John (pictured at right with his family) has truly made a difference for Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC). Recognizing and celebrating this, John’s friends and associates have sought to honour him by launching the John Sims Fund to ensure the continuation of his vision and support of SOBC.
It’s been several months in the making, with John’s business associates, family, colleagues, and friends from many areas of his life coming together to support the idea. The first fund appeal was issued to friends, family, and fans of John’s at the beginning of March, and by the month’s end, donations in John’s honour totalled more than $60,000.
John, we congratulate you on this well deserved honour.
Vice-President of the Canadian Soccer Association, member of the National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 and Manning Elliott Partner, Steve Reed announces the 2015 Women's World Cup games which will be played across Canada!
Video link: 2015 Women's World Cup Announcement
Join me in congratulating our very own Jody Hatto for being the 2012 recipient of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Award for the Highest Mark in Taxation of Trusts and Estates diploma course. Jody scored the highest mark out of 23 exam writers across Canada!
She will be presented the award at a special Student Reception during STEP Canada’s National Conference in June 2013.
In addition to her achievement, Jody has also accepted invitations to be the student liaison for STEP’s Vancouver Executive Committee & National Student Liaison Committee.Congratulations on your tremendous achievement Jody!!
We are excited to announce that Paul Leedham and Harvey Peters are the newest partners at Manning Elliott LLP!
Paul provides accounting, assurance, and business advisory services with a focus on working with companies operating in the technology, life sciences, and investment fund industries, while Harvey provides accounting, taxation, and business advisory services primarily to owner-managed private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
We are pleased to acknowledge our successful 2012 Uniform Evaluation (UFE) writers! Our partners and entire team would like to congratulate our next generation of future leaders.
Standing (L-R): Kush Kaushal, Tianyi Chen, Meghan Henderson, Iain Henderson, Kevin Ma, Jean Paul Booyens, Winnie Lee, Kevin Fung, Desmond Young & Dario Bon.
Steve Reed, our partner in charge of our Tax Team, has been elected vice-president of the board of directors of the Canadian Soccer Association. The Association is the official governing body for soccer in Canada. Its mandate is to promote the growth and development of the sport from grassroots to high performance. With over 1,000,000 registered players, coaches and officials, soccer now has the greatest participation and is the fastest growing sport in the country.
Steve has also been chosen to be a member of the National Organizing Committee for the FIFA Women's World Cup which is being hosted in Canada in 2015.
We congratulate Steve on both of these prestigious appointments!
Melanie Cockle, one of our senior managers, was recently presented with the CA School of Business' top award in British Columbia for a student facilitator. The Kouri Berezan Heinrichs Outstanding Facilitator Award recognizes CA School of Business facilitators who approach their role with excellence. An outstanding approach of this kind benefits not only students, but also their employers and the entire professional accountancy education process.
Melanie developed unusually effective strategies for supporting students through online learning for modules 1 and 2. As a result, Melanie's students regularly remarked on her friendliness, her detailed and specific feedback, and her ability to connect with them.
We're so pleased, Melanie, that all of your hard work — over and above your role with us — has been recognized by CASB.