Awards &
Recognition

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards: 2017 Business of the year

This gala event recognizes businesses in the Capital Region that have achieved a standard of excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives. A spectacular night of prestige, entertainment and celebration, the Greater Victoria Business Awards recognizes members in 13 different award categories.

http://www.victoriachamber.ca/events/chamber_business_awards_2017.aspx

Tourism Vancouver Island Sustainability Award 2016

Sponsored by Wya Point Resort, the Tourism Sustainability Award recognizes a tourism business that has set out to minimize their environmental impact, conserve natural resources, respect local cultures and benefit local communities. Their commitment to environmentally responsible tourism and changing the way they conduct business serves as an example to the industry. This year Orca Spirit Adventures, Victoria received the award.

http://www.tviconference.ca/awards

Ecostar Climate Action Award 2016

The Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding local champions, environmental achievements and leadership in innovation through businesses and organizations contributing to a vibrant and sustainable community. The Climate Action award, sponsored by the CRD, recognizes an organization or business that is working to reduce/mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud that Orca Spirit Adventures has received this award in 2016!

http://ecostarawards.com/awards-and-finalists.php

Vancouver Island Green Business Certification

The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening your operations and educating your staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets you know which businesses have green practices. Orca Spirit Adventures has achieved the highest level, “Green”, of achievement with the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification. The program was developed to help provide a set of tangible actions that businesses can take to tread a little lighter on the environment.

http://www.vigbc.ca/

Surfrider Certification

Surfrider Vancouver Island has partnered with the Vancouver Island Green Businesses Certifiation (VIGBC) program to launch a new campaign that links businesses to responsible actions that will help keep our local beaches and waterways clean. The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Surfrider Approved Businesses are granted a certification for taking leadership in reducing their overall plastic footprint. The entire VIGBC certification including a Surfrider Approved decal and 10% of proceeds will go to the local Rise Above Plastics program, which reduces the impact of plastics in the marine environment.

https://vancouverisland.surfrider.org/surfrider-approved-businesses/

Business Examiner Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year – 2016

The Business Examiner awards set out a night to honour the best of the best in Vancouver Island business. These awards were created to celebrate the successes of companies in our economy in a wide variety of sectors. Orca Spirit is the proud recipient of the 2016 Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year award.

http://www.businessexaminer.ca/vancouver-island/articles/item/81-finalists-announced-for-2016-vancouver-island-business-excellence-awards

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards: 2015 Business of the Year Finalist

The Business Examiner awards set out a night to honour the best of the best in Vancouver Island business. These awards were created to celebrate the successes of companies in our economy in a wide variety of sectors. Orca Spirit is the proud recipient of the 2016 Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year award.

http://www.victoriachamber.ca/events/chamber_business_award_winners_2015.aspx

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