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By January 15, 2016February 12th, 2016Uncategorized

Celebrating Excellence for 20 Years
 The Black Tie Awards are Cowichan’s premier celebration of excellence in volunteerism and business, and 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the Awards.
Did you know that nominations are from all areas of the CVRD? Top of Malahat to south of Nanaimo Airport and to both coasts. There have been winners from all of these areas including Ladysmith.  Nomination Deadline has past but there are still opportunities to be involved.

Black Tie Awards Nominator Calls

Thank you to everyone who placed a Black Tie nomination. Chamber volunteers and staff are busy following up with each nominator by phone. We have to make voice contact for the nomination to move forward. We’ll make 3 attempts to connect, so be sure to check your voicemail. We look forward to speaking with you!

 If you have any questions about the Black Tie Awards, contact: Elizabeth Croft   | 250.748.1111 

Call for Donations to the Silent Auction  

We’re looking forward to another spectacular evening at Brentwood College School for the 20th Annual Black Tie Awards! Thank you for your past support by donating to  previous Silent Auctions. We hope you will support the auction again this year, and for members who haven’t particpated, the auction is a great opportunity to showcase your business to 290 guests. The silent auction is also a large Chamber fundraiser and we rely on both generous donations and generous bidding.

To donate an item for the Black Tie Awards and Auction contact: Kirsty Grant, Silent Auction & Visitor Services Coordinator. 250-746-4636 | 

Sponsor Opportunities Still Available 

You haven’t missed out on your opportunity to support the Black Tie Awards with a sponsorship. Gold Level and Table Sponsor opportunities are still available! Or, be creative and talk to us! Depending on your sponsorship level, you could have your logo placement at the event, a shout out on social media, and recognition at your sponsored table. Gold Sponsors also receive 2 tickets to the Black Tie Awards.

Download the sponsor letter here or contact Sonja Nagel

Something We All Get! Congratulate the Black Tie Finalists in April 2016

Being nominated for an award is an honour and becoming a Finalist is an exciting opportunity to celebrate with a room of fellow finalists and Black Tie attendees. You can top off the Finalists’ night with a small gift for their S.W.A.G. bags to show your appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the Cowichan region. A sample of your product or a coupon for services…no item is too small! 25 items required for the 25 SWAG bags.  Contact Sonja or Jennifer to arrange.

Black Tie Awards 2016