The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors and hosts the community excellence awards annually to honour excellence in business and community service. - Facebook photo/Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Qualicum Beach chamber seeking nominations for community excellence awards

Award ceremony takes place on Feb. 20

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for the community’s help to recognize someone who has made a difference through their volunteerism, leadership or service excellence by nominating them for a Community Award.

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors and hosts the awards annually to honour excellence in business and community service. A business or a person does not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to be nominated.

The 2018 Community Awards will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 747 Jones St. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a gourmet dinner and the award presentations.

Categories for 2018 are:

  • Citizen of the Year – sponsored by Quality Foods
  • Outstanding Customer Service – sponsored by Pharmasave Qualicum Beach
  • New Business of the Year – sponsored by Community Futures Central Island
  • Business of the Year – sponsored by the Career Centre
  • Volunteer of the Year – sponsored by Society of Organized Services
  • Newsmaker of the Year – sponsored by Parksville Qualicum Beach News
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union

Full descriptions and guidelines for the categories listed above are included with the nomination form located on the Chamber’s website at or pick up a hard copy at the Visitor Centre in Qualicum Beach.

Please make your nominations for a worthy recipient no later than Monday, Jan. 28.

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