South Surrey resident Diane Johnson and husband Terry record voiceover tracks for a TV show.

Award nod for entrepreneur

Work of South Surrey's Diane Johnson recognized nationally

A Crescent Beach entrepreneur has been named a finalist for a national award, recognizing her achievements in improving the quality of life for others.

Diane Johnson, founder and CEO of Descriptive Video Works, is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Region finalist, in the category of social entrepreneur.

Johnson’s company provides descriptive video services for close to 1.5 million Canadians who are visually impaired, allowing them to enjoy thousands of television programs on a variety of networks.

The broadcast veteran of more than 20 years is also a member and former chair of the BC Chapter of Canadian Women in Communications.

The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Region awards will be announced at a banquet on Oct. 5, and winners will represent the region at the national banquet in Toronto Nov. 23.

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