Community kicks up their heals at Community Excellence Awards

It was a night of glitz and glamour, mixed in with a few cowboy hats, at the Community Excellence Awards Gala.

  • Oct. 23, 2012 3:00 p.m.

It was a night of glitz and glamour, mixed in with a few cowboy hats, at the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Awards Gala.

Countless community leaders, business owners, and volunteers came out celebrate excellence in Golden.

Kickin Thyme Catering filled everyone’s bellies with a five course meal, and local musicians kept the crowd entertained.

The winner of the evening include: Golden Area Initiatives Peter Bowle Evans Award – Bill Usher, the Town of Golden Volunteer Award – Robert and Phyllis Anderson, Business Excellence Award – Moon River Gift Gallery, Customer Excellence Award (employee) – Wolfgang Vogt with Overwaitea Foods, New Business Award – Moose Trax Fudge, Culinary Award – Eleven 22, Professional Services Award – Dan Veselic with Remax Golden, Spirit of Good Business Award – McDonald’s Golden, Trade Excellence Award – Tracy Williams with T Williams Plumbing, Business Beautification Award – Apostoles Greek Restaurant, Great Place to Work Award – McDonald’s Golden, Business Enterprise Award – Canadian Timberframes Ltd., and Business of the Year Award – shared by McDonald’s Golden and Glacier Raft Company.

The Tourism Hospitality Awards went to the Cedar House Chalets for Place to Stay, and Glacier Raft Company for Great Adventure.

“The annual Community Excellence Awards celebrates the successes of the business community, as well as the achievements within the community like with the Town of Golden Volunteer Award, and the Golden Area Initiatives Peter Bowle Evans Award,” said Ruth Hamilton, manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

“This event is an annual fundraiser for the not-for-profit Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, and would not be possible without the financial support of our major platinum sponsors; The Town of Golden, CP Rail, BC Hydro, the Golden Star, and The Local Townie.”


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