Local finalists in MISTIC Innovation Awards announced

Oscar-style awards ceremony

Campbell River and region businesses and leaders are being recognized for their efforts at the sixth annual Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council (MISTIC) Innovation Awards.

A total of 33 innovators have been announced as finalists. Representatives of Campbell River and region are:

  • Amber Zirnhelt & Joan Miller are finalists for the Asttbc Technology Leadership Award. Zirnhelt is the Sustainability Manager with the City of Campbell River and Miller is the Film Commissioner for the Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INfilm) and Treasurer of the Campbell River Creative Industries Council (CRCIC). This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in developing or applying technology and contributed to the community, particularly as a role model in promoting technology careers.
  • EarWorm Sound & Tremain Media  are finalists for the Digital Media Award. This award recognizes a company that has engaged in the design, development, or provision of digital communication products or processes including, but not limited to, web sites, email, social media, digital photography, digital video, streaming audio, interactive multimedia presentations, gaming and animation.
  • Ivey International Inc. & Mainstream Biological Consulting are finalists for the Environmental Excellence Award. This award recognizes a company that has applied environmental efficiency or clean technology to a product or service.
  • Walcan Seafood Ltd. is a finalist for the Agri Foods Award. This award recognizes a company that has demonstrated innovative development, processing and production of agricultural products, including finfish and shellfish aquaculture.

These Campbell Riverand region innovative businesses are growing and establishing their mark as major economic contributors with their creative application of innovation.

The winners will be announced in an “Oscar-style” ceremony with a techie twist on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. The Innovation trade show and awards ceremony celebrate the achievements and contributions of the innovative businesses on mid Vancouver Island. To see the full list of finalists, visit www.mistic.ca .