And the winners are...all the community volunteers and business people

Wilmot wins Citizen of the Year

BUSINESS: | Little Bavaria earns nod for Business of the Year; more winners from Alberni chamber’s community excellence awards.

Nancy Wilmot is used to telling other people’s stories. So when the SHAW TV journalist’s name was announced as winner of the Citizen of the Year award last Friday, she was speechless.

Wilmot was one of several winners at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Excellence Awards, held at the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel.

“I really, truly did not expect this,” she said as past recipient Pam Craig introduced her. “I am truly honoured to share your stories.”

Nancy WilmotEach nominee in the 12 different categories was profiled, and presenters had a chance to talk about their businesses as well before announcing the winners.

“What’s so great about these awards is they’re spread around town,” said Morgan Kennah of Island Timberlands, who presented the Image Enhancement Award to Jeff Stephenson from Sproat Lake Landing.

Mayor John Douglas said the number of businesses honoured at the awards underlines the direction the city is going toward diversification. “I think that’s a really good direction to be going.”

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

◆ SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD:  Finishing Touches.

◆ GREEN AWARD: The Salvation Army.

◆ IMAGE ENHANCEMENT AWARD: Sproat Lake Landing.

◆ RISING STAR AWARD: Jiffy Lube.

◆ YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD: Nathaniel Wynans.

◆ TOURISM & HOSPITALITY AWARD: Lady Rose Marine Services.

◆ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD: Bob Kanngiesser.

◆ VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD: Gareth Flostrand.

◆ SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: Boutique Belles Amies.

◆ CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD: Dani Hovind, Tim Hortons.

◆ BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD: LIttle Bavaria.

◆ CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD: Nancy Wilmot.

Just Posted

Port Alberni man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road on first day of May long weekend

Alberni hosts Island track and field championship

Secondary schools compete at Bob Dailey Stadium

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

200,000 salmon smolts released in netpens for Alberni salmon enhancement

West Coast Aquatic has released 205,000 chinook smolts into two net pens… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Most Read