Lara Konkin (left)

Lara Konkin (left)

Starting Block shows spirit

Downtown Vernon Association also elects new directors to board

The Downtown Vernon Association has honoured a local business.

During its annual general meeting, the DVA presented the Spirit of Downtown Vernon Award to the Starting Block, which is owned by Roz Beaulieu and Wendy Schroeder.

The other nominees were Peacock and Lime Hair and Esthetics Studio and Olive Us.

Also during the AGM, the DVA elected new board members. They are Josi Apps (Good Gracious and the Practical Kitchen), John Oh (Downtown Internet Lounge), Daniel Healey (KPMG), Melanie Prince (Wayside Press) and Fareed Lor (Gold’N Time Jewellery).

“It was exciting to see members eager to be part of the board of directors,” said Lara Konkin, executive director.

“They all have a desire and vision to see continued vitality in the downtown core.”

Special tribute was paid to Doug Fairweather, who served on the board for four years.

“Doug was a true advocate for the business community and was dedicated to improving downtown Vernon for all of its members while providing support to many successful projects that helped shaped downtown as it is today,” said Konkin.