WestShore Chamber offers community inspiring awards

Event Sept. 27 to honour business, citizens and employees from Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal and Highlands

WestShore Community Awards are rapidly approaching. The awards organized by WestShore Chamber of Commerce is a celebration of the West Shore’s finest citizens, businesses, employees and more from our five different municipalities – Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal and Highlands.

The WestShore Community Awards Dinner is Sept. 27 at the Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Ave. Tickets are $80 plus tax for the semi-formal event. Visit westshore.bc.ca for details.

And the nominees are ….

Community Service

Jenn Raappana, DFH Real Estate | Maria Manna

Jen Spencer, Santé Spa | Nicole Donaldson, Open Hearts Companion Services

Healthy Communities

Feel Good Yoga | The User-Friendly Trail Initiative

Follow the Leeder Boot Camp | Stillpoint Community Acupuncture

Dr. Jenny Armstrong, Reflections Wellness

Environmental Stewardship

Chris Benesch, Earth’s Option Cremation & Burial Services

Stephen Whipp, Stephen Whipp Manulife Financial

Kristy Martin, Farley Martin Notary Public | Doug Kobayashi, Bitez Sandwich Bar

Civic Leadership

Saunders Family | Chief Paul Harris, View Royal Fire

Outstanding Customer Service

Jen Spencer, Santé Spa | Shirley Lang, Kitchens of Distinction

Jandy Gruhn,  Uniqua Spa | Quiznos Westshore | Judy Garner, Vancity

Deanna McCollum, Deanna McCollum Photography

Stillpoint Community Acupuncture | Kevin Clark, devEdge Internet Marketing

Resilience Award

Caprice Theatre | Mad Greeks

New Business Excellence

Bin4 Burgers | Follow the Leeder Boot Camp

devEdge Internet Marketing | Sabhai Thai

Young Entrepreneur

Jessica Salema, Cabello Salon | Liz Fosdick, Avenue Weddings

Tina Barbanof, Platinum Floral Designs

Rob Brown, Northern Star Plumbing & Gas Services

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Pacific Centre Family Services Association

Your Literacy Connection Westshore | Caring for First Nations Children Society

Employee of the Year

Jason Northwood, Thrifty’s Floral Department

Veronica Faria, Cabello Salon | Jordan Ray, Bear Mountain Resort

Crystal Nairn, Cabello Salon

Business of the Year (Individual)

Platinum Floral Designs | Deanna McCollum Photography

Uniqua Spa | Patricia Wade Designs | Studio West Pilates

Business of the Year (2 to 19 employees)

Feel Good Yoga & Pilates | Titanium Tents | The Cloth Castle

Cascadia Liquor Colwood | devEdge Internet Marketing

Business of the Year (20+ employees)

My-Chosin Café | Santé Spa

Thrifty Foods Colwood | Island Savings Credit Union