I, Greg Inkster, the proprietor of Osoyoos Massage Therapy, was awarded for setting up a massage service during my third year of school for the forestry workers during the Kelowna fires. This service provided free relief for firefighters’ aches and pains and gave my class the opportunity to treat real problems before we were fully licensed. Over 300 massages were given!
I was also given the only financial award (professional development and overall performance) for professional development in my graduating class. Since then, I served a two-year term on the board of directors of the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia.