Beloved Local Changemaker Receives Prestigious Award from Queen

March 02, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
For his substantial contributions to Canada and British Columbia, Eclipse Awards' founder Toby Barazzuol has been named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's ascension to the throne, the award is presented to prominent Canadians who have made a significant contribution to a particular community of Canada. Awarded to only a select number of recipients, the medal recognizes the positive work that Barazzuol has undertaken on behalf of our communities, environment and economy with a focus on Strathcona in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

"It is deeply encouraging to be recognized at this level for work that I believe will one day be considered as a turning point in the development of a sustainable and abundant new economy that celebrates the human experience and regenerates the environment."

Barazzuol founded Eclipse Awards in 1998 with the humble vision that by recognizing and celebrating the things we want to see more of, we can truly change the world. Positioning his company as a vehicle for social change, he has used Eclipse Awards to become deeply involved in the roots of his community. Today, 15 years later Eclipse has become well known not only for exceptional craftsmanship and service, but also for its solid contributions to local economic revitalization and community building initiatives.

Over the years, Barazzuol's steadfast commitment to his values of integrity, sustainability and excellence has resulted in some significant and impressive milestones for his company including: becoming the world's first carbon neutral awards company and being recognized as BC's Best Employer in 2012. Personally, Barazzuol has also been recognized as one of Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40, was recently named a BALLE Local Economy Fellow and now celebrated with a Diamond Jubilee Award.

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About Eclipse Awards Eclipse Awards has become one of the most recognized names in the recognition awards industry, for providing beautifully crafted corporate awards, while showing a social and environmental conscience. With recognition pouring in for their efforts, Eclipse Awards and founder Toby Barazzuol are poised to maintain their position as one of the top names in the industry, for years to come.