Presidents Excellence Awards Winners



Citizen of the Year – Lindy Pfeil
Business Leadership Award – Lorinda Strang – Orchard Recovery Center – Bowen Island
New Business – The Flour Bakery – Courtenay Bowman and Jana Markovic
Small Business – Stittgen Fine Jewelry – Selina Ladak
Medium Business – Alyson Jones & Associates – Alyson Jones


Citizen Lifetime Achievement Award – Liz Byrd
Business Person – Margot Ware – Shylo Home Healthcare
Young Entrepreneur – Yang Wang – Apeiron Properties Corp.
New Business – Equinox Integrative Wellness Centre – Dr. Ashkan Jalili
Small Business – Wise Owl Montessori Childcare Inc. – Janos Staisny
Medium Business – Union Steamship Marina – Oydis Nickle
Big Business – Hollyburn House – Kathy Russell and Nicole Shandler


Citizen –Harry Greenwood
Business Person  – Peter King – Bowen Island Community Transit Ltd.
Young Entrepreneur – Dr. Pavan Avinashi – Hollyburn Eye Clinic
New Business – Fisherman’s Market – Katie Budd
Small Business  (1 to 10 employees) – Positively Fit – Mary Letson
Medium Business  (11 to 30 employees) – Gleneagles Clubhouse & Appleback Grill – Rachael Des Lauriers
Big Business
( 31 or more employees) – British Pacific Properties – Geoff Croll


Citizen – Geoff Jopson
Business Person – Graham Lee, RG Properties/Ambleside Live
Young Entrepreneur – Kate Billington, Bakehouse in Dundarave
New Business – Café Cava
Small Business – Bowenshire Stoneworks – Andy Rainsley
Medium Business – Bowen Island Pub – Glenn Cormier
Big Business
– Trolls Restaurant – Holly Kemp


Citizen – Jo-Ann Wood
Young Entrepreneur – Leah Costello
Innovator – – Catherine Barr & Craig Turner
New Business – British Butcher Shoppe – Katherine Davenport 
Small Business – Hollyburn Eye Clinic – Dr. Pavan Avinashi
Big Business – Blue Shore Financial, Park Royal Branch – Micheline Cromar


Citizen – John Barker
Young Entrepreneur – Dr. Nick Seddon of Dundarave Dental Clinic
New Business – Ambleside Dermedics
Innovator – Monkey Toast, Dale Ferris
Small Business – Options Solutions
Big Business – West Van Florist


Citizen – Mary Markwick, Dundarave Festival of Lights
Business – Pacific Arbour
Young Entrepreneur – Colin Denton, Tap House
Green – Whole Foods
Home-based Business – Green Gables B&B


Business – Paperqueen, Annabel St. John
Young Entrepreneur – Rick Kim, Olive and Anchor
Green – Bellevue Natural Health Clinic, Dr. Sara Kinnon
Citizen – Adrian Rowland
Home-based Business – Goddess Cards, Ann Baird

Business Person – Luis Sopeña, Caulfeild Gallery
Business – Absolute Spa
Young Entrepreneur – Nicole Garton-Jones, Heritage Law
Green – North Shore Credit Union, Park Royal Branch
Citizen – Bill Chapman


Business Person – Linda Swain, Cypress Mountain
Business – Delany’s Coffee
Young Entrepreneur – Megan Sewell, Sewell’s Marina
Green – Park Royal Shopping Centre


Business Person – Paul Gravett, Kay Meek
Business – Toy Jungle


Business – Y.Franks Appliances Ltd.
Business Citizen – Wendy and Robert Harrington of West Van Florist Ltd


Corporate Business – School District # 45, International Education Program
Retail Business – Shoppers Drug Mart Ambleside
Service Business – Chez Michel Restaurant
Citizen – Dolly Cartwright
Community Service Citation – Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club

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