50th Anniversary Gala

October 12, 2014

Address by John Bulman, one of the nine founders of CIM in Manitoba


Wasn’t that a Party!

On October 4th, the Winnipeg Branch held a truly memorable 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

The evening began with a Cocktail Reception where C.I.M members and their guests had the opportunity to renew friendships and make new friends. During the reception we had a table as well as a slideshow of highlighting some of our Winnipeg branch history.

We had a great turnout with 185 enjoying a fabulous evening. Special guests included: Dr. Matthew Jelavic and Mrs. Myvonny Jelavic, Betty Smith, Robert Beitz, Deb Daigle, Nicole Hamilton, Garry Kalawarny, Doug Komadowski, Cindy Erdosi, Valerie Squires, Phyllis Reid-Jarvis, Janine Drennan-Alsip, Sharon Bukowski, Lynne Gibbings, Vincent Hykawy, Susan Rusk and Alan Thorlakson.

Piper Kyle Campbell lead the Winnipeg Branch Board of Directors and our special guests into the Gala dinner. The evening was Emceed by Gord Leclerc, CTV Winnipeg News Anchor

A number of presentations were made…

The Professional Manager Designation recipients for 2013 – 2014 were:

Gilles Abraham, Nick Bevilacqua, D.Timothy Brown, Darrin Desmedt, Garry Kalawarny, Steven Lupky, and Paul Senecal.


The following awards were presented:

P.R.A.I.S.E. Award

The Performance Recognition for Achievement, Innovation, Service & Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to our success through their significant contributions to better our branch and our members’ CIM experience. Contributions such as this ensure that the CIM Winnipeg Branch remains the largest and most vibrant branch in Canada.

Robert Beitz, C.I.M.

Char Chastalain

Clayton McPherson, C.I.M. P.Mgr.

Dr. Lori Wallace


Martin J. Lyons P.R.I.M.E. Awards

The Performance Recognition for Innovation & Management Excellence Award recognizes the general management achievements of an organization located in Manitoba. This year two organizations are being presented this prestigious award.

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Accepting this award – Les Parry

MTS Allstream Inc.

Accepting this award – Ed Kostusik


George Smith Communications Award

The George Smith Communications Award is presented annually to the student who attains the highest mark in the Canadian Institute of Management’s communications class for the current year.

Bethany Phillips


Long-Term Service Pins

We would like to thank the following long-term service pin recipients for their continued dedication and commitment to the Canadian Institute of Management

10 Year Pin

David Henderson

Garry Kalawarny

Ryan Klips

Jeffrey Koroluk

Dalia Naguib

Darryl Pohl

Deborah Regier

Cheryl Summerly

Travis Wahl

Leon Wong


15 Year Pin

Dennie Diell

Kim Griffith

Jeff Henry

Dennis Holowka

Ruth Kresnyak

Margaret Makodanski

Karen Pellatt

Phil Picton

Christine Prociuk

Hugh Roche

Maria Vokey


20 Year Pin

Robert Beitz

Paul Desorcy

Jules Gareau

Charles Latschislaw

Thomas Mark

Albert Stephen Smith


25 Year Pin

Ward Keith

Deborah O’Bray


30 Year Pin

Alan Thorlakson


40 Year Pin

Terrance Clark


To round out the evening we enjoyed the comedy of Dean Jenkinson

All guests in attendance were entered into a draw for door prizes which included 35 tickets to the John Maxwell Leadership Conference, 1 stay at the Victoria Inn, and 1 pair of Jets tickets.

We would like to thank our organizing committee: Luanne Scott, Dennie Cormack, Louise Doberstein, Garry Kalawarny, and Heather Kozubski.

The Canadian Institute of Management – Winnipeg Branch would like to thank the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Decorations by Rick, Petals by S & A, CSR Systems, and Jon Schroeder Photography.

A special thank you to our sponsors, Manitoba Blue Cross, Petals by S & A, University of Manitoba – Extended Education, and the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre.

Finally we would like to Thank YOU, the business community, fellow members, friends, and family for your support over the past 50 Years.


To view the pictures from the 50th Anniversary Gala please log into the Members area.

Dennie Cormack, BA C.I.M.

Vice-President Marketing and Communications

Winnipeg Chapter