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Ethel Tibbits Awards: Carol Young wins Community - Professional Award
In her position as manager of administration and events at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Carol Young has her hands full. Her passion for excellence often sees her investing time beyond the regular workday to ensure nothing is missed, and each gathering she oversees gets better every year.
Young is this year’s winner of the Ethel Tibbits Community - Professional Award. In accepting the award, Young called it “an incredible honour” to be among the group of five nominees.
Young said working and volunteering in the community has opened many doors for her, and she thanked her team at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
“Twenty-three years ago they took a chance on me when I was re-entering the workforce. It’s not about one person, it’s about your team and everything they do for you.”
Beyond the chamber and its four dozen annual events, Young is active with the social and charitable organization Daughters of the Nile (sister organization to the Shriners), and has assisted in organizing therapeutic riding fundraisers. Young also volunteers to organize one of Richmond’s largest events—the annual Dinner with the Mayor.
Ahlay Chin, founder and executive director of the Chinese Mental Wellness Association of Canada.
Margie Hardy, older adults co-ordinator at Steveston Community Centre.
Brenda Plant, executive director at Turning Point Recovery Society.
Roz Walls, co-ordinator of the Supporting Families and Parental Mental Illness and Addictions Initiative.