Minerva Award

Minerva Award

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

2019 Minerva Award

Terri Perrin (left) accepts the 2019 award from last year's recipient, Linda Graceffo.

2018 Minerva Award Recipient

Minerva Award

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

2017 Minerva


Donna Lafontaine, Comox Valley Record, accepts the award from Bobbie Norton, Magnolia & Vine.

2016 Minerva Award Recipient

Minerva Award 2016

Tara Laderoute presents the award to Bobbie Norton, Magnolia & Vine.

2015 Minerva Award Recipient

2015 Minerva Award

Maureen Glowasky, Grace Cosmetics, presenting toTara Laderoute, formerly of Engrave it!.

Honouring our Past Minvera Award Recipients

1998 – Marcia Allardice

1999 – Donna Stevenson

2000 -  Cindy Steuart

2001-2002 - Linda Oprica

2003 – Audrey Stewart

2004 – Barb Greenwood

2005  - Deb Dewar

2006 – Karen McKinnon

2007 – Lara Austin

2008 – Brenda Kelm

2009 – Emma Payton

2010 – Maggie Komar

2011 – Julie Watkins

2012 – Debi Genereux

2013 – Liz Tribe

2014 – Maureen Glowasky

2015 – Tara Laderoute

2016 – Bobbie Norton

2017 – Donna Lafontaine

2018 - Linda Graceffo

2019 - Terri Perrin


2018 - Linda Graceffo