Finalists for the annual Whistler Excellence Awards have been named.
The award show will take place virtually on Thursday, September 16 and will be hosted by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with Whistler Community Foundation, Arts Whistler and the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE).
The awards honour excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.
"The Whistler Excellence Awards serve as an annual celebration highlighting some of the most innovative, creative and talented individuals and business within our community," said Whistler Chamber CEO Melissa Pace, in an emailed statement.
Here are the categories and nominees for this year's awards:
Business Person of the Year - Presented by BDO
- Jerry & Sana Marsh - Creekside Market
- Kaoru and Hidemi Ono - Senka Florist
- Priyanka Lewis - Brickworks Hospitality Group
Citizen of the Year - Presented by Race & Company LLP
- Karin Kausky
- Yoann Barelli
- Stella Harvey
Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Beedie Living
- Whistler Connection
- Whistler Institute
- Bluebird Strategy/WNORTH
Rising Star of the Year - Presented by Hotel Association of Whistler
- Michael Barton - Indigenous Life Sport Academy
- Padraic O’Rourke - Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Gizem Kaya – Whistler Community Services Society
Sustainability in Action Business - Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group
- Whistler Blackcomb
- Whistler Community Services Society
- Innovation Building Group
Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture - Presented by The Whistler Real Estate Company
- Dave Petko – Black Ohm Tattoo
- Brandon Barrett – Pique Newsmagazine
- Shauna Hardy – Whistler Film Festival
Resilient Business of the Year - Presented by BCIT
- Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Whistler Racket Club
- Whistler Blackcomb
Service Excellence - Small Business - Presented by Reactive Design
- Whistler Medical Clinic
- Moguls Coffee House
- Armchair Books
Service Excellence - Large Business - Presented by Whistler Blackcomb
- Nesters Market & Pharmacy
- Creekside Market
Details of how to tune in to the virtual award show will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information on the awards show visit www.whistlerchamber.com.