helping business thrive in golden bc

2016 Community Excellence Awards

 For Immediate release

October 24, 2016

 The Board of Directors of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all the recipients of the 2016 Community Excellence Awards.


The KHCCC recognized some of the town’s most outstanding entrepreneurs, organisations and volunteers on Saturday, Oct 22 at the 12th annual Community Excellence Awards.

“These awards recognize the achievements and significant contribution these businesses, volunteers and organizations make to our community.” says Ruth Hamilton Executive Director of the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce. “I congratulate and thank all of this year’s award recipients for their accomplishments.”

The Community Excellence Awards represent overall achievement across many categories; the recipients have distinguished themselves as achievers in their area of expertise at the very highest level.

The recipients of the 2016 Community Excellence Awards are:

Rockies - Golden



2016 Peter Bowle Evans Award


Sponsored by KHCCC




2016 Community Recognition  Award


Sponsored by Town of Golden


1st Winner Joyce Deboer


2nd Winner Bruce McKenzie


KHCCC Directors Choice Award


Sponsored by KHCCC


Town of Golden



2016 Tourism Golden Awards


Sponsored by Tourism Golden


Outstanding Visitor Experience

Glacier Rafting


Exceptional Tourism Ambassador

Heather Mtn  Lodge


Homebased Business Award


Sponsored by Golden IGA


 Apple Island Naturals


Employee of the Year Award


Sponsored by Boston Pizza


Robyn Brown -  Golden IGA 


Employer of the Year Award


Sponsored by Columbia Basin 

Golden IGA - Cam Dawes




New Business Award


Sponsored by Community 

French Connection Cheese & Fine Foods




Culinary Award


Sponsored by GFS Foods


Eleven22 Restaurant


Business Beautification Award


Sponsored by Prestige Inn


Bear's Den Restaurant


Trade Excellence Award


Sponsored by

Zimmerman Construction


Louisiana Pacific - Golden


Professional Services Award


Sponsored by COTR - Golden

Elements Therapeutics


Outstanding Business Award


Sponsored by The Golden Star


Golden IGA


Mayor's Award of Excellence


Sponsored by Town of Golden


St Paul's Thrift Shop