Finalists for Whistler Excellence Awards announced 

Annual event celebrating community leaders and trailblazers set for April 30

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JOERN ROHDE / COURTESY OF THE WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDING EXCELLENCE - Developer Steve Bayly accepting his 2018 Citizen of the Year Award at last year's Excellence Awards. Nominations for this year's event are being accepted until Feb. 3.
  • PHOTO BY JOERN ROHDE / COURTESY OF THE WHISTLER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDING EXCELLENCE
  • Developer Steve Bayly accepting his 2018 Citizen of the Year Award at last year's Excellence Awards. Nominations for this year's event are being accepted until Feb. 3.

The Whistler Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the Whistler Excellence Awards.

The black-tie event honouring community leaders is set to take place on April 30 at the Fairmont Chateau. In total, nine awards celebrate a diverse range of excellence, like Citizen of the Year and the Rising Star of the Year awards.

This year's awards will see the return of the Above and Beyond category, which recognizes an individual who made a major contribution to the Whistler community.

For those who want to attend the event, early-bird tickets are available for $159 until March 31.

Here are the finalists for 2019:

Business Person of the Year - Presented by BDO Canada

James Kirkwood - Kirkwood Consulting Group

Sarah Strother - Whistler Publishing

Jerry and Sana Marsh - Creekside Market

Citizen of the Year - Presented by Race & Company LLP

Keith Reynolds

Pat Montani

Dave Clark

Innovative Business of the Year

Alpine Riding

Pangea Pod Hotel

Ridewrap

Rising Star of the Year - Presented by RMOW

Court Larabee - Whistler Blackcomb

Jeanette Bruce - Whistler Public Library

Isabel Chung - Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Whistler Experience Service - Small Business - Presented by Engel & Völkers Whistler

Forged Axe Throwing

Escape Route - Whistler

Peaked Pies

Whistler Experience Service - Large Business - Presented by Whistler Blackcomb

Beacon Pub & Eatery

Mongolie Grill Whistler

The Chalet - Fairmont Hotels

Whistler Public Library

Sustainability in Action Business - Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group Ltd

Sea to Sky Soils

The Brew Creek Centre

Innovation Building Group Inc.

Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture - Presented by The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd

Ira Pettle

Andrea Mueller

Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph

Above and Beyond - Presented by Hotel Association Whistler

Jackie Dickinson - Whistler Community Services Society

Barrett Fisher - Tourism Whistler

Terry Clark - Gibbons Whistler

For more information visit https://www.whistlerchamber.com/training-and-events/whistler-excellence-awards/.

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