Awards

Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)

Black Press Media reporters win big at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Black Press Media news teams received 88 nominations in 42 out of the 45 award categories

 

Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Juno Awards celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and host Simu Liu’s many talents

Charlotte Cardin emerged as the biggest winner of the year with a total of four trophies

 

Lauren Spencer-Smith performs Fingers Crossed on Toronto’s Budweiser Stage during the Junos Awards broadcast May 15. (iPhoto/CARAS photo)

Vancouver Island singer performs hit single at Juno awards

Lauren Spencer-Smith sings ‘Fingers Crossed’ as part of Canada’s biggest night of music

 

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Renowned B.C. First Nations therapist recognized for resilience

Dr. Barney Williams receives 2022 Courage To Come Back Award in the Addictions category

Dr. Barney Williams. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood couple recognized for park cleanup efforts on Earth Day

Abby and Roger St. Pierre were recognized by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood

Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)

Camosun Chargers student-athletes honoured with annual awards

Reynolds alum volleyballer Graham Basi shares President’s Award with hoop star Tamiya Ness

Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)
Goldstream Food Bank president Gayle Ireland received the Medal of Good Citizenship on March 24 from Premier John Horgan in person, after a technical issue prevented her from participating in the planned virtual ceremony. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Premier)

Goldstream Food Bank president honoured for pandemic efforts in Langford

Gayle Ireland receives Medal of Good Citizenship personally from premier

Goldstream Food Bank president Gayle Ireland received the Medal of Good Citizenship on March 24 from Premier John Horgan in person, after a technical issue prevented her from participating in the planned virtual ceremony. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Premier)
Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)

Juno Awards nominees have strong connections to Greater Victoria

Ocie Elliott, Spiritbox nominated for breakthrough group; Spiritbox up for metal/hard music album

Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)
Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Simu Liu to host first outdoor Juno Awards at Budweiser Stage in Toronto

May 15 event will be the first time the awards show will be held outdoors

Actor Simu Liu poses for photographs on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, at a cinema in west London, Thursday, Aug 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
Josh Handysides, chief administrative officer of the Malahat Nation, was honoured by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for his efforts to help get the Malahat SkyWalk built and promote other south Island initiatives. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)

Malahat Nation CAO honoured with Greater Victoria chamber award

Josh Handysides’ work integral to success of Malahat SkyWalk, other projects within nation

Josh Handysides, chief administrative officer of the Malahat Nation, was honoured by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce for his efforts to help get the Malahat SkyWalk built and promote other south Island initiatives. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Downtown Victoria streets have been emptier with less tourists in town since the pandemic started, but the South Island Prosperity Partnership has been working hard to get the economy bouncing back. It earned three international awards for its efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)

South Island Prosperity Partnership wins 3 global awards for COVID economic response

Conglomerate’s 2 gold, 1 silver won for innovation, special events, education partnerships

Downtown Victoria streets have been emptier with less tourists in town since the pandemic started, but the South Island Prosperity Partnership has been working hard to get the economy bouncing back. It earned three international awards for its efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

PHOTOS: Many interpretations of futuristic theme among Victoria Gingerbread Showcase winners

Revera Living wins 2021 People’s Choice award, Habitat for Humanity Victoria raises over $37,000

Kathy Ajas (left to right), Cheryl Chalifour, Kristina Quinn present their People’s Choice Award winning gingerbread creation, Revera Retirement 2050. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
Lifetime Networks of Victoria executive director Wendy-Sue Andrew (left) celebrates fellow staffer Melissa MacDonald, winner of Community Living BC’s Widening Our World award, in a modest ceremony Dec. 8. (Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Sassaman/Community Living BC)

Victoria woman awarded for uplifting vulnerable communities during pandemic

Dozens have received support from Melissa MacDonald and her Lifetime Networks Victoria team

Lifetime Networks of Victoria executive director Wendy-Sue Andrew (left) celebrates fellow staffer Melissa MacDonald, winner of Community Living BC’s Widening Our World award, in a modest ceremony Dec. 8. (Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Sassaman/Community Living BC)
Mary Lou Newbold has been named Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year for 2022. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)

Victoria eye care business co-owner honoured as Chamber member of the year

Mary Lou Newbold often first to welcome new members; is strong advocate for Chamber of Commerce

Mary Lou Newbold has been named Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year for 2022. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Camosun College student Katie Manomie is the recipient of the 2021 B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)

Award-winning Camosun student recognized for leading Indigenous peers

Sixties Scoop survivor Katie Manomie well known for supporting classmates

Camosun College student Katie Manomie is the recipient of the 2021 B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Photo courtesy Camosun College)
Cathy and Janice Gouk say that serving free Christmas lunches is their gift to the community that supports them all year round. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke cafe owner ‘shocked, honoured and humbled’ to win business of the year

Cathy’s Corner Cafe, Sooke Food Bank multiple winners for 2021 Business Excellence awards

Cathy and Janice Gouk say that serving free Christmas lunches is their gift to the community that supports them all year round. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Richard Mosdell, owner of Kenzen Karate, recently received an award from the District of Saanich for the positive impact the studio has had on the Saanich community. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Saanich karate studio recognized for making positive community impact

Aikido expert Mayor Fred Haynes invited to Kenzen Karate to give seminar on martial art

Richard Mosdell, owner of Kenzen Karate, recently received an award from the District of Saanich for the positive impact the studio has had on the Saanich community. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Alberni Residential School survivor Kathleen Horne, right, and her husband Doug LaFortune stand by one of LaFortune’s carvings outside the First Peoples House at the University of Victoria on Sept. 24. Horne was featured in the Goldstream Gazette’s special series on Truth and Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Gazette’s Truth and Reconciliation series named national award finalist

Stories of Indigenous residental school survivors, Elders, changemakers featured in six-part series

Alberni Residential School survivor Kathleen Horne, right, and her husband Doug LaFortune stand by one of LaFortune’s carvings outside the First Peoples House at the University of Victoria on Sept. 24. Horne was featured in the Goldstream Gazette’s special series on Truth and Reconciliation. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Reklaws pose on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Dallas Smith named entertainer of the year, takes three trophies at CCMA Awards

Smith performed his single “Hide From a Broken Heart” for the fully vaccinated crowd

The Reklaws pose on the red carpet at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh