Pictured are the Kicking Horse Country Chamber Award winners from 2016. Photo submitted

13th Annual Chamber Awards Gala to be held Oct. 21

The thirteenth annual awards are set for Oct. 21 and this year’s awards have a fresh new look.

The thirteenth annual Kicking Horse Country Chamber Community Excellence Awards are set for October 21 and this year’s awards promise to be a fun night celebrating the community businesses.

Executive Director Shelly Wadden is especially excited for this year as she considers it to be a “refresh” year. As part of the refresh, this year’s tag line is “keeping it local.” In keeping it local, the gala will feature local crafted beer, local live entertainment, a local photographer and the cocktails will be named after local areas of interest.

The night will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a full course dinner catered by Whitetooth Bistro. The awards and entertainment will follow afterwards. Categories include Employer of the Year, The Mayor’s Award of Excellence and Retailer of the Year to name just a few. John Jenkins Small Time Revival will provide the entertainment. Following the performance, the new Golden’s Top 20 will be awarded.

The Golden Top 20 will replace the Golden Nugget Awards. They serve as an opportunity to recognize a segment of the population that have been in the community and have been providing excellent community service for many years. Ten people over the age of 40 and ten people under the age of 40 will be recognized and will create the Golden Top 20.

Members of the community have the opportunity to nominate any two people for anything they want by going to goldentop20.ca. The most frequently nominated individuals will receive the award.

The Emcees for the night will be EZ Rock’s Chris Cameron and Elite Sound and Light’s Mike Pecora.

Overall, Wadden says she is excited for the chance to celebrate the community. “I’m really looking forward to celebrating the achievements and successes of the business community and community leaders.”

Tickets are still available to be purchased and can be purchased up until the day of the gala, however tickets will not be available at the door.

To order tickets either drop by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce office or call Shelly at 250-244-7125.

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