Awards

The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Newest Sports Wall of Fame inductees honoured

Six individuals and one team recognized for their impressive credentials

 

The Voyager RV Centre dealership is located in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Lake Country RV dealership one of top 5 in North America

Voyager RV Centre celebrated at a reception in Las Vegas

 

Former sports reporter Kevin Rothbauer won first place in the CCNA awards for this photo of the Brentwood basketball team in action. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Former sports reporter Kevin Rothbauer won first place in the CCNA awards for this photo of the Brentwood basketball team in action. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Citizen, Gazette win slew of national awards

Congratulations to the team for CCNA nods

 

FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top…

FILE - Various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J, on Oct. 10, 2017. The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)

Ladysmith crew honoured for 2021 rescue of two men from a sinking fishing boat

Response time was fortunately reduced from already being on the water

Ladysmith RCMSAR members cited for their rescue efforts a year ago of two men on a fishing boat, from left, include: Phil Kelsey, Ross Hayes, John Oakes and Susan Wisely. (Photo by RCMSAR Station 29 Ladysmith)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)

BC Transit honoured with 2 awards during annual transit association conference in Montreal

Two awards went to BC Transit’s safety and security and marketing and communications teams

BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)
The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke resident receives award for saving the lives of both her parents

Roberta Cameron was awarded the Vital Link award in Revelstoke on Oct. 17

The Camerons: Robert, Carol, Cory, and Roberta. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Island golfers honoured saving man who went into cardiac arrest on the course

Ed Francoeur, Tyler Ruel saved fellow golfer after he went into cardiac arrest in 2020

Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke residents receive awards for performing life-saving CPR on baby

Devon Jones and Kirsten Miola were awarded Vital Link Awards for their actions on April 13, 2022

Sandra Maley, Devon Jones, Kasper, Jenna, and Kiel Mason, Caralea Taylor, and Lauren Barras. Jones was presented with the Vital Link Award on Oct. 4. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rick Mercer arrives for the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Gala, in Toronto, Monday, March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Leanne Sirup receives the Albin & Georgina Falt Memorial Coaches’ Recognition Award from Theresa Bodger. Swimmers on hand for the presentation, from left, include: Matthew Ruiter, Waylin MacGregor, Lauchlin MacGregor, Ayla Graham, Wyland Dumont and Kailie MacGregor. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Latest coaching honours one in a long list for Sirup

Community award honours long-time swimmer and athlete

Leanne Sirup receives the Albin & Georgina Falt Memorial Coaches’ Recognition Award from Theresa Bodger. Swimmers on hand for the presentation, from left, include: Matthew Ruiter, Waylin MacGregor, Lauchlin MacGregor, Ayla Graham, Wyland Dumont and Kailie MacGregor. (Photo by Don Bodger)
(Q Burger photo)

Vancouver Island restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from readers

(Q Burger photo)
Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)

UBC student wins Lieutenant-Governor medal for work on Indigenous language revitalization

Aiyana Twigg helps under-resourced communities to develop their own dictionaries, among other things

Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)
Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)

From lagers to IPAs, Island beers take top honours at Canadian Brewing Awards

9 Island breweries bring home prizes from 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards

Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)
JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

B.C. TikTok sensation JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s wins her first Juno, celebrates with European tour

JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)