Long Term Service Award

The Long Term Service Award recognizes and celebrates employees who have been with any of the PWT companies for 25 years and beyond.
Each award recipient receives a distinctive gift and a financial reward.

At PWT, we owe our success to the skill, commitment, and loyalty of our people. The Long Term Service Award recognizes and celebrates employees who have been with  any of the PWT companies for 25 years and beyond. Each award recipient receives a distinctive gift and a financial reward.

The Long Term Service Award is symbolized by the inukshuk, a timeless Canadian Inuit symbol of co-operation, balance, and unselfishness.

Our 2015 Long Term Service Award winners, each with at least 25 years of service, are listed below:

  • Wes Bailey
  • Randy Briggs
  • Sam Caruk
  • Sharon Cuillerier
  • Edward Daer
  • Toni Deni
  • Claudine Drouin
  • Wendy Foulds
  • Lewis Gillespie

  • Mark Hannah
  • Jim Hatch
  • Sheila Hunter
  • Mike Kelly
  • Fred Knowles
  • Ruth Mathews
  • Odo Melcher
  • Nancy Murray
  • Patty Pattison

  • Calvin Perepelitza
  • Robert Piper
  • Cairn Schizcozke
  • Iona Sedore
  • Ivan Stinn
  • Linda Taylor
  • Arlene Turner
  • Ron Wickstrand
  • Betty Yap

Our 2014 Long Term Service Award winners, each with at least 25 years of service, are listed below:

  • Brian Ball
  • Steve Barnes
  • Louann Brooks
  • Brian Closs
  • Sheila Hunter
  • Graham Hyde
  • Esther Landry

  • Cameron McKinnon
  • Brent Melcher
  • Randall Melcher
  • Jakov Mijic
  • PR Naess
  • Robert Piper
  • June Read

  • Iona Sedore
  • Gord Souka
  • Dave Van Camp
  • Carol Whelen
  • Rick Wiebe
  • Ron Zimmer


As part of the Pacific Western Group of Companies family, we appreciate all that you have done.

Rick Wiebe -Honoured for 35 YEARS of Dedication and Service

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Our 2013 Long Term Service Award winners, each with at least 25 years of service, are listed below:

  • Bernard Amyotte
  • Randy Briggs
  • Marion Butt
  • Walter Butt
  • Kathy Campbell
  • Dan Cavenaile
  • Uday Chand
  • Jack Dally
  • Toni Deni

  • Oswald Francis
  • Marilyn Freiburger
  • Ross Fitch
  • Morris Fudge
  • Robert Jeglum
  • Mike Kelly
  • Steve Kuhn
  • Joseph Maclellan
  • Robert McCauley

  • Cameron McKinnon
  • PR Naess
  • Manuel Pacheco
  • Al Pfeifer
  • Melvin Reid
  • Richard Roscoe
  • Karen Shilson
  • Ron Wickstrand
  • Rick Wiebe


Thank you all for your loyalty and dedication to Pacific Western Transportation.

Scott Hucal -Honoured for 35 YEARS of Dedication and Service

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Scott’s career with the Pacific Western Group of Companies began in 1978 with Diversified Edmonton.

“I’ve always had great people who supported me throughout my career, especially during the early years.”

During his many years with Diversified Edmonton, he learned a great deal from Rick Colborne and Ted White about Industrial Employee Transportation and Charters. In 1994, Red Arrow School Bus (Edmonton) was launched and on many occasions Scott never hesitated to step up when short-staffed. In 2007, Red Arrow School Bus became part of the Southland brand and Scott was appointed Manager of Prairie Bus Lines in Red Deer, Alberta. “I looked forward to the opportunity,” says Scott. “The city was not new to me. I had attended Red Deer College so I was very familiar with the area.

Prairie Bus Lines is a busy operation with a team of 148 employees, a fleet of 140 school buses and 7 motorcoaches. I enjoy my work and the people here are terrific. We have a great team and it’s because of the teamwork that we continue to succeed.”

Scott is also known for his commitment to provide exceptional customer service and for the support and mentorship he provides to employees. Truly a stellar career spanning 35 years.

Our 2012 Long Term Service Award winners, each with at least 25 years of service, are listed below:

  • Art Bilton
  • Basil Martin
  • Betty Yap
  • Brent Melcher
  • Brian Ball
  • Brian Closs
  • Cameron McKinnon
  • Claudine Drouin
  • Carol Whelen
  • Dan Cavenaile
  • Dave Van Camp
  • Dianne Duskocy
  • Doug Lemna
  • Esther Landry
  • Glenn McBain
  • Gord Souka

  • Graham Hyde
  • Ian Korman-Clingan
  • Ivan Stinn
  • Jack Dally
  • Jack Gustavson
  • Jakov Mijic
  • James McKee
  • Jenny Chenier
  • June Read
  • Lili Gardner
  • Linda Drover
  • Mike Kelly
  • Nancy Murray
  • Norm Tiebe
  • Ode Melcher
  • Oswald Francis

  • PR Naess
  • Randal Melcher
  • Randy Briggs
  • Richard Roscoe
  • Rick Weibe
  • Robert Jeglum
  • Robert McCauley
  • Sam Caruk
  • Scott Hucal
  • Sheila Hunter
  • Steve Barnes
  • Toni Deni
  • Wes Bailey

Congratulations to all our Long Term Service Award winners!