Awards

Business Excellence Awards were held June 16 at the Coast Capri Hotel (Business Examiner)

FH&P Lawyers win Thompson-Okanagan’s Business of the Year

Sparkling Hill Resort and Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling were runners-up

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

Business Excellence Awards were held June 16 at the Coast Capri Hotel (Business Examiner)

FH&P Lawyers win Thompson-Okanagan’s Business of the Year

Sparkling Hill Resort and Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling were runners-up

  • Jun 20, 2022

 

Dan Maja, third from left, a bylaw enforcement officer and building license inspector with the municipality of Summerland, was presented with the Leadership and Valor in the Profession Award at the Licence Inspectors’ and Bylaw Officers’ Association of British Columbia annual training conference. (Contributed)

Summerland bylaw officer awarded for lifesaving work

Incident occurred during an inspection in the summer of 2021

 

Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)

UBC student wins Lieutenant-Governor medal for work on Indigenous language revitalization

Aiyana Twigg helps under-resourced communities to develop their own dictionaries, among other things

Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)
JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

B.C. TikTok sensation JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s wins her first Juno, celebrates with European tour

JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)
Salmon Arm’s Jaeden Izik-Dzurko won first place in The Shean Strings Piano Competition, held May 19 to 21 at Muttart Hall on the Alberta College campus in Edmonton. (Shean Strings Piano Competition photo)

Talented Salmon Arm pianist continues to impress in competitions

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko recently won The Shean Strings Piano Competition in Edmonton

Salmon Arm’s Jaeden Izik-Dzurko won first place in The Shean Strings Piano Competition, held May 19 to 21 at Muttart Hall on the Alberta College campus in Edmonton. (Shean Strings Piano Competition photo)
The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Awards were presented May 18, 2022, recognizing the many players, coaches, volunteers and more who contributed to the successful 2021-22 season. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey players, volunteers, coaches honoured

Minor hockey awards for the 2021-22 season presented in person

The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Awards were presented May 18, 2022, recognizing the many players, coaches, volunteers and more who contributed to the successful 2021-22 season. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)

Black Press Media reporters win big at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Black Press Media news teams received 88 nominations in 42 out of the 45 award categories

Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)
Blind Bay Village Grocer managers Peggy Toole and Brenda Szlabon accept their winning plaque on April 25 in Vancouver from Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers presenters president Tom Shurrie and Tony Chapman. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap grocer recognized again at Independent Grocers of the Year awards

Blind Bay Village Grocer receives Hall of Fame Award for continued excellence

Blind Bay Village Grocer managers Peggy Toole and Brenda Szlabon accept their winning plaque on April 25 in Vancouver from Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers presenters president Tom Shurrie and Tony Chapman. (Photo contributed)
Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Juno Awards celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and host Simu Liu’s many talents

Charlotte Cardin emerged as the biggest winner of the year with a total of four trophies

Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)

Four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed

Two from Vernon, one each from Penticton and West Kelowna named to Deloitte’s Best Managed companies list

Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)
Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)

Coldstream entrepreneur collects competition cash

Aria Hahn and partner were grand prize winners of business pitch event in Vancouver

Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)
Vernon Vipers broadcaster Graham Turnbull has been named the BC Hockey LEague’s broadcaster of the year for 2022, alongside Evan Hammond of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (BCHL photo)

Voice of the Vernon Vipers named BCHL broadcaster of the year

Graham Turnbull shared the 2022 award with Alberni Valley play-by-play veteran Evan Hammond

Vernon Vipers broadcaster Graham Turnbull has been named the BC Hockey LEague’s broadcaster of the year for 2022, alongside Evan Hammond of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (BCHL photo)
Brian and Corinne Misko, owners of House of Q Foods based in Vernon, took home honours from the National BBQ Association’s Awards of Excellence in Texas April 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark Studios)

Vernon-based BBQ sauce earns Texas nod of approval

House of Q Foods placed in three categories at the NBBQA’s annual awards

Brian and Corinne Misko, owners of House of Q Foods based in Vernon, took home honours from the National BBQ Association’s Awards of Excellence in Texas April 19, 2022. (Kevin Clark Studios)
The Oot n’ Oots have been nominated for Children’s Album of the Year at the 2022 Juno Awards for their album “Ponderosa Bunchgrass and the Golden Rule” (The Oot n’ Oots)
The Oot n’ Oots have been nominated for Children’s Album of the Year at the 2022 Juno Awards for their album “Ponderosa Bunchgrass and the Golden Rule” (The Oot n’ Oots)

Kelowna children’s band Oot n’ Oots nominated for Juno

The 2022 Juno Awards will be held May 15

  • Apr 14, 2022
The Oot n’ Oots have been nominated for Children’s Album of the Year at the 2022 Juno Awards for their album “Ponderosa Bunchgrass and the Golden Rule” (The Oot n’ Oots)
The Oot n’ Oots have been nominated for Children’s Album of the Year at the 2022 Juno Awards for their album “Ponderosa Bunchgrass and the Golden Rule” (The Oot n’ Oots)
Salmon Arm’s Matthew Johnston of the North Okanagan Knights has been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s most sportsmanlike player. (Contributed)

North Okanagan Knight KIJHL’s most sportsmanlike player

Matthew Johnston of North Okanagan Knights adds Junior B award to sportsmanlike trophy he won in Pee Wee

Salmon Arm’s Matthew Johnston of the North Okanagan Knights has been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s most sportsmanlike player. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP crime analyst Kathryn Jacobson (second from left) is presented the B.C. RCMP Criminal Analysis Program’s Most Hardworking Individual award from program manager Jorda Metcalfe (left), and receives congratulations from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (City of Vernon photo)

Hard work pays off for North Okanagan crime analyst

Kathryn Jacobson, sole analyst for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, wins provincial honour from peers

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP crime analyst Kathryn Jacobson (second from left) is presented the B.C. RCMP Criminal Analysis Program’s Most Hardworking Individual award from program manager Jorda Metcalfe (left), and receives congratulations from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (City of Vernon photo)
Missy MacKintosh and Liana Boisvert take time out for a photo during the Small Business BC Awards, where MisMacK Clean Cosmetics was in the top five in the Best Youth Entrepreneur category. (Contributed)

Nominate your favourite small Okanagan business for a provincial award

Nominations for the 2022 Small Business BC Awards are open until Feb. 28

Missy MacKintosh and Liana Boisvert take time out for a photo during the Small Business BC Awards, where MisMacK Clean Cosmetics was in the top five in the Best Youth Entrepreneur category. (Contributed)