The owner of Naughty by Nature in Fernwood attended the first Indigenous Circumpolar Gathering in Yellowknife, N.W.T. last month.
Stephanie Papil, an Inuvialuk, attended the gathering to facilitate a talk on local projects.
The gathering aimed to highlight barriers and success stories facing women leaders throughout the North.
NEW VOICE FOR RADIO … Congratulations to Rob Bye on his latest appointment within the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.
Bye has been named general manager/national sales manager of CKKQ-FM (The Q) and CJZN-FM (The Zone).
Over the last six months, Bye served as interim general manager of the Victoria operations, overseeing the day-to-day management of the two radio stations in addition to his current responsibilities as general manager/general sales manager of the six Island Radio divisions.
SPECIAL HONOUR … The Victoria Conservatory of Music is delighted that Ed Chwyl and his family were the worthy recipients of the Generosity of Spirit Award presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in honour of National Philanthropy Day in Canada.
The recent gala event held at the Fairmont Empress hotel recognized award nominees from six different categories.
Chwyl and his family have been quietly giving their time, resources and expertise to make a difference in their communities for many years.
WELCOME ABOARD … Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence has added three new members to its board of directors.
Peter Lockie, Stephen Chang and Suzanne Weckend-Dill joined the PISE board at the society’s AGM earlier this fall.
The other PISE board members are Bob Cameron, Elaine Dagg-Jackson, Angus Izard and Randy Smith.
NATIONAL DISTINCTION … Take a bow, Harbour Air and Eagle Wing Tours.
The two Victoria companies won national honours at Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2014 Canadian Tourism Awards.
Eagle Wing Tours earned the Transat AT Sustainable Tourism Award and Harbour Air’s Guillaume Fortin, manager of flight operations, earned the InterContinental Hotels Group Tourism Employee of the Year Award.
Fifteen organizations and individuals were honoured by TIAC at the event.
“It is an incredibly huge honour for these two businesses and their employees to be recognized on the national stage,” says Paul Nursey, president and CEO of Tourism Victoria.
“Their continued excellence shows the amazing travel experiences, products and people our destination has to offer visitors from around the world. We couldn’t be more proud to have these two organizations as members of Tourism Victoria.”
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