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‘Absolute trailblazer’: Patt Dyck from Penticton’s Cannery Brewing wins B.C. award

The 2023 BC Food & Beverage Leadership Award was presented in Vancouver on Oct. 11
Patt Dyck, co-founder of Cannery Brewing in Penticton, has won the 2023 BC Food & Beverage Leadership Award. (Photo- Cannery Brewing Instagram)

A local business leader who’s been involved with Penticton’s craft beer scene for almost 25 years has been recognized on a province-wide level.

Patt Dyck from Cannery Brewing has been named the winner of this year’s BC Food & Beverage Leadership Award (BCFB), presented at the Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver on Oct. 11.

Dyck emerged victorious over the category’s other two finalists, Kriston Dean from Vancouver-based Purdys Chocolatier and Susan Vann from Richmond’s Konscious Foods.

The award is distributed annually to those in the industry who lead with “dedication and inspiration.”

Voting took place online from Sept. 5 to 19.

Dyck and her husband Ron co-founded Cannery Brewing in 2000 to become the leaders of one of the city’s original breweries.

“Because of the quality of Patt’s leadership, many employees have been with Cannery Brewing for many years which is unusual in an industry with significant turnover,” a bio written by representatives from the BCFB reads.

Dyck also serves as the brewery’s general manager. Cannery Brewery is located at 199 Ellis Street.

“Patt inspires her team by leading by example every single day, is an absolute trailblazer for other women in the craft beer industry and sets a very high standard for inclusion and diversity.”

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