Awards

Tolko Industries’ manager of Indigenous Opportunities and Government Relations, Andrew de Vries, has been named the co-winner of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s Outstanding Member of the Year award with a woman from Alberta. (tolko.com)

National award for Vernon Tolko manager

Andrew de Vries, Tolko’s manager of Indigenous Opportunities, named co-winner of Forest Products Association of Canada’s Outstanding Member of the Year

 

Comox Valley Record reporter Erin Haluschak is up for a Jack Webster Award. Photo by Terry Farrell

Black Press Media reporter up for a Jack Webster Award

Erin Haluschak named a finalist for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Reporting

 

This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Paired joined by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs as entertainer of the year nominees

 

National and international bestselling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, has been nominated for a children’s literature prize for her book, The Ride Home. (Mitch Krupp photo)

Renowned Shuswap author nominated for B.C./Yukon children’s literature prize

Gail Anderson-Dargatz nominated for The Ride Home weeks after releasing thriller, The Almost Wife

National and international bestselling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, has been nominated for a children’s literature prize for her book, The Ride Home. (Mitch Krupp photo)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Stanley Cup makes Vernon appearance

Cup brought to private function by Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Stacy Roest of Coldstream

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Dr. Bonnie Henry among 16 awarded Order of B.C.

2021 honourees include Indigenous leaders, artists, doctors

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, celebrates a second straight Stanley Cup triumph at Amelie Arena in Tampa Bay Wednesday, July 7, with daughter Graci (left) and wife Billie. The Lightning blanked the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to win the franchise’s third Stanley Cup in five games. (Roest family photo)

Coldstream NHL executive relishes consecutive Stanley Cups

Stacy Roest is the assistant GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL champions in 2020 and 2021

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, celebrates a second straight Stanley Cup triumph at Amelie Arena in Tampa Bay Wednesday, July 7, with daughter Graci (left) and wife Billie. The Lightning blanked the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to win the franchise’s third Stanley Cup in five games. (Roest family photo)
Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards committee member Dan Currie (second from left) presents the 2020-21 Team of the Year honour to the Vernon Panthers senior girls basketball team, for qualifying for the provincial championship tournament 16 consecutive years. Accepting the award are (from left): Malcolm Reid (former coach), Kelsey Watts (former player), Lonny Mazurak (former coach) and current co-coaches Chad Butler and Dave Tetrault. (Pete McIntyre photo)

Vernon basketball squad chosen as Team of the Year

VSS Panthers have qualified for 16 straight provincial high school championship events, collect Tim Hortons North Okanagan honour

Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards committee member Dan Currie (second from left) presents the 2020-21 Team of the Year honour to the Vernon Panthers senior girls basketball team, for qualifying for the provincial championship tournament 16 consecutive years. Accepting the award are (from left): Malcolm Reid (former coach), Kelsey Watts (former player), Lonny Mazurak (former coach) and current co-coaches Chad Butler and Dave Tetrault. (Pete McIntyre photo)
201 First Street West 1980s. Prior revitalization. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)

Man who redesigned downtown Revelstoke honoured with lifetime achievement award

Robert Inwood has worked on historical projects across the province

201 First Street West 1980s. Prior revitalization. (Photo from Revelstoke Museum and Archives)
(City of Enderby photo)

Enderby council honours local volunteer ‘cornerstone’

Melvin Slater receives the Lifetime Civic Merit Award for his decades of work with service organizations

(City of Enderby photo)
Vernon ultra athlete Shanda Hill (second from left), the first Canadian to complete a Double Deca race, was named the 2019-20 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year at Vernon City Hall’s Spirit Square. Nominations are now being taken for the 2020-21 athlete and team of the year, and leadership in sports honour. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan’s top athletes take podium next week

An outdoor ceremony for this year’s Athlete of the Year Awards will be held at city hall on June 23

Vernon ultra athlete Shanda Hill (second from left), the first Canadian to complete a Double Deca race, was named the 2019-20 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year at Vernon City Hall’s Spirit Square. Nominations are now being taken for the 2020-21 athlete and team of the year, and leadership in sports honour. (Morning Star - file photo)
Carina Stokes, bar manager at Enderby’s Small Axe Bistro, was recognized as one of four exceptional B.C. restaurant workers by the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Contributed)

Enderby bar manager recognized as ‘stand-up’ B.C. restaurant worker

Small Axe Roadhouse’s Carina Stokes one of four to receive special recognition from the BCRFA

Carina Stokes, bar manager at Enderby’s Small Axe Bistro, was recognized as one of four exceptional B.C. restaurant workers by the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Contributed)
British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)

Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Vernon’s Nancy Wilde (right) of Wayside (with Helen Armstrong, executive director of the North Okanagan Neurological Association) has been named one of six inaugural winners of the first Women in Signs Awards, honouring women in the signs industry, launched by Signs of the Times magazine. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon ‘sign-tist’ gains international honour

Wayside’s Nancy Wilde named one of six winners of first Women in Signs Awards from Signs of the Times magazine

Vernon’s Nancy Wilde (right) of Wayside (with Helen Armstrong, executive director of the North Okanagan Neurological Association) has been named one of six inaugural winners of the first Women in Signs Awards, honouring women in the signs industry, launched by Signs of the Times magazine. (Submitted Photo)
Coldstream’s Mike Stamhuis of the Vernon Masters Swim Club has been named the winner of the Masters Swimming Association of B.C.’s Stan Powell Award, presented to the person who has contributed to the betterment of, or service to, masters swimming in the province. 
(Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer dives into provincial honour

Mike Stamhuis named winner of Masters Swimming Association of B.C.’s annual Stan Powell Award

Coldstream’s Mike Stamhuis of the Vernon Masters Swim Club has been named the winner of the Masters Swimming Association of B.C.’s Stan Powell Award, presented to the person who has contributed to the betterment of, or service to, masters swimming in the province. 
(Contributed)
(Kingfisher Boats photo)

Vernon business shores up top award, again

KingFisher Boats a gold standard winner for retaining Best Managed status

(Kingfisher Boats photo)
The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has been named the 2020 Community Partner of the Year by BC Parks Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo: SLNC/Facebook)

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club applauded for exceptional park stewardship

BC Parks has named the nordic club its 2020 Community Partner of the Year

The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club has been named the 2020 Community Partner of the Year by BC Parks Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo: SLNC/Facebook)
Eugene Levy, from left, Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy and Catherine O’Hara, cast members in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek,” pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Willy Sanjuan - Invision

‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Blood Quantum’ overall winners at Canadian Screen Awards

TV comedy swan song won eight times, indigenous zombie feature won seven trophies in total

Eugene Levy, from left, Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy and Catherine O’Hara, cast members in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek,” pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Willy Sanjuan - Invision
Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)

Volunteer puts Vernon trails on the map

Geoff Mulligan earns commendation from Ribbons of Green Trails Society for volunteer work

Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)
Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bishop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Queen presents Vancouver Island doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup at virtual ceremony

Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bishop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)