Local Hero Awards

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak speaking at a ceremony honouring the latest VicPD Civic Service Award winners. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Witnesses honoured for lifting car off Victoria police officer hit by stolen vehicle

Service award recipients honoured for helping Victoria officer hit by stolen vehicle

 

The 2022 Local Hero Award honourees have been amnnounced.

2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Awards honour the best of the community

The Comox Valley community came together on Oct. 20 at the Comox…

  • Nov 4, 2022

 

Kelly Ferguson has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero Animal Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Animal Ambassador: Kelly Ferguson

Kelly Ferguson’s best and most rewarding days are spent helping those who…

 

Wendy Nixon Stothert’s commitment to the Comox Valley makes her an easy choice as the Local Heroes Arts Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Arts Ambassador: Wendy Nixon Stothert

More often than not, when a local choir performs, Wendy Nixon Stothert…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Wendy Nixon Stothert’s commitment to the Comox Valley makes her an easy choice as the Local Heroes Arts Ambassador for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Larry Street is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Coach Award. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Coach: Larry Street

For 27 years, Larry Street has coached basketball at Vanier Secondary, where…

Larry Street is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero Coach Award. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Community Builder. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Community Builder: Heather Ney

For 17 years, Heather Ney has worked tirelessly as executive director of…

Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Community Builder. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Nitesh Chaudhary has been selected as the 2022 Community Volunteer Local Hero. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Community Volunteer: Nitesh Chaudhary

One effective way to immerse oneself into a new community is through…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Nitesh Chaudhary has been selected as the 2022 Community Volunteer Local Hero. Photo supplied
Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Courage and Bravery: Justin Federici

Justin Federici believes it’s everyone’s job to contribute something to the world.…

Justin Federici has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Courage and Bravery Award. Photo supplied
Rebecca Nicol has been named the Comox Valley’s Diversity and Inclusion Local Hero for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Diversity and Inclusion: Rebecca Nicol

Rebecca Nicol (she/her) is a well-known ally to the LGBTQ2S community in…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Rebecca Nicol has been named the Comox Valley’s Diversity and Inclusion Local Hero for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Marie Irving is the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Educator Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Educator: Marie Irving

Marie Irving faces different challenges than most teachers. With Marie and some…

Marie Irving is the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Educator Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam
Jim Palmer is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Environmental Leadership Award. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Environmental Leadership: Jim Palmer

For years, Jim Palmer has worked to protect the local watershed, specifically…

Jim Palmer is the recipient of the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Environmental Leadership Award. Photo by Ali Roddam
Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Hero of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam.

Comox Valley Local Hero – Hero of the Year: Heather Ney

Heather Ney’s leadership has made a huge difference in the lives of…

Heather Ney has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Hero of the Year. Photo by Ali Roddam.
Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Seniors Champion: Ross Eddy

Ross Eddy has spent more than eight years driving 10 to 12…

Ross Eddy has been selected as the Comox Valley Local Hero - Seniors Champion for 2022. Photo by Ali Roddam
Payge Doty-Brown has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Youth Volunteer. PHOTO BY ALI RODDAM

Comox Valley Local Hero – Youth Volunteer: Payge Doty-Brown

Payge Doty-Brown, 14, a Grade 10 student at Isfeld Secondary, comes from…

Payge Doty-Brown has been named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Youth Volunteer. PHOTO BY ALI RODDAM
Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Local Hero – Emergency Services: Doug Chinnery

Doug Chinnery will literally give you the shirt off of his back.…

Doug Chinnery was named the 2022 Comox Valley Local Hero - Emergency Services Award winner. Photo supplied
Betty Tate has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero - Unsung Hero Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam

Comox Valley Local Hero – Unsung Hero: Betty Tate

Betty Tate envisions a community that supports the roles and importance of…

Betty Tate has been named the Comox Valley Local Hero - Unsung Hero Award winner. Photo by Ali Roddam
Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Island golfers honoured saving man who went into cardiac arrest on the course

Ed Francoeur, Tyler Ruel saved fellow golfer after he went into cardiac arrest in 2020

Robbie Jai, left, unit chief for the Parksville Ambulance Station, presents Ed Francoeur, centre, and Tyler Ruel of Port Alberni with Vital Links awards for saving golfer Fred Fredrickson after he collapsed at Alberni Golf Course on Sept. 13, 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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