On February 24th, 2021, our community will come together virtually to celebrate and recognize the amazing individuals that perform exceptional acts of service that are selfless and courageous, making our community such a vibrant place to live, work and play.
The Local Hero Awards were formed with the intention of creating a platform for those powerful people stories that make our community strong. The awards bring together a diverse range of organizations and individuals, in the form of our sponsors, partners, nominees and nominators – to honour our community heroes.
And, it takes a community to produce the awards. The Gazette would like to thank Prosperity Planning & Westhills for their title sponsorships for the inaugural event. And a sincere thank you to all of our award sponsors for their support- Millstream Village Mall, Westshore Towing, Victoria Contracting, Cherish, Market on Millstream & Windsor Plywood Westshore. (Award sponsors are still available.)
We are proudly presenting locally handcrafted awards by John Bellis who was born in Masset on Haida Gwaii origin. He is the grandson of “Captain Andrew Brown” well known Argilite Carver from the Islands. About 10 years ago he started working with wood and continues to do so at his home in Sooke. where he now resides carving totem poles, paddles, drums and Brentwood boxes. Thank you to John for the support and creativity for the 2020 awards.
Nominations are now open for 2021 – deadline Jan 22, 2021.