Nominations Now Being Accepted for Family Business Award 2017

September 12, 2016 – The Family Business Association Vancouver Island (FBAVI)) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Family Business Excellence Award (FBE Award). The FBE Award is given annually by FBAVI to recognize, celebrate and promote achievements of Canadian family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy. The recognition from the Canadian business family community is an honour and a privilege:

Past recipients include Wilson’s Transportation, Canada Homestay Network, Capital Iron, Country Grocer, McCall Brothers Funeral Directors, Pacific Sands Resort, Robinson’s Outdoor Store, Monk Office, and Accent Inns.

Nominations are being accepted until October 14, 2016. Our celebration gala will take place on February 9, 2017 at the Beach House Restaurant in Victoria, BC when a video of the award recipient’s family business will be viewed. Two award finalists will also be honoured that evening.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a “family-owned business” rather than an “individual”. A family-owned business is defined as a business organization that has one of the following characteristics:~ Has been owned and operated by different generations of a family.~ Where the potential exists for ownership to be passed on to a younger generation.~ More than one family member has active employment in an organization owned by a family.~ A family holding company, which has in the past or is presently operating a business, must be a Canadian company, the company can operate internationally, but the head office must be in Canada.

Nominating a Family Business:

To nominate a Canadian family business, (self-nominations are welcome) visit the FBAVI Website at or contact Bernadine Rudichuk, Executive Director, at 250-532-2402 ~


FBAVI is an energetic and dynamic organization filled with knowledgeable family businesses and advisors to family businesses. For over 15 years they have focused on providing relevant educational events and a framework for peer support groups, recognizing that the challenges of operating a family-owned business are unique. Opportunities to mix and engage with other family businesses is often exactly what is needed to overcome the challenges of running a family business. It’s a way to find inspiration, ideas and energy from like-minded people who appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other.