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The Rix Awards are a special initiative of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, presented in honour of the late Dr. Don Rix, who served as the 2008-09 Chair of The Vancouver Board of Trade. The award recipients are chosen each year by a special selection committee, based on a number of criteria, and are presented at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's annual Governors' Banquet each spring.

The Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship is presented to an individual who applies his or her exceptional skills, talents and drive to making a positive impact in society. Hallmark characteristics of community citizenship include trust, purpose, connectedness, leadership, social capital, passion, empathy, ethics, and responsibility.

The Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship is presented to an enterprise that demonstrates, both in policy and practice, the highest standards of stewardship towards the long-term well-being of customers, employees, owners, business partners, the environment and the broader community.


2016

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
David R Podmore O.B.C., MA (ESc.), D.TECH. (HON.), MCIP (RPP), FRI, RIBC In recognition of his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally. Widely recognized as one of Vancouver's most influential contributors to the real estate industry, David Podmore has been in the business for more than 40 years.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
FortisBC, in recognition of the company's dedication, commitment and ongoing contributions to all British Columbians.

2015

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Carole Taylor O.C. , Vancouver Board of Trade Governor, former journalist, former B.C. Minister of Finance, and Chancellor Emeritus of Simon Fraser University. In recognition of her decades of work with volunteer organizations and corporate boards.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Global BC, in recognition of the company's commitment to building healthy, vibrant communities and its focus on community based news.

2014

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
David McLean, O.B.C., L.L.D., F.I.C.D., Chairman of The McLean Group, Vancouver Board of Trade Governor, past Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and past Chair of CN. in recognition of his support for countless community organizations across Metro Vancouver and B.C.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Port of Vancouver, for its commitment to the highest standards of stewardship towards the long-term wellbeing of customers, employees, owners, business partners, the environment and the broader community.

2013

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Terence Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific Developments Inc. In recognition for his strong and consistent support of community endeavours.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Telus, in recognition of the company's commitment to building healthy, vibrant and more compassionate communities throughout B.C. and across Canada.

2012

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Peter M. Brown, O.B.C., L.L.D., Chairman and founder of Canaccord Financial Inc. in recognition of his leadership in the financial and investment sectors, his time and dedication as a volunteer, and his service and commitment to the community.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Teck Resources, in recognition for demonstrating, both in policy and practice, the highest standards of stewardship toward the long-term well-being of customers, employees, owners, business partners, the environment and community.

2011

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Brandt C. Louie, O.B.C., L.L.D., F.C.A., Chairman and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd., and chairman of London Drugs Ltd. In recognition for his community involvement.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Vancity, in recognition of the company's support of more than 160 charitable and community organizations, customer-centric approach and employee support.

2010

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Jimmy Pattison O.C., O.B.C. in recognition of his exemplary character and outstanding role in community service.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
RBC Royal Bank

2009

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Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship
Craig and Marc Kielburger, C.M., in recognition of their dedication to making the world a better place, by inspiring an entire generation to stand up, become engaged and have their voices heard.

Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship
Vancouver International Airport (YVR), for its outstanding successes, economic impact and valued reputation at home and internationally as an engaged corporate citizen.