Recognition is the art of actively looking for efforts that make a difference every day.

 

Our inspiring Top 40 Honourees are forces to be reckoned with and their contributions to the community important ingredients in our area's ongoing success.

BDO's Top 40 Over 40 program celebrates remarkable individuals in our community over the age of 40 as a means to showcase mentors, champions and role models who encourage and foster the future leaders of our community. Partnering with the media in the valley, the Kelowna Chamber is highlighting new Honourees between February and July 2021.  Each year the program alternates between Over 40 and Under 40 Honourees. 2021 is an "Over 40" year.

NOMINATIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED!

The program is now closed for both nominations and applications. We thank all participants for their support – stay tuned for our Top 40 Honourees’ Profiles which will run through the week of July 26, 2021.

BDO LLP and The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are thrilled for the sixth year of this exceptional program which recognizes excellence in our community. Top 40 honourees have contributed in one or more of these areas:

  • Business Success & Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Social Advocacy
  • Environmental Impact/Sustainability
  • Government Affairs
  • Legal Affairs
  • Arts & Cultural Achievement
  • First Nations/Indigenous Achievements
  • Science & Technology
  • Medicine

The Featured “Top 40 Over Forty” selected individuals are featured weekly between February and July. Nominations will be reviewed monthly between January and March. Submit your nomination now (You may self-nominate).  The Top 40 over Forty Review Committee will begin the selection process in January.

Note that the Program is limited to individuals in the Central Okanagan who are over the age of 40 as of January 1, 2021. If a nominee has been previously recognized by this program, they are not eligible to be recognized again in 2021.

For more Information:

Caroline Miller, Kelowna Chamber Top 40 Program

Where the Top 40 are featured in 2021:

The 2021 Top 40 Honourees will be highlighted weekly on our website. Profile features will also appear in the Kelowna Capital News; in Okanagan Edge; interviews on Bell Radio AM1150; and on social media (Kelowna Chamber and BDO LLP).


2019 Honourees:

  • February 20, 2019 - Heather Sharpe
  • February 27, 2019 - Leah Goldstein
  • March 6, 2019 - Angela Gordon
  • March 13, 2019 - Mark Fry
  • March 20, 2019 - Peter MacPherson
  • March 20, 2019 - Treena Carson-Piva
  • March 27, 2019 - Mary Clark
  • March 27, 2019 - Kendall Gross
  • April 3, 2019 - Dr. Ross Halperin
  • April 3, 2019 - Ingrid Dilschneider
  • April 17, 2019 - Rosalind Neis
  • April 10, 2019 - Ginny Becker
  • April 10, 2019 - Myron Campbell
  • April 17, 2019 - Michelle Rochon
  • April 24, 2019 - Darcy Nyrose
  • April 24, 2019 - Coni Grande
  • May 1, 2019 - Karen Erickson
  • May 1, 2019 - Paul Nesbitt
  • May 8, 2019 - Michelle Hewitt
  • May 8 , 2019 - Marylynn Needham
  • May 15, 2019 - Bonnie Kilistoff
  • May 15, 2019 - Peter Boyd
  • May 22, 2019 - Dana Sutton
  • May 22, 2019 - Todd Cashin
  • May 29, 2019 - Margaret F. Wort
  • May 29, 2019 - Susan Wort
  • June 5, 2019 - Steve Harvey
  • June 5, 2019 - Alexandra Deliyannides
  • June 12, 2019 - Linda Bauer
  • June 12, 2019 - Alan Wilson
  • June 19, 2019 - Robert Ewanuk
  • June 19, 2019 - Ken Langedyk
  • June 26, 2019 - Deren Sentesy
  • June 26, 2019 - James Wendland
  • July 3, 2019 - Angela Quinn
  • July 3, 2019 - Michael Neill
  • July 10, 2019 - Tim Watson
  • July 10, 2019 - Alexandra Babbel
  • July 17, 2019 - Simone Orlando
  • July 17, 2019 - Terry Armstrong