Awards

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Award reflects Crofton woman’s dedication to baseball

Baseball Canada’s Volunteer of the Year recipient always goes above and beyond the call of duty

 

Nanaimo Fire Rescue Chief Karen Fry was presented with Canada’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal at Monday’s city council meeting. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo fire chief awarded national Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

Departing chief Karen Fry recognized for 20 years of service

 

(Left to right) Staff Sgt. Scott Treble is shown with current GVPDAC member Gordy Dodd, retired Central Saanich Police Chief Les Sylven Les, and current GVPDAC co-chair Dr. Moussa Magassa at one a past Pride parade. (Photo courtesy Scott Treble)

African Heritage Association recognizes retiring Saanich police officer for diversity work

Staff Sgt. Scott Treble awarded Meritorious Service Award

 

Barry Hornby, city bylaws officer, middle, is presented with an award for bravery by Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo chief administrative officer, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog at a city council meeting Monday. Hornby was recognized for his response after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment on Wesley Street earlier this month. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo hero rushed into harm’s way as shelters burned and cannisters exploded

Barry Hornby recognized for actions in Dec. 3 fire at downtown homeless camp

Barry Hornby, city bylaws officer, middle, is presented with an award for bravery by Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo chief administrative officer, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog at a city council meeting Monday. Hornby was recognized for his response after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment on Wesley Street earlier this month. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island woman named Baseball Canada’s volunteer of the year

Crofton’s Anne Hayes always goes above and beyond the call of duty

Anne Hayes’ extensive dedication to BC Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Mazzei Electric won Contractor of the Year at the Builders Code Champion Awards. Eleven per cent of Mazzei’s workforce is made up of women, well above the average for construction work in B.C., notes a press release from the awards. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo electrical contractor chosen as Builders Code Champion

Mazzei Electric’s Contractor of the Year award celebrates culture change in construction industry

Mazzei Electric won Contractor of the Year at the Builders Code Champion Awards. Eleven per cent of Mazzei’s workforce is made up of women, well above the average for construction work in B.C., notes a press release from the awards. (Photo submitted)
Each of VIATEC’s COVID heroes was awarded an “AstroDot” custom trophy made by local artist Russel Papp. (Courtesy of VIATEC)

10 Greater Victoria people, businesses named COVID heroes

VIATEC announced the heroes in a livestreamed event Dec. 17

Each of VIATEC’s COVID heroes was awarded an “AstroDot” custom trophy made by local artist Russel Papp. (Courtesy of VIATEC)
Brendan Morrison talks to kids at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Community School prior to 2019’s annual ball hockey game leading up to the Tofino Saltwater Classic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino honours former Vancouver Canuck with Volunteer Recognition Award

Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison recognized for outstanding community service.

Brendan Morrison talks to kids at Tofino’s Wickaninnish Community School prior to 2019’s annual ball hockey game leading up to the Tofino Saltwater Classic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com

Big Little Lions earn Canadian Folk Music Award nomination

Duo featuring Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin keeping busy during pandemic

Comox Valley singer-songwriter Helen Austin, and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten are Big Little Lions. Photo via biglittlelions.com
Mike Aldersey, the Port McNeill base manager for West Coast Helicopters has been awarded the prestigious Agar/Stringer Award by the Helicopter Association of Canada. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island pilot reaches lofty heights in the helicopter industry

Port McNeill-based Mike Aldersey wins 2o2o Agar/Stringer Award given out to select few Canadians

Mike Aldersey, the Port McNeill base manager for West Coast Helicopters has been awarded the prestigious Agar/Stringer Award by the Helicopter Association of Canada. (Submitted photo)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)

13-year-old Qualicum Beach musician nominated for prestigious 2020 Maple Blues Award

Docherty hopes for support from local voters to help bring award to Vancouver Island

Liam Docherty, left, and Gerry Barnum, right, at the 2019 Texada Blues and Roots Festival on Texada Island. (Submitted photo)
The Village on Third won the VIREB Commercial Building award of excellence in the apartment category. (Photo submitted)

New buildings in Nanaimo win awards as best in the region

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Awards were presented Sept. 30

The Village on Third won the VIREB Commercial Building award of excellence in the apartment category. (Photo submitted)
Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Tourism Tofino celebrates success at VIREB awards

Tourism Tofino was a big winner at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)
An advertisement for the Nanaimo Business Awards in the News Bulletin.

Comedian hosting this year’s Nanaimo Business Awards

Steve Patterson of CBC Radio’s The Debaters to host virtual awards ceremony

An advertisement for the Nanaimo Business Awards in the News Bulletin.
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)

Tofino’s Crystal Cove crowned top family destination for second year in a row

TripAdvisor has announced the recipients of its Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards.

Crystal Cove Beach Resort has been named Tripadvisors top family resort in Canada for the second year in a row. (Photo from Tripadvisor.ca)
Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)

Girl Guide from Nanaimo recognized with national Change Maker Award

Alex Brick, 12, one of four girls her age across Canada to receive award

Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)
Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders

Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders

‘… we must highlight the beautiful work happening in our communities’

Port Hardy RCMP honour Vancouver Island First Nation community leaders