Manager of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce

Excellence found in the community

Community is the key at local awards night.

The Community Excellence Awards are just around the corner and the time has come for residents of Golden to vote for their favourites.

The event is dedicated to commemorating the successes and achievements of the Golden business community and celebrates the efforts and contributions of the leaders in the community.

This year’s event has an extra special meaning as the day will combine the awards and a special celebration of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge 10th Anniversary.

The bridge ceremony will include a gathering of volunteers from around the world who made this project possible.

Ruth Kowalski is the manager of the Chamber of Commerce who feels the name change is reflective of the spirit of the award. “It is not just about business but also about excellence found in the community,” Kowalski said.

She went on to explain why she felt the awards were important to local residents.

“It is important to acknowledge the business community for all they contribute to the community. They are the ones who support things like little league baseball teams, they buy the jerseys, make donations and a lot of them are the coaches. They are involved in local groups who help people. These people are the backbone of the community,” Kowalski said.

Voting will continue until September 28 for the 11 awards up for grabs this year.

People can go online at the Golden Chamber website to nominate a person of business or put in a paper nomination at the chamber or The Golden Star.

This year the gala event will happen at the Mount 7 Recplex. Cocktails and Conversation with the soft melodies of Golden musicians will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before dinner is served. The awards ceremony will start at 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with a dance featuring John Jenkins & Friends. For more information about how to vote or purchase tickets for the event contact Ruth Kowalski at the chamber by calling 250-344-7125 or email ruth@goldenchamber.bc.ca.

 

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