Thomas Lukaszuk is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs as a Progressive Conservative. He is currently also the Minister of Education (formerly the Minister of Employment and Immigration). For more information regarding Thomas Lukaszyk please visit: http://education.alberta.ca/department/about/minister.aspx
Allan Wachowich’s family was one of the first five Polish families to immigrate to Alberta in 1944. He has been a long standing judge in Alberta and was the former Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. He was also the Canadian Football League’s pro bono arbitrator for 20 years. For more information regarding Allan Wachowicz please visit: http://www.fmc-law.com/People/WachowichAllan.aspx
Blaine Calkins is a Canadian politician who has served on the House of Commons Standing Committees for National Defence, Justice and Human Rights, Fisheries and Oceans and Environment and Sustainable Development and currently sits on the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. Blaine is Chair of the Canada-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Group and an executive member of both the NATO Parliamentary Association and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. For more information regarding Blaine Calkins please visit: http://www.blainecalkinsmp.ca/
Tenatively Confirmed Speakers
Peter Mielzynski Jr.
Peter Mielzynski Jr. is the president and CEO of PMA Canada that is Canada’s largest importer of wine and spirits. Although his father was the founder of the company, Peter Mielzynski Jr. knew how to capitalize on his Polish roots and Canadian foundation. In 1982 he opened the Alberta chapter of PMA and this made the company the great success it is today. For more information regarding Peter Mielzynski Jr. please visit: http://www.pmacanada.com/home_manage_peterjr.php
Elizabeth Hurley is a partner at Davies Park, and responsible for business development, the management of client relationships and the execution of executive search assignments. Elizabeth has extensive experience recruiting senior executives to companies and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. For more information regarding Elizabeth Hurley please visit: http://daviespark.com/about-us/elisabeth-hurley