About Us

Professional Background

As one of the founding members of the Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba, Gil Forrest has been quite involved with the CGA Association both on a Provincial & National level since receiving his CGA designation in 1972. Mr. Forrest served as President of CGA Manitoba in 1983 - 1984 and Chair of the Public Practice Committee of CGA Canada in 1985. Gil was honoured by CGA Canada in receiving the fellowship (FCGA) designation in 1986 and by the Manitoba Association with a Life Membership in 2005 and the Pinnacle Award in 2008.

Personal Interests

Music has always been a major influence in Gil's life, starting as a teenager in the Kenton Community Band and later playing for dances with the Kenton Orchesta and later with the Virden Lions Band .

In recent years Gil has played with Westwood Community Band, the Shriners Orchestra, Gig One, the Manitoba Millenium Band and the German Band at Folklorama.

Gil has always been interested in woodworking & building construction. He served on the Building Committees of the CGA Building in Winnipeg and the the United Church in Meadowood. Gil is very proud of the 1911 Portage property which was custom built in 2006 for Forrest & Company - Certifed General Accountants and Ziprick & Schappert - Wealth Management. The 1911 Portage Property is also the home of the Ability Awareness Centre for Canada Inc.

Work History

1962 - 1967 Laird Sprague & Company (now Meyers Norris Penny ) Student in Accounts
1967 - 1968 NCR - Computer & Electronic Accounting Machines Marketing Rep
1968 - 1973 BACM - Heavy Construction Division Assistant Controller
1973 - 1976 Province of Manitoba - Finance Department Tax Auditor
1976 - 1979 Steelman Equipment Ltd. Controller / Shareholder
1979 - 1985 Pyper Thornton Forrest - Certified General Accountants Public Practice
1985 - 1999 Evancic Perrault Robertson EPR - Certified General Accountants Public Practice
2000 - 2010 Forrest & Company - Certified General Accountants Public Practice
2011 - present Ability Awareness Centre for Canada Inc. Tax Consultant


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