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.
2023 Awards Gala Event
Whistler Excellence Awards Tickets NOW ON SALE!
You’re invited to join us for a night that’s all about letting your inner light sparkle and illuminating our shining stars!
Join us and presenting partner BlueShore Financial on Wednesday, October 25, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for an evening of inspiration as we illuminate the exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and the spirit of innovation that resides within our community.
Secure your seat today and be a part of honoring excellence in Whistler!
Congratulations to the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards Finalists!
We are extremely excited to share the Finalists for this year’s awards. In partnership with BlueShore Financial the annual gala awards event is Whistler’s chance to recognize and honour shining stars of the Whistler business community, those who have demonstrated exceptional brilliance in their operations, innovation, and impact on the local economy.
We can’t wait to celebrate the peak of business brilliance in Whistler – Early bird tickets go on sale September 1!
Congratulations to all the nominees, it is the contributions of individuals and organisations like you, who make our community truly exceptional.
Click on the Awards category title below to view this Year’s finalists information.
Business Person of the Year – Presented by BDO
Barrett Fisher, Tourism Whistler
Jackie Dickinson, Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)
Pepe Barajas, Infinity Enterprises Group
Emerging Business of the Year – presented by Capilano University
Whistler 360 Health
Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Beedie Living
Prior Snowboards & Skis
Rising Star of the Year – Presented by Hotel Association of Whistler
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
The Raven Room
Sierra Window & Property Services
Whistler Valley Tours
Service Excellence – Large Business – Presented by Whistler Blackcomb
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Sustainability in Action Business – Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group
Naked Sprout Café
The Velvet Underground
Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture, Business – Presented by Whistler Real Estate Company & Arts Whistler
Andrea Mueller, Andrea Meuller Art
Jeff Montgomery, Monty Biggins
Kristen Robinson, Kristin Robinson Productions
Citizen of The Year – Presented by Race and Company LLP
Brandi Higgins, Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club
Carol Leacey, Whistler 360 Health
The Ambassadors at the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC)
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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!
- 1x Presenting Partner – SOLD OUT
- Opening Reception Partner
- Après Host Partner – SOLD OUT
- 8x Award Partners – SOLD OUT
- Animation Partners
- Entertainment Partner – SOLD OUT
- Numerous Event Partnerships – Limited spaces