SYDNEY, N.S. — The 2018 edition of the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Awards will be celebrated on Friday at Centre 200.
The awards come from the Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the NextGen Leadership Society, and celebrate individuals between the ages of 16-40 who have made a significant impact in their community or workplace.
Awards also honour employers who recognize the importance of giving youth and young professionals meaningful work experience.
In the employer category this year’s winners are Boudrot Rodgers, Fortress Louisbourg Association, Kiptu Security, Marine Atlantic, and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources are this year’s award recipients.
Employee winners for 2018 are Cory Musgrave, Orenda Software Solutions, Janine Hussey, New Dawn Homecare, Kelsey MacNeil, EPIC Youth Peer Program, Morgan Currie, Marcato Digital Solutions, and Holly Chisholm, Innovacorp.
In the individual category this year’s winners are Allison Harvey, Dr. Jen Maher, Dylan Yates, James Forsey, Kenneth MacKenzie, while the Vital Innovation award goes to Lee and Liam Fraser from Live Life in Tents.
The Vital Innovation award is a new category added for the fifth anniversary of the awards and is granted to an individual person or company that has demonstrated and inspired leadership, creativity, problem solving, risk-taking, in their community or sector.
Tickets for Friday’s awards show can be purchased for $30.00 online at https://2018vitalawards.eventbrite.ca or by phone at 902-562-0122.