February 06, 2014 - 4:41 AM
KELOWNA - A local land and real-estate developer not only earned four gold Tommie awards this past week, she's been appointed along with ten other B.C. women to the new Premier's Women's Economic Council.
Renee Wasylyk, 39, and her team at Troika Group took home four gold Tommie awards this past weekend, recognized in the people's choice category as well as Community of the Year for West Harbour. The Tommie awards are handed out annually by the Central Okanagan Canadian Home Builders Association to recognize excellence in the field.
And if all that weren't enough, Wasylyk was tapped to Christy Clark's newly developed Premier's Women's Economic Council.
The council will offer advice to the Premier and the minister of state for tourism and small business on strategies, issues, policy changes and potential actions to tap into economic opportunities for women that will help strengthen B.C.'s economy.
"I want women to have every opportunity to thrive as entrepreneurs and business leaders in B.C.," Clark said in a press release. "That's why I've asked some extraordinary women to bring fresh ideas on ways to grow and development economic opportunities that will benefit the whole province."
The initial intake of council members will be appointed for two or three years and are expected to meet with the minister of jobs and the minister of state for tourism and small business, with the Premier attending at least one of the meetings annually.
Appointees to the council:
- Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin, Anglin & Associations
- Shauna Harper, Live Work Communications
- Shannon Janzen, Western Forest Products
- Margo Middleton, Middleton Petroleum Services
- Lois Nahirney, TeeKay Corporation
- Sheila Orr, entrepreneur
- Tracy Redies, Coast Capital Savings
- Eva Sun, The Rice People (Libra National Inc.)
- Renee Wasylyk, Troika Development
- Jennifer Williamson, LIFESUPPORT Patient Transport
- Kirsten Wilson, Jack Cewe Ltd.
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