The Automotive Industries Association of Canada honoured two of its most active divisions. The Atlantic Division, which recently hosted the annual convention, was named as winner of the coveted AIA Division of the Year Award for 2002-2003. The Manitoba Division was named Most Improved Division “In recognizing the Division of the Year, we are celebrating not just the winning division, but all of AIA’s 13 Divisions, which are the backbone of the association,” said outgoing AIA chairman of the board Sean Corcelli. The Atlantic Division has a very proactive Opportunities Unlimited presentation program, giving close to 10 presentations this year, and setting the groundwork for a number of presentations beginning in the next school year. The division generously supported the Marion Roberts and Arthur Paulin scholarships, as well as a number of local charities. The Atlantic Division was also proactive on the government relation’s front, meeting with local elected officials on the car insurance issue. Finally, The division held several networking opportunities throughout the year, including their annual fall golf tournament and lobster dinner, a dinner theatre presentation during the winter. They also participated in a jobber interactive distance learning session. Overall, Division activities ensure that members had access to a variety of resources and networking opportunities. Manitoba, which received the Most Improved Division Award, held a number of networking and resources activities, including a very successful annual Christmas Luncheon with more than 75 attendees and a fall golf tournament with more than 60 participants.