw joins PR Associates as an account director. Bouw was previously Globe and Mail’s mining reporter.
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s new board: President Scott Olson (1); president-elect Ron Todson; vice-president Ray Werger; past president Sukh Sidhu; and directors Manny Boparai, Jorda Maisey, Mohamed Mansour, Gopal Sa-hota, Sharon Wayman, Charles Wiebe, Ralph Visser and Dennis Germyn.
BMO Bank of Montreal appoints Christine Cooper (2) as corporate finance vice-president for B.C.
Richard Jan Lee (3) joins Iredale Group Architecture after 13 years with James K.M. Cheng Architect.
Matthew Baird (4) joins MusicFest Vancouver as program director. Baird spent 30 years with the CBC.
Tourism Whistler has named Louise Walker (5) as its new vice-president of marketing and strategic planning.
Michael McPhie (6) has been appointed chair of the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C. McPhie is CEO of Curis Resources.
Society of Notaries Public of B.C.’s new board directors: Filip de Sagher, Kate Manvell, Lorne Mann, David Watts.
McMillan LLP has admitted five new partners: Ryan J. Black, Farzad Forooghian, Christine Man, Laurel Petryk, and Joan Young.
Jon Eaton (7), a member of the Abbots-ford Police Board, has been appointed president of the BC Association of Police Boards.
Canada Korea Business Association’s new board: Charles Kim, David L.
Scott Ackles has been appointed CEO of BC Sport Agency. Ackles recently led the team that delivered the 2011 Grey Cup championship and festival.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Name: Metro Gnome Lawn and Garden
Owner: Scott Thran
Description: Our bicycle-driven business provides quiet and emission free traditional lawn and garden care solutions for existing yards in Vancouver.
Opened: January 2012.
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