Platinum Awards

Presented by Douglas College

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2022 Platinum Awards. It was a night to remember! Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners. New Westminster has the most incredible community, and it was wonderful to celebrate with you all. Please watch for details about the 2023 celebration to be announced soon.


Past Winners

Click on the button to view winners from all past Platinum Awards.

Come and celebrate excellence in New Westminster at the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce’s Platinum Awards. This cocktail style dinner event will take place at the Anvil Centre Theatre. Eat, drink, be merry, while celebrating the amazing business professionals in New Westminster. Tickets are on sale now.


Service Excellence

Recognizes and individual or business who has demonstrated a commitment to service excellence.


  • RainCity Games – Winner
  • Kal Tire #688
  • Serious Coffee Plaza 88

Sponsor: Sea to Sky Law

Community Spirit Award

Recognizes the for-profit businesses who contribute to the social and cultural well-being of New Westminster in the past year.


  • Good Omen – Winner
  • Piva Modern Italian
  • Key West Ford

Sponsor: TD Commercial Bank

Bernie Legge Cultural Award

Recognizes an individual for having made a significant contribution to building Arts & Culture in New Westminster


  • S^yowah
  • Richard Chapman, Northern Electric Sound – Winner
  • Stephen O’Shea

Sponsor: Canada Wide Media

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award

Recognizes individuals or organizations that have promoted inclusion and diversity in their organization or in their community.

Inclusion Definition – the practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who have physical or mental disabilities and members of other minority groups


  • Stephanie Vu, Old Crow Coffee – Winner
  • Paul Minhas, Judge Begbie’s Tavern
  • Chinu Das

New Business of the Year

Has demonstrated a commitment to New Westminster as a place to do business and has become an outstanding corporate citizen of our community

Must have been in business for a maximum of 3 years


  • L’Onore Pizza
  • Take The Cake – Winner
  • Gastronomia Italia

Sponsor: Loren Nancke

Tourism Based Business of the year

Recognizes a tourism based business that has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in its field.


  • Paddle-Wheeler River Boat Tours
  • Inn at the Quay – Winner
  • Hidden Wonders Speakeasy

Sponsor: Tourism New West

Not for Profit of the Year

Recognizes a non-profit organization that contributes to the social and/or economic well-being of the community in the past year


  • Odihi Foundation – Winner
  • St. Aidan’s Don’t Go Hungry Food Support Program
  • New Westminster’s Family Place

Environmental Leadership Award

Recognizes the commitment of the business or individual to operate in a manner that promotes the sustainability of our planet.


  • The Refill Shop – Winner
  • Sylvis
  • Nordwerk Design

Sponsor: Kruger Products

Artist of the Year

Recognizes an Artist, either residing in or using studio space in New Westminster, who is working to the beautification of the city or it’s citizens


  • Sherida Charles
  • S^yowah – Winner
  • Merrill Hall

Female Identifying Business Leader of the Year

Recognizes a female–identifying business leader who is outstanding in their field and the community.


  • Jennifer Mackie, Kelly O’Bryan’s – Winner
  • Val Johnson, Vancouver Circus School
  • Ria Renouf, New West Anchor

Sponsor: Douglas College

Industry-Based Business of the Year

Recognizes a manufacturing or industrial business that has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in its field


  • Westcoast (Royal) Cylinders
  • Kruger Products – Winner
  • Loot Toy Factory

Citizen/Business of the Year

Recognizes a resident of, or a business in, New Westminster who is contributing to the social, economic, and overall well-being of the community


  • Trudi Goels
  • Elaine Su – Winner
  • Leona Green, Greens & Beans Deli

Sponsor: Prospera Credit Union

Top Entrepreneur under 40

Recognizing an individual, under the age of 40 years old, who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their field and the community.


  • Katerina, Zesty Lemon Clothing Co.
  • Sergey & Irina, Kozak’s Ukrainian Eatery – Winner
  • Marwan, Wild Thyme Restaurant

New West Chamber wishes congratulations to all our nominees. We love the amazing things that our community is doing to make our city an amazing place to live, work and play. We'd also like to give special thanks to our Judging Committee for their time and efforts in finding our finalists.


Presenting Sponsor
Media Sponsors
TV Media

New West Record

Print Media
Welcome Sponsor
Award Sponsors
New Business of the Year
Tourism Based Business of the Year
Citizen/Business of the Year

Kruger Products

Environmental Leadership Award
Service Based Business Award
Community Spirit Award
Bernie Legge Cultural Award
Female Identifying Business Leader of the Year
Other Sponsors
Promotional Sponsor

Patterson Brands

Trophy Sponsor