VANCOUVER, B.C.—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 Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The award recipients are chosen each year by a special selection committee and are presented at the Board of Trade's annual Governors' Gala each spring.
This year, the event paid tribute to Chief Wayne Sparrow, who was awarded the prestigious Rix Award for Engaged Community Citizenship for his decades of service to the Musqueam Indian Band and innovative approach to economic development.
The Board of Trade presented its Rix Award for Engaged Corporate Citizenship to London Drugs recognizing its role in supporting small businesses through the pandemic and its outstanding track record of charitable giving and work towards reconciliation.
In recognition of the extraordinary events of the past two years, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received a Special Rix Award for Outstanding Public Service on behalf of all healthcare workers for their tireless work protecting the health of British Columbians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the immediate past Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Brent Cameron, Office Managing Partner for Vancouver and Board Chair for Boyden Canada, was inducted into the prestigious Council of Governors’.
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is donating funds raised at the Gala to the Chief Ernie Campbell Memorial Fund, founded by Chief Wayne Sparrow, and the BC Cancer Foundation.
“Celebrating extraordinary commitments to B.C. and Canada is what this event is all about. The Rix Awards highlight outstanding contributions that benefit our community and pave the way for a prosperous and sustainable future for our region.” – Gala Chair, Radha Curpen
“The recipients of the 2022 Rix Awards exemplify the resilience and community mindedness that enabled our region to weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to recognize the remarkable achievements of our award recipients as they continue to lead and make an incredible impact in our business community with leadership and purpose.” – Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:
Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to positively impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events businesses in the country, providing a platform for national and international business and thought leaders to further enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.
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