2016 WOW Awards Winners

4273_CLBC_WOW_BrandRefresh_finalFour British Columbians have been recognized with 2016 Widening Our World (WOW) awards for their dedication, courage and ingenuity in supporting their communities to more fully include those served by Community Living BC. You can learn more about the four winners below.

This year’s WOW Award recipients were chosen from among nearly 40 deserving people.

Click here to learn more about all of the nominees.

Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who was nominated!

Nominations for the 2017 WOW Awards will open in the Fall and details will be announced on the CLBC home page and social media channels.


Photo_Brian Smith_Roberts Creek-WEBBrian Smith  
Gibsons

Brian is the CEO and founder of Persephone Brewing Company and is being recognized for his grassroots efforts to build inclusion and create jobs for the people CLBC serves.


Astrid-WEBAstrid Koenig
Sooke

Astrid is a volunteer and service provider. She is being recognized for her tireless efforts to ensure self advocates have opportunities for employment, education and community connection.


Photo_Ronnie Bouvier_WEBRonnie Bouvier
Kamloops

Ronnie is the executive director of the Kamloops Graffiti Task Force and is being recognized for creating first time employment opportunities (with the help of BC Hydro) for young adults while raising public awareness of the contributions they can make to their communities.


Chris Morsund
Smithers

Chris and his business Chatters Pizzeria and Bistro are being recognized for their 15-year commitment to hiring inclusively and setting an example for other small businesses to follow.


Past WOW Award Winners

Winner_Garth McGreedy - photo 3 - webYou can click the links below to find stories of WOW Award winners from recent years:

2015 winners

2014 winners

2013 winners

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