Join us in honoring your company’s achievement at this prestigious event.

In recognition of your company’s achievements in safety and OSSE (COR) certification, we extend a special invitation to celebrate with us, and with other leaders in safety in the British Columbia manufacturing industry.

We are honored to present this formal recognition of your organization’s commitment to integrating safety excellence into your business culture.

The 2019 Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala recognizes the continuing achievements of organizations who have invested in achieving and maintaining certification of their safety management systems.

At this year’s Gala, we will also announce the first recipient of the new Daneen Skilling Scholarship for Studies in Occupational Health and Safety.

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Register for Tickets

Registration for the 2019 Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala is now open.

Event Details

April 24th, 2019
Commencing at 5:30pm

Terminal City Club

837 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Pinnacle Awards reward those who go above and beyond.

Starting with the Topaz award and graduating to the Diamond, each award is measured with criteria that demonstrates the commitment of the recipients’ leadership to the safety and well-being of their workers. To read more about the criteria for each award level, please visit our Pinnacle Award page.


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2018 Award Winners


In 2018, three finalists were nominated to receive the Ben Hume Leadership award. Sandra Oldfield was presented with the Ben Hume Leadership award on April 19th, 2018 at the Pinnacle Awards Gala.

Nominations for 2019 are now open, closing February 15, 2019.

The BC Safety Charter Awards Committee will review all submissions and make a decision by the end of February.

Scott Bax

Scott Bax, Senior Vice President, Operations, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. has more than 20 years of forestry and safety experience in logging and wood manufacturing throughout North America. Scott was named one of the Top 36 Most Influential Leaders in the Biomass industry (2016) and regularly presents safety at industry conferences around the world.

Sandra Oldfield

Recipient of the 2018 Ben Hume Leadership Award

Sandra Oldfield was winemaker and CEO at Tinhorn Creek Winery from 1993–2017. Under Sandra’s careful guidance, Tinhorn Creek earned Gold at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards (2016) and a Ruby Safety Pinnacle Award (2017). Sandra was one of the inaugural signatories of the BC Safety Charter, a key member of the Sector Labour Market Partnership Committee, and has also been named one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by the Woman’s Executive Network.

Kevin Thorburn

Kevin Thorburn, Supply Chain Manager Western and North West Canada for Nestlé Waters Canada,  is an industrial engineering and operations management expert with nearly 20 years experience. Kevin joined the Alliance board in 2015, and is a key member of the Sector Labour Market Partnership Committee. Kevin is a signatory to the BC Safety Charter and accepted a Ruby Safety Pinnacle Award on behalf of Nestlé in 2017.

Years of Safety Excellence

Take a look back at some of the Gala memories of years past.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Jennifer Wiebe more information at or 1.604.795.9595 ext 222.