Qualicum Beach honoured its own on Wednesday night.
The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce staged the 2018 Community Awards at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.
Each year the Chamber honours individuals and businesses for their contribution to the community and excellence in business. This celebration follows a nomination period during which Qualicum Beach residents and visitors are encouraged to nominate those they consider deserving of recognition.
Nominees and recipients for the 2018 Qualicum Beach Community Awards:
Business of the Year
Sponsored by the Career Centre
Qualicum Beach School of Dance
2018 Business of the Year: Bailey’s in the Village
Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by Society of Organized Services
2018 Volunteer of the Year: Ron Jarrett
Outstanding Customer Service
Sponsored by Waypoint Insurance
Blair Stewart (BMO)
David Zuehlke (QF)
2018 Excellent Customer Service Award: Travis Ramstad (Dolly’s Home Hardware)
New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Community Futures Central Island
2018 New Business of the Year: Black Bird Schnitzel Haus
Newsmaker of the Year
Sponsored by Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers
2018 Newsmaker of the Year: Brian Wiese; A New Mayor for Qualicum Beach
Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by Qualicum Foods
2018 Citizen of the Year: Pat Jacobson
Sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union
Christie Carter-Tokairin – Revived Vintage
Megan Richardson – Mod Apparel
2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Maggie Bugg – Crossfit.
Also presented was the Parksville Qualicum Beach Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Luchtmeijer.
The chamber thanked the volunteers who helped to make the evening a success and the support of sponsors: Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Society of Organized Services, Community Futures Central Island, Qualicum Foods, Waypoint Insurance, the Career Centre, Coastal Community Credit Union, and the Parksville Qualicum Beach Foundation.
— NEWS Staff