2016 Community Excellence Awards

2016 Community Excellence Awards

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the 2016 Community Excellence Awards on April 22. The City of Port Alberni congratulates this year’s winners:

  • Social Media - Great Central Social Co. (Tashia Potter)
  • Health and Wellness - AV Hospice Society
  • Spirit of Music - Pat Miller - Timbre! Choir
  • Green - Haven Living - Desja Walker
  • Rising Star - Vancouver Island Limousine - Selena Van Apeldoorn
  • Youth of the Year - Oliver Witham, Kayla Caddy, Theresa Gingras
  • Customer Service - Alberni District Co-op
  • Business Investment - Mahoe Properties - Danielle/Mark Marley
  • Welcoming Workplace - The Starboard Grill
  • Chamber Award - Boomerangs
  • Special Recognition - Pot Luck Ceramics
  • Tourism and Hospitality - West Coast Edge ATV - Blain/Patrica Pouliot
  • Volunteer - The Attic
  • Visionary - Stacey and Franco Gaiga
  • Business Excellence - Hertel Meats - Ron Caldwell/Tom Hertel
  • Citizen of the Year - Patty Edwards


We also recognize others that made the event possible

Title Sponsor: Cheryl MacLean - Sun Life Financial

Awards Sponsors: Coastal Community Credit Union, Port Alberni Association for Community Living, Jiffy Lube, Island Timberlands, Valley Vision Optometry, Alberni Valley News, The Graphics Factory, Home Hardware, Arrowsmith Rotary, Kenn/Linda Whiteman, Gillian Trumper, Scotiabank, R. Anderson & Associates

Wine, Band, Video, Photography, Florist Sponsors: Azalea Flowers and Gifts, Alberni Liquor Store, Blue Marlin Inn, Alport Insurance, Cheryl MacLean - Sun Life Financial, AV Chamber of Commerce

Awards Creator: Ms Connie Watts 

Table Sponsors: Sproat Lake Landing, PCAG Property Advisors, Marigold Productions, Valley Vision Optometry, Ladybird Engraving, Aaron Vissia Financial, Royal Bank, Walk the Coast, Alberni Fitness, Gayle's Fashions, Port Alberni Online

Event Decorations and Catering: Italian Hall, La Bruschetta Bistro

Guest Speaker: Mr. Gord Johns MP Courtenay/Alberni

Emcee:  Mr Bruce Williams - CTV Vancouver Island

Contributors: Staples, Fantastic Events, Home Hardware

Cultural Welcome: Ms. Jane Jones, Connie Watts

FAM Tours Hosts (Ucluelet Chamber, Tourism Tofino: Sproat Lake Landing, Drinkwaters, Swept Away Inn