November 14, 2014

Vital Awards Give Young Professionals the Spotlight

The Cape Breton Partnership is proud to host the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards at Centre 200 on November 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Awards were created to honour young Cape Bretoners and local employers who are making a significant impact in their community or workplace through their commitment to making Cape Breton-Mulgrave a better place to live, work and play.


The Vital Awards capture the essence of Cape Breton’s up-and-coming generation, with the event bringing together like-minded people who are doing great things for Cape Breton-Mulgrave. The Partnership invites you to attend a vibrant evening that will highlight the achievements made by individuals and organizations that are helping to make Cape Breton a more rewarding place to live and do business.


The 2014 Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award Winners:


Vital Excellence Award Winners:


Shannon and Ryan Costello – Groovy Goat Farm and Soap Company


Erin Pyke-Forsey – Cape Breton District Health Authority and Healthy Living Activist


Amanda McDougall – Main-A-Dieu Community Advocate and Volunteer


Bryan Picard – The Bite House, Head Chef


Rob Calabrese and Erika Shea – The Turnip


Leah Noble –Dream Big Cape Breton Blogger, and Horizon Achievement Centre Employee


Alyce MacLean – CBC Mainstreet Contributor, Board Member of New Dawn Enterprises and Community Volunteer


Robyn Cathcart – Tenor, Stage Director and Voice Teacher


Dawn Beaton – Artistic Director, Celtic Colours International Festival and Ambassador of Cape Breton


Jenni Welsh - Videographer and Community Volunteer 


Frankie MacDonald - Weatherman and Cape Breton Ambassador


Melanie Beaton - Mabou Community Playground Committee Chair and Volunteer


Peter and Ben Leblanc - Scenic Valley Farm


Vital Employer Award Winners:


Stephen Lilley – President, Protocase


John MacNeil – Partner, Grant Thornton


Carol Pendergast – Executive Director, Horizon Achievement Centre


Darren Gallop – Marcato Digital Solutions


Ben Cowan-Dewar – Cabot Links



Vital Employee Award Winners:


Gavin Andrews – Research and Development Manager, Protocase


David Farmer – Life Work Centre Director, Breton Ability Centre


Danielle Johnston – Manager of Annual Giving, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation


Krista Lee – Youth in Action, Port Hawkesbury YMCA


Joline Vassallo  – Financial Services Officer, Sydney Credit Union



Join us for a casual celebrations reception with hors d’oeuvres and live music. DJ Wobblefish will be spinning some of his original remixes and electronic beats throughout the awards ceremony and folk-rock group The Jordan Musycsyn Band will close out the evening.


Tickets can be purchased for $20 + tax online, or by calling the Partnership office at 902-562-0122.


Date:                     Thursday, November 20

Location:             Centre 200, Sydney

Time:                    5:30 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m.     Reception with DJ Wobblefish

              6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Awards

              8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.      Live Music with Jordan Musycsyn Band


This is an all ages event.


For more information visit the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards website or phone 902-562-0122. 

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