Awards

Former Vernon resident Jenny Story, now of Vancouver, was named Self-Advocate of the Year for 2020 at the recent virtual B.C. Autism Awards 2020. Story, a Clarence Fulton Secondary 2011 grad and Vancouver Film School alumnus, is a 2D and 3D animator and best-selling author. (B.C.Autism Awards)

Former Vernon autistic author-animator wins provincial honour

Jenny Story, 2011 Fulton grad, named Self-Advocate of the Year by Autism B.C. for 2020

 

Carol Armstrong, centre, was chosen as the JCI Vernon 2018 Good Citizen of the Year. Nominations are now being accepted by JCI for the city’s 2020 Good Citizen. (Morning Star file photo)

Nominate a Good Vernon Citizen

Deadline to nominate a deserving person for JCI Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year consideration is Jan. 8

 

The Med Restaurant was named the 2020 Business of the Year at the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Contributed)

Greater Vernon businesses honoured for excellence

Greater Vernon Chambers of Commerce has announced its 2020 Business Excellence Award winners

 

Coldstream’s Pete Wise of Vernon Search and Rescue became the first-ever recipient of a B.C. search and rescue 55-year volunteer service pin. Wise has devoted 57 years to search and rescue. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue’s ‘Wise’ man honoured for service

Pete Wise becomes first ever to receive 55-year volunteer service pin

Coldstream’s Pete Wise of Vernon Search and Rescue became the first-ever recipient of a B.C. search and rescue 55-year volunteer service pin. Wise has devoted 57 years to search and rescue. (Facebook photo)
Mark Feldinger. (Submitted)

Revelstokian honoured by forest industry with lifetime award

Mark Feldinger recently received a FPAC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Feldinger. (Submitted)
Vernon-based Rotech Motor Ltd. director Robert Seaton (centre) is joined by his colleagues as they celebrate, in a socially-distanced manner, being named ROTAX Engine’s Distributor of the Year. (Photo submitted)

Vernon company scores global award

Rotech Motor Ltd. named ROTAX Engines Distributor of the Year, beating out European powers

Vernon-based Rotech Motor Ltd. director Robert Seaton (centre) is joined by his colleagues as they celebrate, in a socially-distanced manner, being named ROTAX Engine’s Distributor of the Year. (Photo submitted)
The City of Vernon has won a national 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the asset management category. (File photo)

National award for City of Vernon

City captures asset management honour in 2020 Sustainable Communities Awards

The City of Vernon has won a national 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the asset management category. (File photo)
The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019, but this year’s event will be virtual. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)

Nominations continue for Vernon Business Excellence Awards

Nominations for Greater Vernon Chamber awards in 10 categories open until Aug. 23

The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019, but this year’s event will be virtual. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)
Lucky Bromhead, second from left, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the CBC television show, Schitt’s Creek. (luckymakeup/Instagram)

Former Summerlander receives Emmy nomination for makeup work

Lucky Bromhead recognized for her work with Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek

Lucky Bromhead, second from left, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the CBC television show, Schitt’s Creek. (luckymakeup/Instagram)
The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019, but this year’s event will be virtual. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)

Vernon Chamber to recognize top businesses

Nominations open for business excellence awards, Now More Than Ever

The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019, but this year’s event will be virtual. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)
Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals

Couple from Westbank First Nation and men from Vernon, Kelowna and Shuswap named Honourary Fellows

Okanagan College bestows highest honour to five individuals
Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards co-hosts Phil Hughes (left) and Sean Newton will have a year to work on their material, as the annual awards have been officially cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Also cancelled this year is the naming of Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year. (Chamber photo)

COVID-19 cancels 2 main Armstrong-Spallumcheen events

Community Excellence Awards, Citizen of the Year, cancelled for 2020; both to return in 2021

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards co-hosts Phil Hughes (left) and Sean Newton will have a year to work on their material, as the annual awards have been officially cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Also cancelled this year is the naming of Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s Citizen of the Year. (Chamber photo)
Rory Campbell (left) is presented with the Pte. Jack Nihara Challenge Trophy as Lumby’s 2020 Athlete of the Year by Linda Vlasveld of the Lumby Historical Society Sunday, July 13, at the Lumby Golf Course. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Multi-sport performer named Lumby’s Athlete of the Year

Rory Campbell loves basketball, plays volleyball, soccer, hockey and ultimate frisbee

Rory Campbell (left) is presented with the Pte. Jack Nihara Challenge Trophy as Lumby’s 2020 Athlete of the Year by Linda Vlasveld of the Lumby Historical Society Sunday, July 13, at the Lumby Golf Course. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Robert Wilkinson, who runs the Lumby Food Bank and volunteers five times a week at the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners, was named Lumby Lions Club Good Citizen of the Year Sunday, July 12, at the Lumby Golf Course. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Lions name Good Citizen of the Year

Award goes to Lumby Food Bank operator and North Okanagan Valley Gleaners volunteer Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson, who runs the Lumby Food Bank and volunteers five times a week at the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners, was named Lumby Lions Club Good Citizen of the Year Sunday, July 12, at the Lumby Golf Course. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Former Vernon Viper recognized for ALS fundraising

Former Vernon Viper recognized for ALS fundraising

Coldstream’s Aaron Volpatti raised more than $27,000 competing in an Ironman triathlon last summer

Former Vernon Viper recognized for ALS fundraising
Courtney Durward (left) with cousin Julia, pictured with two girls at an orphanage in Mexico during a community work excursion. (Contributed)

Vernon Secondary grad wins award for community work during pandemic

Chelsea Durward helped bring hampers to 55 families in Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby and Kelowna

Courtney Durward (left) with cousin Julia, pictured with two girls at an orphanage in Mexico during a community work excursion. (Contributed)
Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello
Vernon ultra-athlete Shanda Hill, the first Canadian to complete a Double Deca race, was named the 2019-20 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year Tuesday, June 23, at Vernon City Hall’s Spirit Square. Presenting Hill with the award are committee members Ann Holmes (from left), Dan Currie and Pete McIntyre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan sporting excellence honoured

Shanda Hill, Carl Vardon and Vernon Christian School volleyball win Tim Hortons sports awards

Vernon ultra-athlete Shanda Hill, the first Canadian to complete a Double Deca race, was named the 2019-20 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year Tuesday, June 23, at Vernon City Hall’s Spirit Square. Presenting Hill with the award are committee members Ann Holmes (from left), Dan Currie and Pete McIntyre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)

Shuswap’s Mr. Hockey recognized by Hockey Canada

Roy Sakaki of Salmon Arm named Order of Merit West winner for 2020

Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)
Lakestone, the master-planned Lake Country community by the Macdonald Development Corporation, was selected as the national winner of Community Development of the Year in the Canadian Homebuilders Association’s 2020 National Awards. (MDC photo)

Lake Country community captures national award

Lakestone honoured with national award at Canadian Home Builders Association’s annual event

Lakestone, the master-planned Lake Country community by the Macdonald Development Corporation, was selected as the national winner of Community Development of the Year in the Canadian Homebuilders Association’s 2020 National Awards. (MDC photo)