Parksville names Powell-Davidson as top citizen

Top business, youth, volunteer, community builder, entrepreneur and best customer service awards

steven heywood Photo citizen of the year: Carrie Powell-Davidson composes herself after winning the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award Friday night.

steven heywood Photo citizen of the year: Carrie Powell-Davidson composes herself after winning the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award Friday night.

Carrie Powell-Davidson is the Parksville Citizen of the Year.

The city councillor and woman-about-town who has been involved in the Santa Claus Parade, Ballenas Secondary School music program, local media and diva clubs, won the Citizen of the Year Glassie award Friday night at the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual community awards celebration. The evening featured a who’s-who of local volunteers and business owners who go above and beyond each year to make the region a better place to live and work.

The Horne Lake Caves and Campground won Business of the Year, noted for its contributions to the community and awards as an outdoor venture.

The Youth of the Year Glassie went to Mikhayla Canning — a leadership program participant at Ballenas Secondary School, who has used her spare time to volunteer for her fellow students.

Outstanding Customer Service: Dan LaRocque, Up Your Media. Recognized for his knowledge and skills, as well as his involvement in the community.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Alexis Jennings and Shirra Wall, Wilde and Sparrow.

The owners of a fashion boutique, the duo were honoured for their success since opening in Parksville in May, 2011.

Community Builder of the Year: Building Leaning Together. BLT reaches well into the entire community and its programs help children learn and grow.

Volunteer of the Year: Ginny Brucker. A leader at Nanoose Community Services, Brucker helps those in the greatest need.