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Tourism Victoria Life Member Awards

Life Member Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Life Member Award recipient Mr. Brian Henry.

Brian Henry is one of the original pioneers of the sea kayak industry. An expert kayaker, a kayak designer and the owner of Ocean River Sports in downtown Victoria, it is safe to say Brian is the "Big Kahuna" of the kayaking world in Victoria.

Brian was born and raised in Victoria and began kayaking at about the age of five. With a passion for being on the water, Brian has led trips to the west coast of Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and even the Scottish Hebrides. Brian's business at Ocean River started out as a retail shop offering high-quality gear for paddlers, but the business has grown into the largest kayak and paddleboarding tour provider in Greater Victoria's adventure tourism industry.

Brian continues to be an active paddler, certified guide and overall advocate for the environment and our community. Ever involved in community organizations, Brian is a long-standing member of Tourism Victoria, as well as a former board director.

We are now accepting nominations for 2018 Life Member Award.

Do you know someone who deserves the 2017 Life Member Award? Fill out a nomination form and submit it to [email protected]

All nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2018.

Previous Recipients

2016 - Al Clarke

2015 - Rev. Ian Powell

2014 - Mr. Frank Bourree

2013 - Mr. Kevin Walker

2012 - Mr. Keith Dagg

2011 - Mr. Terry Farmer