Nominations are now open for the 2023 Grow Up Awards Gala, set to take place in Victoria, BC, in early October.
The Grow Up Conference & Expo is returning to Victoria for the second time, following its first show in BC’s capital city in 2022.
The conference expects several thousand attendees over the three-day event, from Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3. The awards ceremony will be at the Historical Crystal Garden in the Victoria Conference Centre.
Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up, has been hosting the expo since 2019 and says this year’s event will also honour Ted Smith, the founder of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club, with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Wanda L. James as the events 2023 Cannabis Pioneer recipient, and Kevin Jodrey as their Grow Up Hall of Fame inductee.
The gala will be hosted by Jenny West Cooney from local radio station Zone 91.3.
“We are looking forward to honouring the dedicated professionals working tirelessly to set new standards in the ever-changing cannabis industry,” said Rowe.
“Our awards gala aims to highlight the exceptional contributions taking place in the industry, and to celebrate the achievements of our peers. The gala is also a perfect opportunity to relax and get away from the stresses of the cannabis industry, even if it’s just for a night.”
Nominations are open until Sunday, August 6, 2023. Voting takes place August 10-28, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.
“We encourage everyone in the cannabis industry to participate, either by nominating those who deserve recognition, or by attending this landmark event,” Rowe added.
Tickets for the Grow Up Conference & Expo are on sale now, and information on nominations can be found at growupawards.com.