Chamber awards winners honoured

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce honoured citizens and businesses at its annual Community Excellence Awards

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce honoured citizens and businesses at its annual Community Excellence Awards on April 22 at the Italian Hall.

More than 240 guests attended the event to celebrate this year’s winners, including guest speaker Gord Johns, MP for the federal riding of Courtenay-Alberni.

Following is a list of this year’s winners:

Green Award — Haven Living, Desja Walker

Business Investment — Mahoe Properties, owners of Trestle RV Park at Great Central Lake, Danielle and Mark Marley

Business Excellence — Hertel Meats, Tom Hertel/ Ron Caldwell

Special recognition — Pot Luck Ceramics

Rising Star — Vancouver Island Limousine, Selena Van Apeldoorn

Welcoming workplace — The Starboard Grill

Chamber Award — Boomerangs Café

Tourism & Hospitality — West Coast Edge ATV, Blain and Patricia Pouliot

Spirit of Music — Pat Miller, Timbre! Choir

Health & Wellness — Alberni Valley Hospice Society

Social Media — Great Central Social Co., Tashia Potter

Youth of the Year — Kayla Caddy, Oliver Witham, Theresa Gingras

Volunteer of the Year — The Attic

Customer Service — Alberni District Co-op

Visionary Award — Stacey and Franco Gaiga

Citizen of the Year — Patty Edwards.

The full Power Point presentation with all the nominees and winners can be viewed on the chamber’s website,




Just Posted

Team Harrison prevails in Port Alberni men’s bonspiel

Annual bonspiel drew 20 teams from out of town

Wedding plans derailed following City of Port Alberni’s train announcement

Five wedding parties are scrambling to find alternate transportation arrangements to McLean… Continue reading

Kids help Alberni Aquarium build rockfish luminary for next exhibit

Swimming For Change takes over in time for spring break

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

One dead, two seriously injured in Hwy 4 crash west of Port Alberni

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision west of Port Alberni… Continue reading

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

Most Read