Awards

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)

Kelowna Rockets hand out individual awards

The Rockets open the playoffs in Seattle on Friday night

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham)
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

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)
Lauren McNeil and Nicolas Reitsma with their awards (Photo - Conan Shing Photography)

UBCO’s McNeil, Reitsma take home Athlete of the Year awards

This was the first in-person banquet since 2019

Lauren McNeil and Nicolas Reitsma with their awards (Photo - Conan Shing Photography)
(Photo - Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors named to all-star BCHL teams

Both defenseman are committed to Division I universities

(Photo - Tami Quan Photography)
Kelowna Sails. (Photo contributed)

Finalists announced for Kelowna civic and community awards

The 47th Annual Civic and Community Awards will be held April 28 at the Laurel Packing House

Kelowna Sails. (Photo contributed)
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 Vernon 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)
RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler ranked No. 1 overall in the Western Canada Region for total transaction sides in 2021 for medium sized real estate teams. (Photo submitted)

Vernon real estate team tops Western Canada after banner year

Salt Fowler team ranked number one among medium-sized real estate teams

RE/MAX Vernon Salt Fowler ranked No. 1 overall in the Western Canada Region for total transaction sides in 2021 for medium sized real estate teams. (Photo submitted)
Business of the Year recipients Jennifer and Peter Madsen with Oyama Zipline accept their award at the Lake Country 2021 Business Excellence Awards at Creekside Theatre March 3. 
(Isabella Austin/George Elliot Secondary student photo)

Awards honour best of Lake Country

Businesses and community service recognized by Chamber of Commerce

Business of the Year recipients Jennifer and Peter Madsen with Oyama Zipline accept their award at the Lake Country 2021 Business Excellence Awards at Creekside Theatre March 3. 
(Isabella Austin/George Elliot Secondary student photo)
Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)

Spallumcheen pet food brand nominated for 2 small business awards

A woman’s quest to save her ailing dog led to the creation of Wood Mountain Naturals in 2018

Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)
Longtime Vernon Winter Carnival director and volunteer Ruth Hoyte has been named recipient of the Order of Jopo, the highest individual honour Carnival can bestow. (Wayne Emde Photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival bestows highest honour

The Order of Jopo has been presented to longtime Carnival director/volunteer Ruth Hoyte

Longtime Vernon Winter Carnival director and volunteer Ruth Hoyte has been named recipient of the Order of Jopo, the highest individual honour Carnival can bestow. (Wayne Emde Photo)
Vernon registered professional forester Tawnya Collins is the 2021 Association of BC Forest Professionals’ Professional Forester of the Year for her work protecting communities from wildfires. (Shelanne Justice Photography)

Vernon woman tops among B.C.’s pro foresters

Tawnya Collins named Pro Forester of Year by provincial body for her work with wildfires

Vernon registered professional forester Tawnya Collins is the 2021 Association of BC Forest Professionals’ Professional Forester of the Year for her work protecting communities from wildfires. (Shelanne Justice Photography)