The 2016 EMA of BC Awards Gala has come and gone, and what a night it was! The awards ceremony was held on Thursday June 16, at the beautiful Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, it was a full house that began with a wonderful Champagne Reception sponsored by Maxxam Analytics. Then the welcome speeches and a lovely sit down meal served with tasty wine that was sponsored by SLR Consulting. The delicious dessert bar followed, and with that the main event the award ceremony began.
The award finalists for each of the three categories presented their projects and representatives from the evenings sponsors; Dillon Consulting, AGAT Laboratories, and Alexander Holburn LLP – announced the winners and handed out the shiny trophies.
The President’s Award was presented by EMA of BC President Carlos da Ponte to Bob Purdy, Director of Development and Outreach at the Fraser Basin Council.
Last but not least was the new introduced award category “Member Choice”, giving the members the opportunity to choose a project they felt deserved an award. The inaugural recipient of this new award was CARO Analytical Services and S. Graham Engineering & Geology.
The evening continued with networking and wonderful music from the jazz trio – Swing-2-Beat.
What a fantastic evening full of great people, great projects, delicious food, jazz music and awards! Everyone would agree that this is a must attend event, so mark it in your calendar for 2017!
Start considering the projects your organization could submit in 2017 for the categories of Environmental Assessment, Technological Innovation, and Organizational Environmental.
2016 Award Winners
BC Hydro and Power Authority: Rock Bay Remediation Project
EMISSION AND DISCHARGE CONTROL
Seaspan, Vancouver Shipyard: Paint and Blast System Modernization Project
REMEDIATION AND RESTORATION
Keystone Environmental: Lawson Foreshore Enhancement Project
EMERGING ENVIROMENTAL PROFESSIONAL
Received by Bianca Corlett of Dillon Consulting
Fraser Basin Council: Received by Bob Purdy, Director of Development and Outreach.
*NEW* MEMBERS CHOICE AWARD
CARO Analytical Service and S. Graham Engineering & Geology: Site Specific Investigation of a Salt Contaminated Site in Northeast British Columbia
An extra special THANK YOU to the judges for their time and effort spent in evaluating the category submissions:
Bob Symington – Gandalf Consulting (lead Judge)
Oana Enick – BC Ministry of Environment
Andrea Akelaitis – Letcher Akelaitis LLP
Gary Letcher – Letcher Akelaitis LLP
THANK YOU to all our nominees & finalists, sponsors, Swing-2-Beat jazz trio, Stephen Cundy (photographer), judges, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Awards Gala organizing committee without you this event would not be possible.