The second annual Kootenay Game Changer Awards

The second annual Kootenay Game Changer Awards took place the evening of October 27, 2017 at St. Eugene Resort. The awards represented a collaboration of local media comprised of Black Press, Total Country B104, 102.9 The Drive and

The event was MC’ed by The Drive’s Matt Van Boeyen and featured music from talented local singer/songwriter Dawson Rutledge. All nominees in the 14 categories were provided an excellent feast, courtesy of Gipman Kitchens and Cabinetry as well as a host of local business sponsors.

The winners are as follows:

-The Youth Game Changer: Andreas Kamp.

-The Senior Game Game Changer: Sandy Zeznik

-The Education Game Changer: Evan Bueckert

-The Health and Wellness Game Changer: Major Kirk Green

-The Government Game Changer: Loree Duczek

-The Protective Services Game Changer: Sgt. Chris Newel

-The Family Game Changer: Rob Martin

-The Arts and Culture Game Changer: Columbia Valley Arts Council

-The First Nation Game Changer: Michelle Shortridge

-The Outdoors and Environment Game Changer: Al Skucas

-The Sports and Recreation Game Changer: Emily Bryden Youth Foundation

-The Tourism Game Changer: Jim Webster

-The Unsung Hero Game Changer: Katryna Sigurdson

-The Lifetime Achievement Game Changer: Bud Abbot

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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