2016 WOW Awards Recipients

Four 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!

Brian Smith  


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.

Read about Brian Smith

Astrid Koenig 


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.

Read about Astrid Koenig

Ronnie Bouvier


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.

Read about Ronnie Bouvier

Chris Morsund


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.

Read about Chris Morsund