Wellington West in-house lawyer and world curling champion Jennifer Jones to
provide coverage at Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

WINNIPEG, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Wellington West Holdings Inc., a privately held, employee-owned financial services firm, congratulates colleague Jennifer Jones in her just-announced appointment as commentator and contributor to Yahoo! Sports - the No. 1 online sports destination - for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

"It goes without saying, we were extremely disappointed to not be representing Canada at the Olympic Games, but now I get to cheer all of Team Canada on and experience the Olympics in a totally new light," said Ms. Jones. "I look forward to relaying my own personal experience to viewers and having them see a different side to my personality than the competitive one on the ice."

Fresh from her win at the International Bernese Ladies Cup in Bern, Switzerland, just one week ago, and being the 2008 Women's World Curling Champion and 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts winner with her Team Canada members Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, Jennifer acts as in-house lawyer for Wellington West Holdings, Inc. when not dominating the international women's curling scene.

"Jennifer has 'it.' She has that intangible star quality that we are thrilled that viewers - and the world at large - will be able to see up close and personal as she provides coverage at the Vancouver Games," said Charlie Spiring, CEO, Wellington West Holdings Inc. "We see it in her work and in her dealings with clients and colleagues. She is competitive, intelligent and strong, yet also possesses an innate charm, warmth and grace. It really is a powerful combination."

Wellington West is proud to be an award-winning company comprised of a team of award-winning people from both the athletic and business worlds. "We fully believe in supporting and encouraging the dreams of our partners. It is often that athletic or entrepreneurial inspiration that instills inspiration in everything they do. We are thrilled to be part of their journey," said Kish Kapoor, President, Wellington West Holdings Inc.

About Wellington West

The Wellington West group of companies provides full-service brokerage, financial planning, asset management and capital markets services. In over 16 years since its inception, the employee-owned Wellington West has become one of the largest and fastest-growing independent full-service wealth management firms in Canada with approximately $8.7 billion in assets under administration. Among its many corporate achievements, Wellington West has been ranked in the top quartile of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the past five years, named one of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies in 2007 and recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, Wellington West ranked No. 3 in the 2008 Brokerage Report Card survey, having historically held the No. 1 spot for four of the past five years. Its Founder and CEO, Charlie Spiring, won the top honour in the professional/financial services category of the Ernst & Young 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Prairies region.

SOURCE WELLINGTON WEST HOLDINGS INC.

For further information: For further information: visit www.wellingtonwest.com; Media Contacts: Kish Kapoor, (204) 925-2298, or kkapoor@wellwest.ca

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