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
Volunteer of the Year Sponsored by Society of Organized Services
New Business of the Year Sponsored by Community Futures Central Island
Blackbird Schnitzel House
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)
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