Crystal Award finalists named

News Review, Co-op, Panorama, B.C. Hazmat among them

SIDNEY — The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has announced this week the 2012 Crystal Award finalists and its lifetime achievement award winner.

Here’s the list of nominees that will be honoured at the gala awards ceremony Oct. 11 at Butchart Gardens.

• Business of the Year Award: 1-15 employees

– Holy Cow Communications

– Ideazone

• Business of the Year Award: 16+ employees

– Peninsula Co-op

– Viking Air

• Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year

– Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Volunteer Program

– Tom Thumbs Mobile Safety Program

• Contribution to the Community

– Panoroma Recreation Centre

– Peninsula News Review

• Green Business of the Year

– B.C. Hazmat

– Truffles Catering

• Entrepreneurial Spirit

– Nevaeh Landscaping

– Straightline Precision

• New Business

– Canoe Cove Restaurant

– Vibes Fitness

• Employer of the Year

– B.C. Hazmat

– Viking Air

• New Product or Service

– Holy Cow Communications

– i Board Manufacturing

• Outstanding Customer Service

– Arbutus Grove Nursery

– Cabinet Works

• Newsmaker of the Year for 2011

– Ramsay Machine Works

– Victoria Costumes

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Pat Fafard who was with Peninsula Co-op.

Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns, will be the evening’s guest speaker.

Farmer was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40, a YWCA Woman of Distinction and is currently ranked at 40 in Profit Magazine’s Top100 Canadian women entrepreneurs.

Tickets to the Crystal Awards are $85 each and are available by contacting the chamber via email at or by calling 250-656-3616.

The event takes place at the Blue Poppy Restaurant at Butchart Gardens.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, a delicious array of appetizers and no host bar.

Dinner and ceremony get underway at 7:15 p.m.

— Submitted by the Saanich Peninsula

Chamber of Commerce


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lost dog reunited with family three months after going missing along Juan de Fuca trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of the Sooke rescuers

Victoria family donates 878 falafel wraps to support Beirut blast victims

Wrap and Roll pulls in $20,500 during weekend fundraiser

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

Police investigating string of break-ins at closed Saanich care home

Electronics, tools reported stolen from Mount Tolmie Hospital

Laid-off hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection

Laid-off workers not sure what they’ll do when government support programs end

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Five B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

Nanaimo woman will buy ‘supersonic’ hair dryer after $500,000 lotto win

Debra Allen won $500,000 in July 28 Lotto Max draw

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

Cougar euthanized after attacking little dog in Qualicum area

Owner freed pet by whacking big cat, but dog didn’t survive the attack

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Most Read