The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards will take place on Feb. 20 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. - Google Image

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards will take place on Feb. 20 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. - Google Image

Finalists announced for Qualicum Beach community awards

Award ceremony takes place at QB Civic Centre on Feb. 20

Finalists have been announced for the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards.

Awards will be presented at a gala event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Each year the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce honours individuals and businesses for their contribution to the community following a nomination period.

During the nomination period, residents and visitors are encouraged to nominate businesses and individuals they consider deserving of recognition. 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)

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 Qualicum Beach 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 at 250-752-0960.

— NEWS Staff, Submitted by the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

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