Wellington West In-House Lawyer Wins Third Straight National Curling Title at
Scotties Tournament of Hearts

WINNIPEG, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Wellington West Holdings Inc., a privately held, employee-owned financial services firm, congratulates colleague Jennifer Jones and Team Canada members Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, for winning the Scotties Tournament of Hearts yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, battling back from a 6-3 deficit in the sixth end, to grab victory with a hit for one in the eleventh end.

This victory marks Jones' third straight Canadian women's curling championship win, thus putting her in the esteemed ranks of only two other female skips to accomplish such a feat. Jones also held a national title in 2005 and was the 2008 Women's World Curling Champion.

"Winning three in a row to now be ranked among the great skips, Colleen Jones and Vera Pezer, it feels amazing," said Ms. Jones. "My team and I are so proud to again hold the Team Canada title and to represent our country at the world championships in March."

In her life away from the rink, Jennifer acts as in-house lawyer for Wellington West Holdings, Inc. When competing for the world title at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, March 20th to 28th, Jennifer will be supported by her colleague at Wellington West, Jerrod Schafer, the mayor of Swift Current.

"Jennifer always does it. She pushes herself back to the top with the fierce determination of a champion. To see her represent Canada at the world championships in a city wherein one of our top investment advisors is the mayor...it just doesn't get any better," said Kish Kapoor, president, Wellington West Holdings Inc. "We are one proud company."

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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