Top Twenty Under Forty NOVA Awards Celebrated in Thunder Bay


Shy-Anne Hovorka with Barry Streib (Tbaytel NOACC) and Charla Robinson (NOMA, TBCoC)

THUNDER BAY – The Top Twenty Under Forty NOVA Awards were celebrated in Thunder Bay on Saturday evening. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, NOACC and SHIFT Thunder Bay’s Young Professional Network announced the winners of Top 20 under 40 who were honoured at a Gala event held at Fort William Historical Park. Two hundred and fifty people were on hand to celebrate the successes of 66 nominees and 20 individual winners who under the age of 40 have made their mark in their communities or professional lives, and are considered leaders by many in Northwestern Ontario and beyond.

Nathan Lawrence, the President of SHIFT stated “Tonight was a remarkable evening for SHIFT and the amazing Northern Ontario Visionary Award Nominees and Award Winners. It was humbling to learn about what these individuals have done to make our region and their communities what they are today. Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario is lucky to have so much talent within its grasp..”

“The Chamber is very pleased to partner with SHIFT on this monumental event. We are extremely proud to recognize the amazing community leaders – all of the nominees and the winners of the Top 20” added Michael Nitz, Chair of the Board of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.

There were leaders recognized from many fields, representing a broad range of the people in our region.

Here are the Top Twenty under Forty:

Thunder Bay:
Marcia Arpin
Stephanie Ash
Chantal Brochu
Doug Carlson
Elliott Doxtater-Wynn
Justin Frape
Keely Hartviksen
Genevieve Knauff
Jason Komoski
Herp Lamba
Joseph LeBlanc
Duncan F. Macgillivray
Jake Satten
Matt Simeoni

Jonah Dupuis, Nipigon
Shy-Anne Hovorka, Nipigon
Sean Irwin, Terrace Bay
Neil McLeod, Dryden
Eric Pietsch, Geraldton
Jon Thompson, Kenora

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