Awards

Vernon Rotech Motors Ltd. employees Eddie Ronveaux (from left), Rob Seaton and Jerry Reinhardt enjoy some espresso from the machine/trophy the company was awarded for being the best global ROTAX Aircraft Engines Distributor for the second straight year. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon aircraft engine distributor soars to world honour

Rotech Motor Ltd. named Top Distributor globally for ROTAX engines

Vernon Rotech Motors Ltd. employees Eddie Ronveaux (from left), Rob Seaton and Jerry Reinhardt enjoy some espresso from the machine/trophy the company was awarded for being the best global ROTAX Aircraft Engines Distributor for the second straight year. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Joan Albert, JCI Vernon’s Citizen of the Year for 2020, was presented with the award at Polson Park Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Nominations sought for Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year

JCI Vernon is accepting nominations until Jan. 17, 2022

Joan Albert, JCI Vernon’s Citizen of the Year for 2020, was presented with the award at Polson Park Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy has achieved top marks in the field of registered massage therapy education in their 2021 accreditation. (Submitted photo)

Vernon massage therapy college gets perfect marks in 2021 accreditation

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy received a perfect 380 score from the CMTCA

Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy has achieved top marks in the field of registered massage therapy education in their 2021 accreditation. (Submitted photo)
The Reklaws pose on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Dallas Smith named entertainer of the year, takes three trophies at CCMA Awards

Smith performed his single “Hide From a Broken Heart” for the fully vaccinated crowd

The Reklaws pose on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vernon’s Kari Gares, owner-operator of Verico Mortgage House - Kari Gares in Vernon, has been named one of 82 Women of Influence out of 340 nominees by Canadian Mortgage Professionals. (Contributed)

Vernon mortgage pro Women of Influence winner

Kari Gares named one of 82 Women of Influence in ninth annual list by Canadian Mortgage Professionals

Vernon’s Kari Gares, owner-operator of Verico Mortgage House - Kari Gares in Vernon, has been named one of 82 Women of Influence out of 340 nominees by Canadian Mortgage Professionals. (Contributed)
Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)

Wise choice for Coldstream achievement honour

District pays tribute to longtime search and rescue, animal volunteer Pete Wise with annual award

Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce held its 2021 Business Excellence Awards gala Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. (Chamber photo)

Vernon businesses awarded for excellence

Greater Vernon Chamber’s 37th annual Business Excellence Awards crowned winners in 16 categories

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce held its 2021 Business Excellence Awards gala Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. (Chamber photo)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (right), president of hockey operations and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, receives his hometown’s highest honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon Award, from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming at city hall Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Holland humbled by Vernon hometown honour

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland presented Freedom of City award at Vernon City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 26

Vernon’s Ken Holland (right), president of hockey operations and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, receives his hometown’s highest honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon Award, from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming at city hall Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Bob Rymarchuk, who died in 2020, is the namesake of the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce citizen of the year award. (Contributed)

Nominations sought for excellence in Lake Country business

Chamber of Commerce Business Awards open for submissions

Bob Rymarchuk, who died in 2020, is the namesake of the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce citizen of the year award. (Contributed)
The City of Vernon will bestow its highest civic honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon, to four-time Stanley Cup and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ken Holland, general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. (Morning Star - file photo)

Holland scores hometown Vernon’s highest honour

Edmonton Oilers’ GM to receive Freedom of the City of Vernon on Oct. 26

The City of Vernon will bestow its highest civic honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon, to four-time Stanley Cup and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ken Holland, general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. (Morning Star - file photo)
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

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)
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

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

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)
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)
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