2016 FEYA

Congratulations Wilson's Transportation!

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Wilson's Transportation to Receive Family Enterprise of the Year Award

Victoria, BC - The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Vancouver Island is excited to announce that John Wilson, CEO of Wilson’s Transportation, will receive the 2016 Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA®) on February 11th at a gala held at the Victoria Golf Club. The Business Examiner and Tru Value Foods were award finalists. The Award is given annually by CAFE Vancouver Island to recognize, celebrate and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and the considerable contribution they make to both their local communities and our national economy.


Wilson’s Transportation can then apply to be a part of the national FEYA award process. One national finalist will be selected from across Canada and featured at a gala dinner, during which they deliver a presentation about the history and success of their business family. This will be followed by an award presentation on Tuesday, May 16, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, Calgary, AB. This prestigious title was awarded to Victoria’s Capital Iron in 2014.


Wilson’s Transportation Ltd. is a local, three generation family-owned and operated charter bus company based in Victoria. The company started on Salt Spring Island in 1963 as a simple transportation company, later moving to Victoria where today their fleet includes 140 vehicles and up to 175 staff in peak periods. Expanding well beyond its simple origins, the business is now involved in chartering and renting buses which include the YYJ Airport Shuttle contract, the Ogden Point Cruise Shuttle contract and Sightseeing Victoria.


The company actively participates in the community and supports various organizations, schools, charities and sport teams, investing over $300,000 each year to small and large scale events on Vancouver Island. Wilson’s Transportation represents the values of so many great family businesses in Canada while building on their relationships in the community and the respect and trust they have earned over the past 35 years.


Past recipients of the CAFE Vancouver Island FEYA Award include The Canada Homestay Network, Capital Iron, Country Grocer, McCall Brothers Funeral Directors, Pacific Sands Resort, Robinson’s Outdoor Store, Monk Office, and Accent Inns. To purchase tickets, visit www.cafecanada.ca/chapters/vancouver-island.


For more information about Wilson’s Transportation see: http://wilsonstransportation.com

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