Nominations Open for the Prestigious Peter Perry Award

WHITBY (May 29, 2023) – The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Peter Perry Award. Since 1955, WCC has been proud to honour one outstanding individual by recognizing their lifetime achievements and commitment to the community at the annual Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards gala celebration.

Peter Perry was a founder of the Town of Whitby; an astute businessman and truly dedicated to his community. He served as an elected representative to the Parliament of Upper Canada, as Whitby’s Township representative to the Home District Council, and was instrumental in the formation of Ontario County with Whitby as the County Town.

The Peter Perry Award, along with the Business Achievement Awards will be presented at a gala celebration on Friday, November 10 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility.

Click here to learn more about the Peter Perry & Business Achievement Awards.

Click here to nominate a deserving individual.



  • Nominees must have made significant contributions to the social, economic and cultural fabric of the Town of Whitby over a period no less than 10 years. This could include a multidisciplined approach through business engagement, volunteerism, community leadership, etc.
  • Nominees must have lived and/or worked in Whitby for a substantial period of their life.
  • Currently living in Whitby is not a requirement.
  • Nominees may not currently be engaged in municipal, provincial or federal government.
  • An individual may only be awarded the Peter Perry award once in their lifetime, but may be nominated more than once.
  • Individuals can be nominated posthumously.
  • Nominations for the Peter Perry Award may be submitted by individuals and/or businesses.
  • An individual is discouraged from nominating themselves.
  • Nominees do not have to be, or previously been, a member of the WCC.

Nominations for the Peter Perry Award close on August 26 at 5 p.m.

Established in 1928, The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is a not-for-profit business organization that inspires economic opportunities for our members.  Our tagline ‘Because Your Success is Everything’ demonstrates our commitment to engage the business community through advocacy, networking and mentorship.  We create connections and foster a thriving business community, proudly serving the needs of our membership. Come experience how we establish solid relationships, develop business leads, or simply unwind after hours.

For more information please contact:

Joshua Dawson
Marketing and Communications Manager
Whitby Chamber of Commerce