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 highlighted Honourees between February and July 2021.  Each year the program alternates between Over 40 and Under 40 Honourees. 2021 was an "Over 40" year.

 

Watch the replay of the celebration event for our 2021 Top 40 Over 40 program, presented by BDO LLP, below. 

 

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED FOR 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 were featured weekly between February and July. Nominations were reviewed monthly between January and March. 

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 were featured in 2021:

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


2021 Honourees:

  • February 18 - Matt Stewart
  • February 25 - Paul Lenz
  • March 4 - Mark Tompkins
  • March 11 - Tanja Halsall
  • March 18 - Trisha Miltimore
  • March 18 - Scott Chambers
  • March 25 - Andre Brosseau
  • March 25 - Melissa Hunt
  • April 8 - Kray Mitchell
  • April 8 - Jean Watson
  • April 12 - Melanie Greenough 
  • April 19 - Becky Krenzel 
  • April 19 - Duane Runzer
  • April 26 - Pardeep Khrod
  • April 26 - Patrick Ng
  • May 3 - Brendan Willis
  • May 3 - Lisanne Ballantyne
  • May 10 - David Redekop
  • May 10 - Brian Wall
  • May 17 - Kevin Spiess
  • May 17 - Kelly Watt
  • May 24 - Trent Kitsch
  • May 24 - Christine McWillis
  • May 31 - Lucas Griffin
  • May 31 - Ewan Lilford
  • June 7 - Dan Kobi
  • June 7 - Lane Martin
  • June 14 - Gurinder Singh
  • June 14 - Tessa Russell
  • June 21 - Blair Wilson
  • June 21 - Scott Simpson
  • June 28 - Colleen Fitzpatrick
  • June 28 - Mario Gedicke
  • July 5 - Rosemary Thomson
  • July 5 - Grant Stevens
  • July 12 - Brian Walters
  • July 12 - Shilo Verhaegan
  • July 19 - Nataley Nagy
  • July 19 - Lenetta Parry
  • July 26 - Jean Lee