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Four Albertans inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame; Alberta’s Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum wins national award; Calgary Chamber of Commerce turns 125

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta Business

Apr 27, 2016

by Willow White

Ross Glen, Mac Van Wielingen, Cal Wenzel, and the late Ron Southern were inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame on April 26, 2016. The four Albertans were honoured for their business prowess and philanthropic contributions.

Calgary Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 125-year birthday on April 27, 2016. In 1891, 46 Alberta business people (including a gun maker, a horse trader and a cobbler) came together to form a business organization that is known today as the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

The Board of Directors at the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) welcomes Gael MacLeod as a new member. MacLeod’s appointment will run until April 1, 2019.

The University of Alberta has honoured a variety of individuals and groups with their annual Community Connection Awards. This year, Calder Bateman, the creators of Pride Tape, a rainbow-coloured sports tape, has received the Advocate Award. All proceeds from the sales of Pride Tape go to support LGBTQ youth outreach initiatives.

Jim Carter, former CEO of Syncrude, will be retiring from his role as chair of the Alberta Chamber of Resources mining industry advisory committee.

The 2016 APEGA (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) Centennial Leadership Award has been given to Roger Cheng, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2002. A full list of recipients can be found on APEGA’s website.

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley, Alberta received the Outstanding Achievement Award (Science/Exhibition), from the Canadian Museums Association (CMA). The recently constructed Dinosaur Museum is named after Alberta’s foremost paleontologist.


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