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Manitoba CITT recognizes new grads, awards scholarships

Annual dinner reflects on the year's achievements, presents newly certified CCLP members with their certificates, and awards students

June 25, 2019

The new Manitoba CCLP graduates.

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Council of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) held its Annual Dinner and New CCLP (CITT Certified Logistics Professional) Celebration ceremony on June 20 in Winnipeg.

The annual dinner is an opportunity for the council to reflect on the year’s achievements, present newly certified CCLP members with their certificates, and award two students, one from secondary school and one from Red River College, with scholarships to assist them in their logistics career path.

Congratulations to newly certified CCLP members:

  • Dimitrios Athanasiou of Palliser Furniture
  • Kewei Cen of Bison Transport
  • Kevin Vandal of Bison Transport
  • Marla Destefano of Winpak
  • Cheryl Wenzel of Winpak,
  • Ryan Masters of Day & Ross,
  • Russell Sward of Welder’s Supplies
  • David Bourrier of Price Industries
  • Zhen Chai of Pepsi
  • Evgeni Glinberg of North West Company
  • Adebayo Oketooto of Petland

Student scholarship winners Esnart Shepande and Nikole Lando.

Esnart Shepande of Canadian National Railway from Red River College was presented with the Walter Kenneth Morris Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship recognizes a Manitoba student who excels in the organization’s Transportation Systems course (online or in class) and who goes on to excel in Logistics Processes.

This award was first presented in 2007 and is named for Walter Morris who died in November, 2005. Walter was one of the leading facilitators in the Province of Manitoba, teaching both the Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes courses, and held numerous positions on both the Manitoba Council and at the National Level.

The Darren Christle Innovation Award was presented to Nikole Lando. This award is presented to a Grade 12 student at the Windsor Park Collegiate in Winnipeg, who exemplifies innovation in school work and supply chain activities in the Windsor Park Collegiate Career Internship Program. The first presentation of this award was in 2010.

This annual bursary includes a plaque and a cheque for $250. Winners are selected by the school and must meet a criteria that includes volunteering, a completion of a logistics/supply chain case study, verbal, written and problem solving skills while maintaining a minimum 70 percent average in academics.

Longstanding CCLP members Michelle Madden (five years), Steve Pratte (five years), and Dale Bjorklund (10 years) were also recognized for achieving CCLP designation milestones.