Rising Star of the Year


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This Whistler business person is starting to make an impact beyond their years. They show outstanding success at a young age, give back by supporting the community, and are on a clear leadership track. They should have a culture of trail blazing and a solid plan for future career and performance development.

2020 Winner: Court Larabee


Meet The 2020 Finalists

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Court Larabee

(Whistler Blackcomb)

Traditional Name: Siginaak aka Blackbird. Indigenous sports and community advocate, business owner, public speaker and snowboard enthusiast.

Cass Spence

(Howe Sound Women’s Centre)

Traditional name Wawatay (Northern Lights). Cree Nation Indigenous Womxn, community advocate and crisis support worker.

Nikki Best

(Snowberry Consulting)

Nikki helps businesses and not-for-profits with complex compliance issues from policy to governance. After 5pm, she volunteers, fundraises, and loves connecting over a freshly poured Guinness.

The 2019 winner 


Isabel Chung – Fairmont Chateau Whistler

As Executive Chef at Fairmont, Isabel oversees creative and strategic culinary initiatives of 6 award-winning restaurants, plus room service + banquets, in the 539-room hotel

The 2018 winner 


Josianne Fox – SmartFox Consulting

Josianne is an innovative HR and Coaching Professional. Her mission is to optimize human potential, increase happiness, and maximize employee engagement for clients she believes in.

The 2017 winner 


Kara Mcmaster – Caveman Grocer

Community driven mother of a growing Whistler family, Kara has been disrupting ideas of convenience food using her ecommerce knowledge and industry experience since 2012.