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Tourism Victoria Miracle Award

The Miracle Award was established in 1982 to award an outstanding individual or group who has shown leadership in the development of tourism in Greater Victoria.

The award is named for Miracle, the young orca rescued by Sealand of the Pacific staff in 1977. The recipient of the Miracle Award receives an original whale sculpture carved from Vancouver Island cedar by Victoria sculptor Martin Schaddelee.

Congratulations to the 34th annual Miracle Award winner Mike Corrigan!

Mike Corrigan is currently CEO of Interferry, the trade association that represents the worldwide ferry industry. He is the former CEO of BC Ferries, one of the world's largest ferry operators. Mike's leadership helped BC Ferries achieve recognition as a world leader in safety and operational excellence.

During Mike's tenure, BC Ferries set record earnings levels, invested $2 billion in ships and terminals and established itself as a top employer.

Mike has an MBA from the University of Victoria. Prior to his business career, he played professional hockey in the Detroit Red Wings organization. He lives in Victoria with his wife Shari.

Past Miracle Award Winners:

  • 2015 - Svein Haugen
  • 2014 - Mandy Farmer
  • 2013 - David Roberts
  • 2012 - Earl Wilde
  • 2011 - Clipper Navigation Inc.
  • 2010 - David Featherby
  • 2009 - The Fairmont Empress
  • 2008 - Swiftsure International Yacht Race
  • 2007 - Royal British Columbia Museum
  • 2006 - Kevin Walker
  • 2005 - Linda Petch
  • 2004 - Royal Victoria Marathon Society
  • 2003 - Stewart Johnson
  • 2002 - Ian Haddow
  • 2001 - Swans Brewpub
  • 2000 - Michael Williams
  • 1999 - Alex Rhodes
  • 1998 - William (Bill) Barkley
  • 1997 - Mark Scott
  • 1996 - Clipper Navigation Inc
  • 1995 - The Butchart Gardens
  • 1993 - Pat Frumento
  • 1992 - Les Wood
  • 1991 - Bob Wright
  • 1990 - Howard Petch
  • 1989 - Jack Harris
  • 1988 - Frank Carson
  • 1987 - Terry Farmer
  • 1986 - Lorne Whyte
  • 1985 - Mike Horsey
  • 1984 - Edd Moyes
  • 1983 - Ken King
  • 1982 - Flos Prior