Awards

Recipients of the 2019 Community Builders’ Awards with staff from Archway Community Services. The awards return for 2021, with an event planned in October. (Photo: Dale Klippenstein)

Nominations open for 2021 Community Builders’ Awards in Abbotsford

Archway Community Services to honour those who make a difference

 

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

 

Abby Community School was the recipient of a $10,000 Smart and Caring grant from Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards more than $143K in grants to local charities

Funds go to charities supporting children and families at risk in the community

 

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
BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford business named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

BE Power Equipment receives prestigious national designation

BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. (Submitted photo)
Andrew “Skully” White (second from left) is presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui by Terry Vermeer (left), Kelly Meade and Alexis Eagles. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford hotdog-stand owner who donated kidney receives Rotary Club award

Skully White presented with Paul Harris Fellowship from Abbotsford-Matsqui club

Andrew “Skully” White (second from left) is presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui by Terry Vermeer (left), Kelly Meade and Alexis Eagles. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bishop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Queen presents Vancouver Island doctor with award for global drowning prevention

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

Dr. Steve Beerman, of Nanaimo, shows off his Dr. David Bishop Gold Medal, awarded for distinguished medical service. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented in 8 categories

Virtual event honours recipients from Langley, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack

Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.
Stattonrock Design + Build in Abbotsford won four awards at the recent Fraser Valley Housing Awards of Excellence, including for Best Renovation – Whole House and Best Kitchen Renovation over $50,000 for this house.

Abbotsford company wins four housing excellence awards

Stattonrock Design + Build’s honours include Residential Renovator of the Year

Stattonrock Design + Build in Abbotsford won four awards at the recent Fraser Valley Housing Awards of Excellence, including for Best Renovation – Whole House and Best Kitchen Renovation over $50,000 for this house.
Mike Bismeyer of Abbotsford is the recipient of the national Savita Shah Award for his work promoting kindness and anti-bullying initiatives.

Abbotsford man who was bullied as a teen receives national kindness award

Mike Bismeyer is one of two Canadians to earn Savita Shah Award

Mike Bismeyer of Abbotsford is the recipient of the national Savita Shah Award for his work promoting kindness and anti-bullying initiatives.
Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.

Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards go virtual for 2021

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is keynote speaker for event on March 10

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.
(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)

Trio from Communitas Supportive Care in Abbotsford receives provincial award

Community Living BC honours them for online program they created

(From left) Lisa McIntosh, Sheral Jones and Vicky Manderson with their nominator, Christine Petkau. (Submitted photo)
The recipients of the 2019 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards held in Abbotsford. (Jason Brown/Revival Arts Studio)

Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Awards open to Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack

The recipients of the 2019 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards held in Abbotsford. (Jason Brown/Revival Arts Studio)
Former BC Lion Angus Reid was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch in Abbotsford on Nov. 16.

Three awards presented at National Philanthropy Day lunch

Event in Abbotsford honours those who have made a difference

Former BC Lion Angus Reid was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day lunch in Abbotsford on Nov. 16.
Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).
Gerri Charles waves to guests attending the virtual Character in Action Awards on Thursday (Nov. 19), during which she was named a recipient.

Character in Action Awards presented to three recipients

Annual awards event hosted virtually by Character Abbotsford Society

Gerri Charles waves to guests attending the virtual Character in Action Awards on Thursday (Nov. 19), during which she was named a recipient.
John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)

Nominations open until Oct. 30 for UFV’s Betty Urquhart Awards

Award recognizes ‘significant impact’ of volunteer work by an individual or group

John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)
Abbotsford mortgage broker Geoff Lee and his team at GLM Mortgage Group recently won a top industry award. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford mortgage broker and team win top industry award

GLM Mortgage Group receives gold for Best Customer Service

Abbotsford mortgage broker Geoff Lee and his team at GLM Mortgage Group recently won a top industry award. (Submitted photo)
Ava Stark, a gradute of Mennonite Educational Institute, is the recipient of the Mary Selby Memorial Music Award. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation presents $330,000 in student awards

Almost 270 graduating students receive scholarship and bursaries

  • Jul 22, 2020
Ava Stark, a gradute of Mennonite Educational Institute, is the recipient of the Mary Selby Memorial Music Award. (Submitted photo)
Amanda Staller is a recipient of a Courage to Come Back Award from Coast Mental Health. (Submitted photo)

Former Abbotsford woman receives Courage to Come Back Award

Amanda Staller a recipient in the ‘addiction’ category for overcoming years of abuse

  • Jul 18, 2020
Amanda Staller is a recipient of a Courage to Come Back Award from Coast Mental Health. (Submitted photo)