(Nathan Kunz/Revelstoke Review) Norm Langlois, manager of the Coast Hillcrest Hotel, receives the Inclusive Employer Award at Community Connections in Revelstoke on Tuesday, May 15.

Revelstoke’s Coast Hillcrest Hotel recognized for inclusivity in hiring

The 2017 Inclusive Employer Award was presented to Norm Langlois and Chantal Faucher on Tuesday for their effort to create inclusive and diverse work opportunities at the Coast Hillcrest Hotel in Revelstoke.

Langlois, who accepted the award Tuesday afternoon at the Community Connections building, says the choice to be inclusive in their hiring is part of a larger effort to contribute to the community.

“I think it’s it supports the community, it’s part of being a good corporate citizen,” says Langlois. “But really it gives purpose to the individual.”

The award, presented once a year in the region by Community Living B.C.’s Community Council, celebrates businesses which strive to provide inclusivity in their hiring of individuals of all abilities.

Langlois and Faucher were nominated for their work with Chuck Ferguson, an employee at the Hillcrest with developmental disabilities who has worked with the hotel for the past seven years.

“I’m really honoured, because I wasn’t expecting awards for this kind of stuff,” explains Langlois. “We do this because we think it’s the right thing to do and we enjoy doing it. We enjoy having Chuck at the hotel and we enjoy his interactions with the other employees. It’s not about getting awards, it’s about just being an employer and doing what you can do to help the community.”

Nominations for the 2018 Inclusive Employer Award are now open. If you wish to nominate a business providing inclusive work opportunities in Revelstoke, email Wendy.Phillips@gov.bc.ca for a nomination form by June 8, 2018.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 1 in both directions

Mt Cartier Court gifted a wheelchair accessible bus

Mount Cartier Court has been gifted a brand new, top of the… Continue reading

The cost of Christmas light displays

BC Hydro talks incandescent versus LEDs

Snow warning: Bad for the highways, great for the ski hills

Get your ski gear ready as area mountains are ready for you to enjoy all the Interior winter has to offer this season.

Okanagan professor pitches passenger rail

UBC Okanagan engineering prof envisions tram train from Okanagan to Kamloops

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

Women charged with stealing money from Okanagan hospice return to court

Susan Steen and Melanie Gray are charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Most Read