A Golden night not to be missed

The community will come together on a grand stage.

This is a reminder of the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards Gala on Oct. 22.

Come celebrate with the community of Kicking Horse Country the many successes we have achieved in 2011 and a special celebration of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge 10th anniversary.

The deadline to turn in photos of the bridge over the years has been extended to Oct. 21. You can email submissions to khpbridgephotocontest@gmail.com.

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce will be awarding the top 15 businesses, the Town of Golden will be spotlighting a community volunteer, and the Golden Area Initiatives has selected a recipient for the Peter Bowle Evans Award.

This event is open to the public and you don’t have to be a member of the Chamber to attend. During the dinner you can relax to the soft classical guitar of Leo Downy while later in the evening you will get to hear local musicians and dance to the tunes of John Jenkins and band. You won’t want to miss this event.

Here are just some of the door prizes that are being worked on for the Community Excellence Awards Gala Event.

-Stay & Play in Victoria, B.C. – Total Package value: $345

One night accommodation for two in a deluxe harbour-view suite at the Union Club of British Columbia, including a full, hot breakfast for each occupant. .

-Stay & Ski in Mackenzie B.C. .- Total Package value is $525 A gift basket with two travel mugs, two ski passes to Powder King, a dinner for two, a breakfast for two, two nights stay at a hotel & a $75 gas card.

-Stay & Golf in Williams Lake B.C.- Total Package value is $400 Golf for Golf- two rounds of golf with a cart and one night accommodation at the Coast Fraser Inn and two pieces of clothing.

-Stay & Play in Ucluelet BC – Total Package value is $600. Two night stay in a luxury B&B with a five hour yacht cruise with lunch.

-A Gift basket from Mount Begbie Bewery and more.

-A Gift Basket from the Big Bend Café with spices and breakfast Gift Certificates

-A Gift Certificate for One hour massage with Balanced Body Works

– A wine gift basket with a $50 gift certificate from CasaVino Wine Bar and a night at the Big Horn Motel, all in Radium Hot Springs (and a glass of wine with the Mayor of Radium if they so wish.)

– $100 Gift Certificates for Printing or Promotional Products from Palliser Printing in Invermere.

Not only will there be great music and many door prizes but there is also a great meal as well.

The buffet menu for the awards dinner will include a tapas platter on each table which will be served with a variety of specialty European cheese, fruit & crackers.

The dinner entrée will be a grilled chicken topped with pancetta ham proveloni cheese & fresh basil, pork tenderloin cooked in a wild  mushroom peppercorn sauce with vegetarian entrées also available upon request.

There will be many great side dishes along with dessert platters served on each table with a variety of Traditional Italian flavours

For any extra information about the evening feel free to call 250-344-7125.

Thank you to Century Guest House, Whitetooth Bistro, Canyon’s Edge, Kicking Horse River Lodge, Caribou Hostel & Suite, KHMR, Glacier Mountaineer Resort, Northern Lights Wolf Centre the Turning Point, Copper Horse Lodge, Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets, Golden Golf Club Hillside Lodge for donating gift certificate to trade and build these packages.