Celebrating Whistler’s Most Excellent! 

The Whistler Excellence Awards are our chance to celebrate Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators! Whistler’s business and community awards build brands and honour local legends.

Hosted by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with Whistler Community Foundation, the Whistler Arts Council, AWARE and presented by BlueShore Financial – each year, the evening is dedicated to honouring excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.

New to 2022 was the Emerging Business of the Year, awarded to a business who has recently emerged in our community and demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth.

Congratulations to the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards Winners!

Wow. What a dazzling night!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Whistler’s business brilliance at the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards presented by BlueShore Financial at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on Wednesday!

A big congratulations to all the shining winners:

Click on the Awards category title below to view this Year’s finalists information.

Business Person of the YearPresented by BDO

Winner – Jackie Dickinson, Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)

Barrett Fisher, Tourism Whistler
Pepe Barajas, Infinity Enterprises Group

Emerging Business of the Year – presented by Capilano University

Winner – Whistler 360 Health

Creekside Health
Forecast Coffee

Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Beedie Living

Winner – Navio Immigration (formerly Whistler Immigration)

Prior Snowboards & Skis
Whistler Blackcomb

Rising Star of the YearPresented by Hotel Association of Whistler

Winner – Katia Barton, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Lisa Coulter, Whistler Community Services Society
Lizi McLoughlin, Zero Ceiling Society of Canada

Service Excellence – Small Business – Presented by Reactive Design

Winner – The Raven Room

Sierra Window & Property Services
Whistler Valley Tours

Service Excellence – Large Business – Presented by Whistler Blackcomb

Winner – Quattro Restaurant

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Sustainability in Action Business – Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group

Winner – The Velvet Underground

Naked Sprout Café

Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture, Business – Presented by Whistler Real Estate Company & Arts Whistler 

Winner – Kristen Robinson, Kristen Robinson Productions

Andrea Mueller, Andrea Meuller Art
Jeff Montgomery, Monty Biggins

Citizen of The Year – Presented by Race and Company LLP

Winner – The Ambassadors at the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC)

Brandi Higgins, Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club
Carol Leacey, Whistler 360 Health

Become an event Partner

Get Involved in the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards

Since its inception in 2012, the Whistler Excellence Awards Gala Dinner is an evening dedicated to honouring excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.

This highly anticipated event hosts over 400 attendees for a dazzling, in celebration of Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators!

With various partnership levels and options designed to maximize exposure for your business, seize the opportunity to get your business on the table at this signature event!

Available Partnerships include:

  • Animation Partner
  • Gala Event Partners – Limited spaces
  • Door Prize Partners – Limited spaces

View the Partnership Package here or Contact Jacquie McLean, our Marketing & Events Manager now for more information at Jacquie@whistlerchamber.com

Pictured above: Gregg Martin from BlueShore Financial, our Presenting Partner for the 2022 Awards gala

Thank you to all our 2023 Partners:

Presenting Partner

Award Partners

Community Partners

Opening Reception Partner

After Party Partner

Entertainment Partner

Venue Host

Event Partners

Event Partners

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Media Partners

Photography Partner

Animation Partner

Audio Visual Partner

Design Partner

Event Partners

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