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JIBC honours past and present Board of Trade directors

December 04, 2012

Photos by Dave Roels

The Justice Institute of British Columbia celebrated a milestone on Dec. 3 with the 11th JIBC Foundation Awards for Justice and Public Safety.

The black-tie fundraising gala, held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver and supported by presenting sponsor Scotiabank, featured a three-course banquet, live auction, and presentations of four awards.

Vancouver Board of Trade director Lorne Segal, president of Kingswood Capital Corporation, was among the evening’s four recipients, receiving the JIBC Foundation Community Leadership Award in recognition of is extensive philanthropic work.

The Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, received the Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award in recognition of his contributions to residents of B.C. and, in particular, its Aboriginal communities.

The Honourable Robert J. Bauman, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, received the Anthony P. Pantages, QC Medal, in recognition of his contributions to the justice system and legal profession.

Finally, the JIBC Foundation Heroes & Rescue Award was presented to Shayne Bucholz and John Semple, Primary Care Paramedics, and Cyril Ozeroff, B.C. Corrections and volunteer firefighter.

The event also provided an opportunity for JIBC to honour retiring President Jack McGee, who was recognized for 12 years of exceptional leadership at the Institute. McGee served as a director of The Vancouver Board of Trade for eight years, including six as secretary treasurer.

During his tenure, McGee sought to develop a closer working relationship between The Vancouver Board of Trade and JIBC, to proactively address public safety policy and practices and their impact on the business community.

Earlier this year, McGee co-chaired a governance task force review with incoming Board of Trade chair Ken Martin, president and CEO of Pacific Blue Cross.

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