Awards

Summerland Secondary School students prepare to receive their diplomas in this June, 2017 photo. Students who have graduated from high school within the past five years may be eligible for bursaries from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen provides 10 bursaries

Financial aid available to those who have graduated in region within past five years

Summerland Secondary School students prepare to receive their diplomas in this June, 2017 photo. Students who have graduated from high school within the past five years may be eligible for bursaries from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

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

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson (centre) was the winner of the 2019 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year Award. Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Athlete, Team and Leadership Awards. (Morning Star - file photo)

Nominations sought for North Okanagan athletic awards

The 27th annual Tim Hortons honours will be announced in June; entry deadline is May 30

Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson (centre) was the winner of the 2019 Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athlete of the Year Award. Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Athlete, Team and Leadership Awards. (Morning Star - file photo)
Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery was named Distillery of the Year at the 2020 World Spirits Awards in Europe. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan Spirits named world’s best, earns nod from Premier

Distillery in Kelowna and Vernon take top honour at spirits awards

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery was named Distillery of the Year at the 2020 World Spirits Awards in Europe. (Submitted Photo)
Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award

Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award

Laisha Rosnau’s poetry collection, Our Familiar Hunger, earned her the $25,000 Kobzar Book Award

Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award
2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Pop singer Lights, Ewan Currie of Sheepdogs among Juno Awards presenters

Dallas Smith, Felix Cartal and Nuela Charles nominated for big awards

2020 Juno Awards nominees were announced on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award

Her 2018 documentary segment Highway Mike uncovers the opioid crisis in Harlem, New York

VIDEO: Black Press Media editor Sarah Grochowski up for an Emmy Award
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
FILE – Abbotsford News editor Andy Holota takes home the columnist award at the 2017 Ma Murrays. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)

Businesses nominated for excellence awards

Upcoming awards ceremony has 67 nominees in 12 categories

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES                                A total of 14 Summerland businesses have been nominated for this year’s Business of the Year Award. The annual Summerland Business Excellence Awards will be presented April 4. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Amanda Shatzko (left) is named one of B.C.’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders at the recent Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Awards gala. (Photo submitted)

Vernon woman named one of B.C.’s Top 40 business leaders

Amanda Shatzko, consultant and politician, picked up Business in Vancouver Top 40 selection

Vernon’s Amanda Shatzko (left) is named one of B.C.’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders at the recent Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Awards gala. (Photo submitted)
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

  • Jan 28, 2020
Alessia Cara is on a roll, being nominated for six 2020 Juno Awards. She was named Tuesday as host of the awards ceremony, on March 15 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Photo by Olivia Alta
The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala Friday night. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)

Vernon’s best in business awarded for excellence

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce announced winners of this year’s Business Excellence Awards

The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala Friday night. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)