Owner, Bevendale Enterprises Inc
Sue and her husband Bob have operated the Whistler Grocery Store for the past twenty five years and the PembertonValley Supermarket for fifteen. Sue’s primary focus is managing partner of the Grocery Store. She has served on many boards in the Vancouver area and is currently active as a director and immediate Past Chair of Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver Civic Theatres Board, Audain Art Museum and Whistler Arts Council.
She is a member of the Whistler Alliance for Cultural Tourism and Chair of Indulge Gala and Auction raising funds for Whistler Health Care Foundation. Sue represents the Whistler area as a Director of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and the BC Ministry of Small Business Round Table. Sue also chairs the RMOW Festival and Events Oversight Committee.
Sue along with her husband Bob received the Whistler Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Award in 2001. In 2007 Sue was awarded the Business in Vancouver, Influential Women in Business Award. In 2009, the Whistler Arts Council recognized Sue with the Business & the Arts Award. In 2012 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribute to small business and the arts and culture community. At the 2014 Whistler Excellence Awards Sue was recognized as Whistler’s Citizen of the Year.
Community Volunteer Board and Committee Experience
- Chair Vancouver International Wine Festival
- Director of North Shore Credit Union for 12 years Served as Chair for 3 years
- Chair North Shore Credit Union Foundation
- Director and Chair Maurice Young Millennium Place Society
- Director and Vice Chair Playhouse Theatre Board
- Committee Chair for many years of Vancouver YWCA Woman of Distinction Awards
- Past President Western Businesswomen’s Association
- Member of Advisory Council Canadian Federation Independent Grocers
- Member of Vancouver City Mayor and Council Compensation Committee 1995
- Founder and Co-chair Women of Whistler business network
- Executive committees for various community fundraising events both in Vancouver and Whistler.
- Member of Whistler Municipality Mayor and Council Compensation Committee 2005