But here we are in 2021, and with no thanks to Covid causing New Zealand to go into lockdown it was looking like the awards night might have to be postponed or maybe even cancelled.
After getting over the initial disappointment, all the stops were pulled to turn this into a fabulous online 'virtual' event - and of course, doing things 'virtually' is what Virtual Assistants do best!
I can only imagine how much planning and hard work has been put in by the ever-dedicated and absolutely phenomenal team of Samantha Browne and Jo Jensen, who got busy doing whatever it takes, against all odds (aka covid), to make sure this exciting event goes ahead as planned.
Right down to individually packaging up and delivering oh-so-many 'Awards Night Watch Party Packs', simply because they wanted to make sure everyone gets in the mood, making us feel like we are all together and joining in on the fun. How awesome are they to even think of doing that?
We were all given strict instructions not to open the Watch Party Packs until the Big Day, Saturday 25 September 2021.
My Virtual Assistant is proud to be recognised as a Finalist for the VA Legacy Award category, which is sponsored by the Virtual Assistant Network NZ (VANNZ).
My Virtual Assistant would like to take this opportunity to thank the VA Foundry and the Virtual Assistant Network New Zealand for putting on such a fantastic online event and bringing together - 'virtually' - so many talented, supportive and innovative Virtual Assistants from around the country.
Congratulations to all the category award winners:
Thanks also go to the sponsors, judges and organisers for their incredible support:
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