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Colby Broeckel Receives A.T. Still Medal of Honour

Rob Johnston, Principal of The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, poses with Windsor’s Colby Broeckel

JUNE 2019 NEWSFLASH – Colby Broeckel Receives A.T. Still Medal of Honour

Working with the community, as a Personal Trainer for 10 years and completing eight years of schooling, Colby Broeckel is now an Osteopathic Practitioner. Upon graduating from The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Broeckel also received the “A.T. Still Medal of Honour,”which is awarded to the “Most Outstanding Graduate.” He has been practicing manual therapy for three years and, in April, opened the first osteopathic clinic in Windsor — The Broeckel Clinic Classical Osteopathy, 9863 Tecumseh Road East, at the corner of Tecumseh Road and Forest Glade Drive. “I opened the clinic, in order to develop awareness around osteopathy, and show the community how effective and valuable it is,” Broeckel indicates. “No one should live with pain or dysfunction.” Along with Jeff Parker (Manual Practitioner), they provide Windsor Essex County residents with treatments that can help a multitude of aches and pains, or ailments. Osteopathy can help with acute and chronic pains, improving digestion, breathing, and other physiological functions, along with posture, balance and control. The Broeckel Clinic is accredited and extended health benefits can be used towards your treatment.

Emilee Fernandes opened Jem Glamorganic Medical Spa, in February, a skin care and spa specialist focusing on the healing side of beauty at 1825 Manning Road, Suite 400 in Tecumseh. Services include: nail/skin care, body treatments, tanning, makeup artistry, waxing/tinting and more. With integrating chemical-free, botanical products, ancient modalities and modern skin ideas, Fernandes and her team concentrate on nurturing your skin and protecting the integrity of your health, mind, body and soul. They claim to achieve unmatched results by infusing healing energy through reiki, crystals and intention into each service and experience at their spa. Visit online to get more details on the Tecumseh spa or you can also visit their second location in Harrow at 9 King Street West.

Arms with wife Kerry and son Liam.

Erie Shores Healthcare (ESHC; 194 Talbot Street West in Leamington, has selected Arms Bumanlag as the organization’s Director of Communications & Public Relations, as of the end of May 2019. He is responsible for the overall communications strategy, both internally and externally, for the hospital, building positive and strong relationships with staff, Board of Directors, community health partners, politicians, the media and the people of Windsor and Essex County — in person and on social media. Bumanlag joins the Erie Shores Healthcare team from almost 20 years of broadcasting experience here in Windsor Essex — most recently as the 6 p.m. News Anchor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Arms tells Biz X magazine, “Having a child changes your priorities. Having a child with medical needs like my son Liam has thrust my wife and I into the healthcare world — and has opened my eyes to the amazing work being done by physicians, nurses, and medical professionals around our area. This allows me to give back and to tell the stories of their work — and serve the patients and communities that make up our region. It truly is all about compassionate care close to home — I’m lucky to be able to join the ESHC leadership team.” Janice Dawson, CEO is thrilled he is now on board. “As the landscape of healthcare is ever changing, and ESHC is committed to meet the care needs of the communities we serve, we need to ensure that we are engaging with our communities, staff and physicians and informing them of what is happening at the local healthcare level. I am confident Arms is the right person to be able to do just that.”

Liz Arkinstall, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, who works out of the administration office for Libro Credit Union in Essex, has won a national award. Photo courtesy of Libro.

Alterna Savings and Central 1 Credit Union are pleased to announce that Liz Arkinstall, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Libro Credit Union, is the recipient of the 2019 “Gary Gillam Award.” This award for corporate social responsibility is presented annually to an individual who promotes credit unions as socially responsible alternatives to banks and other financial institutions. Arkinstall began her journey in social sustainability and corporate responsibility by seeking out research and partnerships with industry experts to truly understand the possibilities. Her leadership led to Libro’s participation in southwestern Ontario’s first Impact Investing Fund, aimed at supporting community real estate programs, social enterprise and affordable housing developments, with 69 affordable housing units being constructed just this past year. Arkinstall also directed the transformation of the credit union’s community engagement strategy to a social purpose business model focusing community investment on regional economic development, youth leadership, and money smarts. She spearheaded the initiative for Libro to become a Certified B Corporation and a member of the Responsible Investment Association. She also helped develop the first-ever Credit Union Community Impact Certificate at the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA): an eight-week professional development program designed to teach credit union staff and board members how to create positive impacts within their communities, and she continues as a facilitator for that program. Besides sponsoring this award, Alterna Savings and Central 1 also contributed $2,500 to be donated to two charities of her choice. Arkinstall requested this amount be split between the Pillar Non-Profit Network (social enterprise support) in London, Ontario and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre in Windsor. 

Individuals and organizations that have shown extraordinary love for their community through supporting United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, were honoured at a media event and luncheon in late April. “This year’s ‘I Believe in My Community Award’ recipients are reflective of United Way’s incredible network of champions who go above and beyond to support the community with their time, talent, and treasure,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way. These valued partners and award recipients include: Sal Albano, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Windsor; Libro Credit Union, Essex County; Michael Brieda, FCA Windsor Assembly Plant; Cavendish Farms, UFCW Locals 633 & 175, Wheatley; Magna International-Integram Windsor Seating, UNIFOR Local 444, Lakeshore; ArcelorMittal, Windsor; Dr. Ross and Leane Moncur, Kingsville and Lynda Pizzolitto, Reliance Home Comfort, Tecumseh.“Acknowledging people who are doing important work in our community — people who believe in our community — is so important,” adds Matt Brannagan, Chair of United Way’s volunteer Board of Directors. “These partners are showing real leadership in driving change in Windsor and Essex County and we are committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with them, and all of our donors, to help those in need.” A description for each award recipient can be found online.

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