Above & Beyond


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 The Above & Beyond award recognizes a local individual that has made an outstanding contribution or accomplishment eclipsing normal individual and/or company boundaries that will benefit our community in unique and meaningful ways.

The nominee has positively impacted the community, and has demonstrated best business practices. In addition, their mission/objective/goals reflect a defined community need. The nominee is a passionate role-model of continual improvement in quality, wellness, and innovation.


2020 Winner: Doug Forseth


The 2020 Finalists

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Doug Forseth

(Whistler Learning  Centre)

A 49 year veteran in the hospitality industry with the last 25 in a leadership capacity at Whistler Blackcomb.  Deeply involved in the community of Whistler and the Canadian Ski Industry.

Katrina Frew

(Gibbons Whistler)

Leading Festivals & Events, Katrina is passionate about the growth and development of her team and the vibrancy and sustainability of the Whistler experience

Wayne Flann

(Peak to Peak Adventures Ltd)

Passionate Blogger, Avid Skier, 36 year veteran of the WB Ski Patrol, Volunteer with Whistler SAR, Professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association.


The 2019 winner 

Barrett Fisher

With more than 25 years of tourism marketing, communications, sales, operations and administration experience, Barrett is passionate about strategic planning, change management and people leadership.


The 2017 winner 

Mei Madden – The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation

Mei Madden has lived in Whistler for 22 years and is the Executive Director of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.