Jack White, Assistant to the General President, IUPAT; Premier Rachel Notley, Alberta; John Sedor, BM/ST IUPAT District Council 17

Left: Jack White, Assistant to the General President of the IUPAT
Middle: Rachel Notley, Albert Premier
Right: John Sedor, BM/ST IUPAT District Council 17

John Sedor, Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer

John Sedor is a Red Seal Journeyman Painter with decades of experience in all aspects of the trade. John is the BM/ST for District Council 17, responsible for all aspects of and all employees of the DC. Prior to the formation of the new District Council, John was the Business Manager for Local 739 (since November 2004). John joined the L739 staff in 1989.
Covering three provinces and two territories, John is what you call a very busy guy! He resides in Winnipeg, but he is [obviously] usually on the road. … That’s the job!

Contact Information: John Sedor

p. 204.943.2497, x 101
e. jsedor@dc17.ca

Shauntelle Hollett, Director of Training

Starting out as an instructor in 2018 with District Council 17, Shauntelle now serves the membership as the Director of Training. With an extensive industrial painting background Shauntelle has utilized her experiences in the field to educate the membership on the skills and theory required to succeed. Shauntelle is a certified AMPP instructor, NACE Senior Coatings Inspector, and has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge.

Contact Information: Shauntelle Hollett

p. 780-318-2589
e. shollett@dc17.ca

Pictured: Shauntelle atop the Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton, AB (2017)

Sam El Tassi, Director of Servicing & Organizing

Sam joined District Council 17 as a field representative and now serves as Director of Servicing and Organizing.

Contact Information: Sam El Tassi

p. 780-297-3509

e. seltassi@dc17.ca

Kevin Rawn, Field Representative (Saskatchewan)

Kevin Rawn has been a Red Seal Journeyman Painter with Local 739 since 1990. Kevin has a diverse range of skills working in residential, commercial, and the industrial sectors across western Canada and is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector.  Kevin joined the DC 17 staff in the summer of 2022 and acts as a field representative across the province of Saskatchewan.

Contact Information: Kevin Rawn

p. 306-539-0097
e. krawn@dc17.ca

Pictured: Kevin Rawn

Darren WeaselChild, Field Representative

Darren is Local 177’s Calgary as a field representative and organizer. Darren is heavily involved in the Painter Decorator community having served on numerous committees including the Local Apprenticeship Committee, the Provincial Apprenticeship Committee for the Painters Trade,  and the Facilitated Youth Against Racism Program.

Darren also works with the Indigenous Youth Program for the Calgary Stampede year-round and is involved in community engagement involving Indigenous Cultural Teachings & Ceremony.

Contact Information: Darren WeaselChild

p. 780-484-8645
e. dweaselchild@dc17.ca

Pictured: Darren WeaselChild

Sandy Danylyshen, Administrator (Winnipeg)

Sandy Danylyshen has been with Local 739 since January 1999. She is in charge of Administration Local 739, accounts receivable and accounts payable. She is Assistant to John Sedor, Business Manager, for day-to-day operations.

Contact Information: Sandy Danylyshen

p. 204.943.2497
e. office@dc17.ca

Janice Herter, Administrator (Edmonton)

Janice has been with Local 177 since 2019. She is in charge of Administration Local 177, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Janice is the first point of contact for many of our members.

Contact Information: Janice Herter

p. 780-484-8645
e. office177@dc17.ca

Juan Vargas, Instructor

Juan Vargas is a Red Seal Journeyman Painter who began instructing with DC 17 in 2021. Juan brings an extensive knowledge of industrial coatings to the classroom with expertise in internal blasting, internal lancing, electrostatic, metalizing, and plural pumps among other things. Juan teaches apprenticeship, industrial skills, and our job-readiness programs. Juan’s passion for the trade is visible in every student that leaves his classroom.

Contact Information: Juan Vargas

p. 780-484-8645
e. jvargas@dc17.ca

Vernon Ball, Instructor

Vernon Ball is a Red Seal Journeyman Painter instructing with DC 17 since 2021. Vernon specializes in commercial paint applications and has taught apprentices the tricks of the trade for decades. Vernon teaches Painter Decorator Apprenticeship and is involved in numerous community outreach programs to bring in new members to District Council 17. He is especially passionate about instilling the knowledge each apprentice needs to be successful in the field.

Contact Information: Vernon Ball

p. 780-484-8645
e. training@dc17.ca