Pierce honoured by QB chamber

QUALICUM BEACH — The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Hilda Pierce as the 2010 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Coastal Community Credit Union Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by the past chairs of the Chamber, recognizing the individual’s support of the business community, their history of achievement, their commitment to Qualicum Beach and their multi-dimensional impact on the community and their industry.

“Hilda represents everything we outlined in the criteria for this award” said past chair Pat Weber in a media release. “She has had a tremendous impact on this community at so many levels.”

Hilda’s influence on Qualicum Beach has been as a businesswoman, as a volunteer and as a politician. She is currently the owner-operator of Second Avenue Clearance Centre.

The honour — and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Awards will be presented Wed., Feb. 16 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The nominees for the 2010 Community Awards are:

New Business of the Year

• Curves.

• Fish Tales Cafe.

• Thalassa Restaurant.

Outstanding Customer Service

• Ryan Matsu.

• Bonnie Paul.

• Brian Slater.

Business of the Year

• Arbutus Emporium .

• Mulberry Bush Book Store.

• Sunny Day Spa.

Volunteer of the Year

• Suzanne Adkins.

• Mike Green.

• Karen Vanderberg.

Citizen of the Year

• Barry Blair.

• Paul Gibbons

• Ron Hadley.

For details, call the chamber at 250-752- 0960. — Submitted

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