Recap: Kelowna 2019 MET Dinner

Ben Sander FCPA FCA, chair of the CPABC Board, with cohort of members celebrating their 50 years of membership. Photo by CPABC.

On October 17, 2019, the CPABC Okanagan Chapter hosted the annual Member Engagement Tour (MET) event at the Manteo Hotel and Resort located on Kelowna’s beautiful lakefront.

Approximately 60 CPAs were in attendance to learn about the latest labour market research for accountants, connect with the other CPA and celebrate member milestones.

The MET presentation was delivered by Jan Sampson FCPA, FCA, Executive Vice President, Member & Student Experience, and Ben Sander FCPA, FCA, CPABC Board Chair.  The presenters provided an update on the CPABC and BC government study examining the labour market and changing market expectations and the skills needed to succeed now and in the future.  They also discussed the impact of technology on the accounting profession and the progress being made on the CPA Canada Foresight project.

In addition to the presentation, another highlight of the evening was the recognition of nine members who were celebrated for attaining important member milestones:

50 Year Members:

  • Kenneth Almond CPA CA
  • Terrence MacDermott CPA CA
  • Mervyn Scott CPA CA
  • Bruce Klippenstein CPA CA

25 Year Members:

  • Andrew Adamson CPA CA
  • Janet Dillon CPA CGA
  • Robert Shearer CPA CA

20 Year Members:

  • Connie Mander CPA CMA

10 Year Members:

  • Michael Chittenden CPA CMA

Congratulations to these members on their milestone years!

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