The Special Commendation is awarded to an outstanding Canterbury person who has contributed to Canterbury business and the community.
2004 Gerald and Jill Westenra
Special Commendation awarded to Gerald and Jill Westenra (Hayley Westenra’s parents) for their outstanding contribution to Hayley’s success as a great young business woman and ambassador for the Canterbury region.
Special Commendation 2004 Gerald Westenra, The Right Honorable Helen Clark.
i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif This is a very prestigious award ceremony in Canterbury. Last year my company ( Meadow Mushrooms ) won the Health and Safety Award and being a Rep I was invited to the Awards night. I had to dress up in my best suit ( bow tie etc). The Prime Minister who was Helen Clark was there then too. Unfortunately I had too many free glasses of champagne so after the meal I went home feeling a bit sick . Mind you I felt a lot better at work the next day than most of the others who stayed a lot later i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif.