7:30 Award Presentation & Speaker
Danish Canadian Club, 727 11 Ave. SW, Tivoli Room
Members: Adult $35/Senior or Student $30
Non-members: Adult $50/Senior $40/Student $35
The recent signing of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement opens the door to the development of new business and trade opportunities with Ukraine. Featured speaker Vitaliy Milentyev will present an analysis of the CUFTA and its ramifications. Mr. Milentyev is president of Global Wealth Builders Ltd., as well as Director and Alberta representative of the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for overseeing portfolio management and financial planning services provided by Global Wealth Builders. Mr. Milentyev’s previous experience includes positions as Treasury Officer for the Canadian Wheat Board, and Head of Equity Markets in one of the Emerging Market countries at ING Bank. Vitaliy is a CFA charterholder and holds two Master’s Degrees: Economics (University of Manitoba) and Finance (Odessa State Economic University).
UCPBA Calgary’s 2016 Outstanding Award recipient is Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj, founder of the charity Help Us Help The Children. After adopting an orphan from Ukraine in 1992 and seeing the appalling conditions in orphanages there, Ms. Wrzesnewskyj has dedicated her life to improving the lives of disadvantaged and orphaned children and young people living in poor conditions in post-Soviet Ukraine. The charity which she and her husband founded in 1994, supports over 200 orphanages throughout the country and provides those deprived of parental care with immediate aid and ongoing support. Some 45,000 children have already benefited from the charity’s activities, receiving supplies such as medication, food, clothing, or participating in educational program or anti-trafficking seminars designed to help them reintegrate into society after leaving the systems. Other activities of HUHTC include summer camps, scholarships and prosthetics programs.