CPABC names nine new fellows

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VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – February 22, 2018) – Nine B.C. CPAs have been honoured with a fellowship (FCPA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

These nine accomplished chartered professional accountants are among today’s leading accounting and business professionals proudly representing their profession and designation: E. Albert Botteselle, FCPA, FCGA, (North Vancouver); David Bowra, FCPA, FCA, CIRP, (West Vancouver); Étienne Bruson, FCPA, FCA, (North Vancouver); Diana Chan, FCPA, FCA, (Whistler); Mary Galaugher, FCPA, FCGA, (New Westminster); Karen Horcher, FCPA, FCGA, (Vancouver); Tim Howley, FCPA, FCA, (New Westminster); Cecilia Wong, FCPA, FCA, CFA, (Vancouver); and Thomas Wong, FCPA, FCA, (Vancouver).

The FCPA designation recognizes CPAs who have provided exceptional services to the accounting profession and/or whose achievements in their careers or in their communities have earned them distinction and brought honour to the profession.

CPABC also acknowledged three other B.C. CPAs and two non-CPA members in the following award categories:

The Early Achievement Award recognized W. Mackenzie Kanigan, CPA, CGA, (Kamloops) and Abigail Ma, CPA, CA, (Vancouver) for having distinguished themselves early in their CPA careers through professional achievement and volunteer service.

The Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Thelma Siglos, CPA, CA, (New Westminster) for her remarkable commitment and dedication to the CPA profession and her community.

Honorary CPA designations were presented to John Helliwell, CPA (Hon.), (Vancouver) and David Wende, CPA (Hon.), (North Vancouver) for their significant commitment and contributions to the CPA profession.

Quote from Lori Mathison, FCPA, FCGA, LLB, president and CEO of CPABC
“We are extremely proud of these award winners for their contributions to both the CPA profession and their communities. We are thrilled to recognize their outstanding accomplishments. They are an inspiration for other business professionals in the province. These members are truly deserving of this recognition.”

To read the profiles of all the award winners, visit

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Publication quality photos of the recipients are available.

About CPA British Columbia
The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for more than 35,000 CPA members and almost 6,000 CPA students and candidates. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.

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