The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual Community Awards to be presented at a special gala event to be held on Wednesday, February 20th at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Each year the Chamber honors individuals and businesses for their contribution to the community following a nomination period during which residents and visitors are encouraged to nominate those they consider deserving of recognition.

We have had a tremendous response again this year with many deserving people and businesses being nominated for seven different categories. 

The nominees for this year’s Qualicum Beach Community Awards are:

 

Business of the Year
Sponsored by The Career Centre

Bailey’s in the Village

Final Approach Restaurant

Qualicum Beach School of Dance

 

Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Qualicum Foods

Lindsey Genoe

Pat Jacobson

Shari Selva

 

Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by Society of Organized Services

Lindsey Genoe

Pat Jacobson

Ron Jarrett

 

New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Community Futures Central Island

Blackbird Schnitzel House

Knockananna Grill

 

Newsmaker of the Year
Sponsored by Parksville Qualicum Beach News

* Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers for their efforts creating a new Seaside Nature Park and the Faye Smith Memorial;

*A new Mayor was elected for Qualicum Beach for the first time in nearly two decades; Brian Wiese topped the polls;

 

Outstanding Customer Service
Sponsored by Waypoint Insurance

Blair Stewart (Bank of Montreal)

Cockney Pride

Travis Ramstad (Dolly’s Home Hardware)

David Zuehlke (Quality Foods)

 

Young Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union

Maggie Bugg (Crossfit)

Christie Carter-Tolkain (Revived Vintage)

Megan Richardson (Mod Apparel)

 

We are very pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by PQ Community Foundation is Bill Luchtmeijer. The Lifetime Achievement award strives to recognize an individual in our community that has, among other things: helped foster business growth, shown a strong commitment to the community, has a history of volunteerism, demonstrates success and excellence, and serves as a role model.

 

Tickets for the dinner and awards presentation are $45 and are on sale now at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/qualicum-beach-chamber-of-commerce-community-awards-tickets-55090647610

For Further Information Contact: Anne Dodson at the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce,

250-752-0960, chamber@qualicum.bc.ca, qualicum.bc.ca

 

 

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