Hats Off to Excellence Awards finalists announced

GFL Environmental, Ocean Trailer and SEI Industries Ltd. up for business of the year award

The Delta Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 66th Annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala to be held on Friday, Nov. 23.

The awards recognize business and community leaders from a wide range of backgrounds who have contributed significantly to the communities of Delta.

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“We’re excited to announce this amazing group of finalists for the 67th Annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards. There were over 50 outstanding nominations submitted and the selection committee has selected 27 finalists over nine categories,” said Les Voros, Delta Chamber Chair. “And this year we’re going to continue the new tradition of announcing the Citizen of Year at the awards gala, without any finalists. It was an exciting moment last year and we hope to have it repeated.”

This year’s presenting sponsor of the Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala is the Port of Vancouver.

Volunteer of the Year Award – Sponsored by FortisBC

Linda Edwards

James Latheron

Dianne Taylor

Employee of the Year Award – Sponsored by Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN)

Kevin Adlem – Eastlink Community TV

Marcello Oliverio – Burns Bog Conservation Society

Helen Wiacek – Santevia Water Systems

Special Event Excellence Award – Sponsored by Industry Training Authority (ITA)

Delta Dance - Delta Cup

Delta Farm & Wildlife Trust – Day at the Farm

Rotary Club of Tsawwassen – The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen Bathtub Festival

Rising Star Business Award – Sponsored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Good Hound Training & Daycare

Nineteen-02 Kombucha

X-Treme Clothing Boutique

Environmental Leadership Award - Sponsored by bdc – Business Development Bank of Canada

Micron Waste Technologies Inc.

Plascon Plastics Corporation

Que Pasa Foods

Small Business of the Year Award– Sponsored by Delta Funeral Home & Cremation Services (1-10 Employees)

Clair’s Bed & Breakfast

ellement re:design

Newmans Fine Foods

Medium Business of the Year Award– Sponsored by the Budget Blinds of Delta
(11-49 Employees)

HoneyDo Lifestyle Assistant

Pillars TranSporT

Royal Ocean Events Inc.

Large Business of the Year Award– Sponsored by TELUS Pure Fibre

(50+ Employees)

GFL Environmental

Ocean Trailer

SEI Industries Ltd.

Business Leadership Award– Sponsored by the Delta Optimist

NEW THIS YEAR

David & Tara Anderson – Budget Blinds of Delta

Eduard Epshtein – Delta Ice Hawks

Clair Oates – Clair’s Bed & Breakfast

Citizen of the Year Award– Sponsored by Envision Financial

ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARD CEREMONY

The deadline to purchase tickets for the awards gala is Thursday, Nov. 8. Visit www.deltachamber.ca or call 604-946-4232 to secure your seat.

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