Awards

Former Nanaimo city councillor Diane Brennan will be awarded Freedom of the City, the city’s highest civic honour, later this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Longtime city councillor will receive Nanaimo’s highest civic honour, Freedom of the City

Diane Brennan served on city council from 2002-2008 and 2011-2018

 

The Nanaimo Business Awards are accepting nominations now. (Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce image)

Nanaimo Business Awards accepting nominations of worthy winners

This year’s awards aren’t until the fall, but the nomination period ends June 28

 

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)

Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

 

Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archives manager. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Community Archives manager receives award of recognition

Christine Meutzner receives award of recognition from B.C. Historical Federation

Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archives manager. (News Bulletin file photo)
Eugene Levy, from left, Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy and Catherine O’Hara, cast members in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek,” pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Willy Sanjuan - Invision

‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Blood Quantum’ overall winners at Canadian Screen Awards

TV comedy swan song won eight times, indigenous zombie feature won seven trophies in total

Eugene Levy, from left, Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy and Catherine O’Hara, cast members in the TV series “Schitt’s Creek,” pose for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Willy Sanjuan - Invision
Karoline Tormena, a VIU volleyball player, Jordan Naylor, Nanaimo Clippers goalie, middle, and Kyle Noble, senior B Nanaimo Timbermen No. 1 fan, were winners in this year’s Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards as Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year and Hero In You Award winner, respectively. (CCCA/Gary Dorland/Submitted photos)

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Award winners stand out amid a tough pandemic year

2021 awards were presented virtually May 18, recognizing sport achievement in 2020

Karoline Tormena, a VIU volleyball player, Jordan Naylor, Nanaimo Clippers goalie, middle, and Kyle Noble, senior B Nanaimo Timbermen No. 1 fan, were winners in this year’s Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards as Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year and Hero In You Award winner, respectively. (CCCA/Gary Dorland/Submitted photos)
Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)

UPDATE: Queen presents Nanaimo doctor with award for global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman receives Royal Life Saving Society’s King Edward VII Cup

Queen Elizabeth II and Clive Holland, deputy commonwealth president of the Royal Life Saving Society, top left, virtually present Dr. Steve Beerman, top right, with the King Edward VII Cup for his drowning-prevention work. Tanner Gorille and Sarah Downs were honoured with Russell Medals for their life-saving resuscitation. (Buckingham Palace photo)
Jade Gunn, Country Grocer Bowen Road store scanner, holds a national bronze award from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. Sharing the moment are Naomi MacPherson, bakery manager, left; Tory Dillabough, store manager; Dustin McKee, assistant store manager and Amanda Trotlisch, front end manager. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo grocery store wins national and regional industry awards

Country Grocer’s Bowen Road location recognized by Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers

Jade Gunn, Country Grocer Bowen Road store scanner, holds a national bronze award from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. Sharing the moment are Naomi MacPherson, bakery manager, left; Tory Dillabough, store manager; Dustin McKee, assistant store manager and Amanda Trotlisch, front end manager. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bachop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo doctor recognized for residency program, global drowning prevention

Dr. Steve Beerman recognized by Doctors of B.C. as well as Royal Life Saving Society in the U.K.

Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bachop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Imogene Lim, a Vancouver Island University anthropology professor, has received a Province of B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship. (Black Press file)

VIU anthropology professor receives B.C. Good Citizenship medal

Imogene Lim’s work includes advocacy for establishing Chinese heritage sites

Imogene Lim, a Vancouver Island University anthropology professor, has received a Province of B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue Chief Karen Fry was presented with Canada’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal at Monday’s city council meeting. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo fire chief awarded national Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

Departing chief Karen Fry recognized for 20 years of service

Nanaimo Fire Rescue Chief Karen Fry was presented with Canada’s Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal at Monday’s city council meeting. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Barry Hornby, city bylaws officer, middle, is presented with an award for bravery by Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo chief administrative officer, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog at a city council meeting Monday. Hornby was recognized for his response after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment on Wesley Street earlier this month. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo bylaws officer receives award for bravery after rushing to help during fire at homeless camp

Barry Hornby recognized for actions in Dec. 3 fire on Wesley Street

Barry Hornby, city bylaws officer, middle, is presented with an award for bravery by Jake Rudolph, Nanaimo chief administrative officer, left, and Mayor Leonard Krog at a city council meeting Monday. Hornby was recognized for his response after a fire broke out in a homeless encampment on Wesley Street earlier this month. (Photo courtesy City of Nanaimo)
Anne Hayes’s dedication to B.C. Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Don Bodger/Black Press)

National award reflects Serauxmen Stadium board member’s dedication to baseball

Anne Hayes honoured as Baseball Canada’s Volunteer of the Year

Anne Hayes’s dedication to B.C. Minor baseball has been recognized with the Baseball Canada Volunteer of the Year award. (Don Bodger/Black Press)
Mazzei Electric won Contractor of the Year at the Builders Code Champion Awards. Eleven per cent of Mazzei’s workforce is made up of women, well above the average for construction work in B.C., notes a press release from the awards. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo electrical contractor chosen as Builders Code Champion

Mazzei Electric’s Contractor of the Year award celebrates culture change in construction industry

Mazzei Electric won Contractor of the Year at the Builders Code Champion Awards. Eleven per cent of Mazzei’s workforce is made up of women, well above the average for construction work in B.C., notes a press release from the awards. (Photo submitted)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Village on Third won the VIREB Commercial Building award of excellence in the apartment category. (Photo submitted)

New buildings in Nanaimo win awards as best in the region

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Awards were presented Sept. 30

The Village on Third won the VIREB Commercial Building award of excellence in the apartment category. (Photo submitted)
An advertisement for the Nanaimo Business Awards in the News Bulletin.

Comedian hosting this year’s Nanaimo Business Awards

Steve Patterson of CBC Radio’s The Debaters to host virtual awards ceremony

An advertisement for the Nanaimo Business Awards in the News Bulletin.
Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police

Corp. Chris Voller was named by the IACP as one of the 40 under 40 awardees for 2020.

Port Hardy Mountie honoured by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)

Girl Guide from Nanaimo recognized with national Change Maker Award

Alex Brick, 12, one of four girls her age across Canada to receive award

Alex Brick, a 12-year-old from Nanaimo, has been announced as a 2020 recipient of Girl Guides of Canada’s Change Maker Award. (Photo submitted)
Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

Running a bit over 90 minutes, the Junos were handed out at historic speed, with 42 categories announced

Alessia Cara performs “Querer Mejor” at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes at the MGM Conference Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno Awards, picking up three trophies in the streaming ceremony. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Chris Pizzello