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 Year – Presented 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
Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Beedie Living
Winner – Navio Immigration (formerly Whistler Immigration)
Prior Snowboards & Skis
Rising Star of the Year – Presented 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
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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!
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