According to legend, ‘Minerva’ was the goddess of warriors, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and craft. She was often depicted as an owl – a symbol of wisdom.
The Minerva Award is presented annually to recognize a member of the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network who gives freely of her experience, time and energy to the organization, its members, and our community.
This individual is someone who has been instrumental in the growth of the CVWBN, who have assisted others in the membership and is a well-respected member of the business community.
The presentation of the award is made at the Annual General Meeting, which is held on the second Wednesday in May each year.
Deadline for nominations for next year is April 22, 2020
2019 Minerva Award Recipient
Terri Perrin (left) accepts the 2019 award from last year’s recipient, Linda Graceffo.
2018 Minerva Award Recipient
Linda Graceffo (left) of Sparking Graphics & Design accepts the award from past Vice President Marion Logan. (Donna LaFontaine was not able to attend.)
2017 Minerva Award Recipient
Donna Lafontaine, Comox Valley Record, accepts the award from Bobbie Norton, Magnolia & Vine.
2016 Minerva Award Recipient
Tara Laderoute presents the award to Bobbie Norton, Magnolia & Vine.
2015 Minerva Award Recipient
Maureen Glowasky, Grace Cosmetics, presenting toTara Laderoute, formerly of Engrave it!.
Honouring our Past Minvera Award Recipients
2014 – Maureen Glowasky
2013 – Liz Tribe
2012 – Debi Genereux
2011 – Julie Watkins
2010 – Maggie Komar
2009 – Emma Payton
2008 – Brenda Kelm
2007 – Lara Austin
2006 – Karen McKinnon
2005 – Deb Dewar
2004 – Barb Greenwood
2003 – Audrey Stewart
2002 – Linda Oprica
2001 – Linda Oprica
2000 – Cindy Steuart
1999 – Donna Stevenson
1998 – Marcia Allardice
Contact the CVWBN
PO Box 3414, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5
Our Next Meeting
Monthly Dinner Meetings are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) in the lower banquet room at the Blackfin Pub in Comox.
The CVWBN extends sincere thanks to the Blackfin Pub for their ongoing support of our organization.
At our June 13, 2018 meeting Linda Graceffo (right) presented Maureen Glowasky of Grace Cosmetics with our first ever honourary CVWBN ‘Lifetime Membership Award.’ Maureen has been a member since the organization was created more than 25 years ago.
She is an inspiration to all of us and is well-deserving of this recognition. Congratulations, Maureen!
Denim & Lace Membership Year Wrap-up Party Dress casually in your most comfy denim and lace summer attire as we change things up with both our venue and our menu this month! It is only a five-minute drive south of Courtenay to Innisfree Farm in Royston, which is...
President's MessageWelcome to the 2018/19 Membership Year!I am delighted and honoured to be returning as the President of The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network, your vote of confidence is very much appreciated. 2017/18 was a fantastic year for the Comox Valley...
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Click here to submit an online application.Business BursaryIn keeping with the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network motto – “In Pursuit of Excellence” – the WBN membership offers a bursary valued up to $500 (five hundred dollars) each year. This bursary is offered to...