Kootenay Game Changer nominations have been closed and nominated individuals, groups, and organizations have been contacted. All of the nominees will each be honoured at the September 22nd Gala at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, with one nominee from each category receiving special acknowledgment.
The Kootenay Game Changer Awards are a collaboration of local media (e-KNOW.ca, Cranbrook Townsman, Kimberley Bulletin, Fernie Free Press, Total Country B104, 102.9 The Drive, GO Cranbrook, GO Kimberley, and Fernie Fix Magazine) to honour individuals around the Kootenays.
Each nominee will be treated to dinner at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, thanks to a Gipman Kitchens & Cabinetry and the many local business sponsors; as well as St. Eugene graciously hosting the event. Guests will enjoy a Kootenay style dinner served by St. Eugene Executive Chef, Aaron Day; while they enjoy the musical talents of local musician Darin Welch.
The Kootenay Game Changers Gala is on September 22nd, at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Tickets are available for $50.00 at KootenayGameChangers.com and on EventBrite.ca
The list of the nominees up for an award on September 22 include:
YOUTH GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Sandor Rental Equipment Ltd.
The MBSS Warriors Leadership Group
FAMILY GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by New Dawn Restorations & New Dawn Developments
The Schick Family
BPC Community First Society
SENIORS GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by OK Tire
HEALTH & WELLNESS GAME CHANGER– Sponsored by Peak Family Dental Centre
Abi & Mike Moore
EDUCATION GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Leanne M Goddard Chartered Professional Accountant
PROTECTIVE SERVICES GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Pacific Coastal Airlines
Cst. Erin Stevenson
FOOD & AGRICULTURE GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Cranbrook Flooring Ltd.
Jessy & Rhianna Embury
Fernie Fresh Food Share
Jill Bentley Lobban
ARTS & CULTURE GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by ʔaq̓am First Nation
Cranbrook Multicultural Society
Cranbrook Community Theatre
FIRST NATIONS GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Teck Coal Ltd.
OUTDOORS & ENVIRONMENT GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Tipi Mountain Eco-Cultural Services Ltd.
SPORTS & RECREATION GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Isaac Hockley Real Estate
Key City Gymnastics
Melanie & Rick McFarlane
TOURISM GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse
UNSUNG HERO GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust
LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT GAME CHANGER – Sponsored by Rachelle Langlois – Sun Life Financial Advisor