The Brittains are Parksville's Citizens of the Year

Rose and the late Don Brittain are Parksville
Rose and the late Don Brittain are Parksville's 2010 Citizens of the Year.
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Guests gave the Parksville citizens of the year a standing ovation Friday night - and they hope wherever Don Brittain is, he knows his life meant something to his neighbours.

Don died suddenly last month, after close to 20 years as the fire chief of the Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife Rose were nominated for a Glassie - the name of the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce's annual community awards.

Parksville's business of the year for 2010 is Coastal Colour Printing, owned by John Rockley and Ruby Barrett.

Here are the other award winners from Friday evening, and for more coverage, pick up a copy of Tuesday's print edition of The News.

Environmental Sustainability: Canadian Electric Vehicles

Youth: Taylor Chestnut, Konnar Boorman and Alana la Charite

Outstanding Customer Service: Jonathan Michaels, Geeks on the Beach

Entrepreneur: Karena Donnelly, Smashing Glass & Anything Art Co.

Community Builder: Oceanside Tourism Association

Volunteer: Aileen Fabris.

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