CPABC in Focus July/August 2016 - Page 47

MEMBERS IN FOCUS 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ceremony video at youtube.com/user/cpabritishcolumbia 13 1 & 2. Graduates gather before the procession starts. 3. A bagpiper kicks off the ceremony. 4. Plenty of photo ops as grads make their way into the auditorium. 5. L to R: Colin Yakashiro, CPA, CA, managing partner of Grant Thornton LLP (on hand to present the National Firms Award to honour roll students); Steve Vieweg, FCPA, FCMA, CEO of the CPA Western School of Business; CPABC president & CEO Richard Rees, FCPA, FCA; CPA Canada chair Alain Côté, FCPA, FCA; and outgoing CPABC chair Olin Anton, FCPA, FCA. 6. Honour roll grad Michelle Bergsma, CPA (second from right), receives her certificate. 7-10. Graduates make their way across the stage. 11. Valedictorian Martin Leung urges grads to “keep reaching for the stars.” 12. Graduates and family members had a chance to take photos with CPA leaders after the ceremony. 13 & 14. Happy families celebrate with their graduates. 12 14 CPABC in Focus • July/August 2016 47