Award hon­ours ‘voice of rea­son’

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - KATHY MCCORMICK

A hous­ing in­dus­try vet­eran has been hon­oured for his con­tri­bu­tion to the over­all bet­ter­ment of Al­berta’s hous­ing constructi­on in­dus­try.

Onufry Shi nkewski — v i ce - pres­i­dent of the Ed­mon­ton re­gion of Gen­star De­vel­op­ment Co. and out­go­ing pres­i­dent of the Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute-Al­berta — was re­cently hon­oured with the an­nual Maple Leaf Award.

“He is the voice of rea­son and knowl­edge,” says pres­i­dent Deep Shergill of the Cana­dian Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tion-Al­berta, who is also pres­i­dent of Prom­i­nent Homes.

The awa r d h o n o u r s a non­builder mem­ber who has not only con­trib­uted to the in­dus­try, but the as­so­ci­a­tions linked to it.

In Shinkewski’s role as pres­i­dent of the UDI-Al­berta, he served as a di­rec­tor of the CHBA-Al­berta.

He re­cently stepped down as UDI-Al­berta pres­i­dent, turn­ing over the reins to Ray Watkins of G3 De­vel­op­ment Ser­vices Inc., an Ed­mon­ton-based com­pany that also works in Cal­gary.

Mem­bers of the Cal­gary branch of UDI also re-elected a board of direc­tors who had served two-year terms and agreed to run again.

Th­ese are Michael Dutczak of Carma De­vel­op­ers, Chris Kolozetti of United Com­mu­ni­ties, Jay­dan Tait of Grosvenor, Mar­cello Chi­ac­chia of Gen­star De­vel­op­ment Co. and Don Merl o of Car ma De­vel­op­ers.

They join chair­man Don McLeod, who is with WestCreek De­vel­op­ments, as well as Richard Priest of Apex Lim­ited Part­ner­ship, Glynn Hendry of Qual­ico Com­mu­ni­ties, Paul Tay­lor of Hopewell Res­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ties, Mark Wynker of Stan­tec Con­sult­ing Ltd., Karin Fin­ley of Qual­ico Com­mu­ni­ties, and Doug Porozni of Ron­more Hold­ings Inc.

Th­ese seven direc­tors are on the sec­ond year of their two-year com­mit­ment. One spot re­mains va­cant on the board.

In his i nau­gu­ral speech at a re­cent an­nual gen­eral meet­ing, Watkins an­nounced t he next UDI-Al­berta con­fer­ence will be held April 29 at the Cal­gary Coast Plaza Ho­tel, 1316 33 St. N.E.

The fo­cus of the con­fer­ence will be green and the day will in­clude in­dus­try leader fore­casts for the year.

The an­nual Cal­gary Spirit of UDI Awards hon­our­ing vol­un­teers within the or­ga­ni­za­tion, which rep­re­sents the res­i­den­tial constructi­on i ndus­try, will be held the night be­fore the con­fer­ence at the same lo­ca­tion.

Onufry Shinkewski

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