We’re happy to announce Mountain Life Media has been nominated as a Top 3 finalist for for the Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture award. We are honoured to be recognized for our contribution to arts and culture in the Whistler community, and want to congratulate all the other nominees on their achievements. Read more about the event below.
From Press Release: The 2017 Whistler Excellence Awards are “Igniting Excellence!” This is the business and community celebration of the year that brings everyone from youthful innovators to longtime local legends out to recognize the best in the community. The Whistler Excellence Awards presented by Blue Shore Financial, hosted by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with the Community Foundation of Whistler and the Whistler Arts Council celebrate excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.
The awards will take place on Thursday, May 11 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, with returning emcee Feet Banks entertaining guests, as the evening celebrates the theme of Igniting Excellence like only Whistler can. Attendance at the annual event continues to grow each year, with hundreds of Whistler locals coming together for the annual black tie business and community awards. Seats are filling up fast with 320 tickets already sold, well ahead of last year’s sales pace. The Whistler Chamber expects this year’s celebration will again be the largest to date.
The 2017 Whistler Excellence Awards finalists are:
Business Person of the Year – Presented by BDO Canada
Mike Conway – Back In Action
Cheryl Skribe – Whistler Community Service Society
Duane Hepditch – Guestfolio Communications
Citizen of the Year – Presented by Race & Company LLP
Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Community Futures Howe Sound
Zep Mountain Bike Camps
Kahuna Paddle Boards
Rising Star of the Year – Presented by Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
Dana Friesen Smith – RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate
Kevin Winter- Coast Mountain Brewing
Kara McMaster- Caveman Grocer
Whistler Experience Service – Large Business – Presented by ServiceMaster Clean
Whistler Public Library
Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Mallard Lounge
Whistler Experience Service – Small Business – Presented by Thornhill Real Estate Group
The Beacon Pub and Eatery
Rocks and Gems Canada
Sustainability in Action Business – Presented by Innergex
Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture – Presented by The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd
Mountain Life Media
Mountain FM Radio
Above & Beyond – Presented by Keir Fine Jewelry
Nicole Baudisch – Whistler Blackcomb Staff Housing
Mei Madden – Whistler Blackcomb Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented by Resort Municipality of Whistler
For full event details visit www.whistlerchamber.com
About the Whistler Chamber of Commerce
The Whistler Chamber is making business easy. Representing a robust 50% of the community – with over 700 members – we are the voice of business in Whistler and to the World. Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler are our closest collaborators and partners. Whistler comes to the Chamber for timely support. We lift as we climb, building a community of leaders and elevating Whistler’s businesses.