Ten earn prestigious leadership awards

Victoria Leadership Awards honour the distinguished accomplishments of "everyday heroes"

Ten outstanding community leaders were recipients at this year’s Victoria Leadership Awards on Thursday at a gala ceremony at the Crystal Garden.

Established in 2004, the Victoria Leadership Awards honour the distinguished accomplishments of everyday heroes, recognized for their community leadership, service and achievement

This year’s recipients include:

n Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award honours outstanding long-term service in community leadership roles such as philanthropy, innovation, mentoring and career achievement: Clarence (Butch) Dick.

n University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards acknowledge outstanding leadership in linking UVic and the community for greater public benefit: Bill Anderson and Bruce Parisian.

n Rotary Community Leadership Awards recognizes community leaders who meet Rotary values of the highest levels of ethical behaviour in business and in the community: Kelly Reid and Scott Treble.

n Vancity Youth Award recognizes a young person between the ages of 20 and 30 who demonstrates leadership by helping to redefine wealth in a way that furthers the financial, social and environmental well-being of our members and their communities: Alex Harned.

n Leadership Victoria Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the Leadership Victoria program who continues to demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in the Victoria community: Maja Tait.

n Victoria Foundation Community Leadership Award recognizes an organization that is building community capacity and achieving positive change: Pacifica Housing Society.

n United Way Greater Victoria Award for Collaboration and Partnership recognizes an individual leader in a non-profit organization who is building community capacity by creating partnerships and collaboration: Maureen Sawa.

n Royal Roads University Leadership Excellence through Coaching and Mentoring Award recognizes long term and outstanding service in community leadership roles that specifically focus on coaching and/or mentoring: Ingrid Bergmann.