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Celebration of Excellence

The Celebration of Excellence is an awards event jointly hosted by the Drumheller Chamber, Rotary Club of Drumheller, Travel Drumheller, and Town of Drumheller and FCSS. 

After thorough consideration, the Celebration of Excellence Committee, consisting of representatives from the Drumheller Rotary Club, Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, Town of Drumheller and Travel Drumheller, has made the difficult decision to officially cancel the Celebration of Excellence for 2020.

Initially planned for June 11, the event was put on pause with the hopes of rescheduling in the fall. However, the event has an expected attendance of over 200 people and there is still uncertainty over whether or not an indoor event of this size and nature could be held in the fall. Various options to hold the event virtually were explored, but committee members agreed that this particular event has a much greater impact for the community when all can gather and celebrate in person.

The Celebration of Excellence Committee is now making plans to host the awards gala in June 2021. The Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Travel Drumheller will automatically re-enter all nominations received this year into the 2021 awards.

Entries for the Badlands Scholarship and Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by the Town of Drumheller will be reviewed and winners announced early in July.

Read the full press release.

 

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 Celebration of Excellence:

GOLD SPONSORS

 

Canalta           ATB

 

SILVER SPONSORS

CF                  Chinook Financial with tag colour

 

ProPlan Coop

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

 

 

 

CENTREPIECE SPONSOR

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2019 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Dry Canyon Collectables
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Drumheller Public Library
  • Most Promising New Business: Citizen Yoga
  • Small Business of the Year: The Faux Den
  • Large Business of the Year: Fountain Tire
  • Business Professional of the Year: Shelley Rymal, The Sage Shoppe

2018 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Drumheller Salvation Army 
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Boston Pizza
  • Most Promising New Business: Hoodoo Voodoo Cycle & Motorsports
  • Small Business of the Year: AMR Dance
  • Large Business of the Year: Boston Pizza
  • Business Professional of the Year: Jason Blanke, 99.5 Drum FM

2017 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Dry Canyon Collectables
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Badlands Community Facility
  • Most Promising New Business: Escape This! Drumheller
  • Small Business of the Year: Sublime Food & Wine
  • Large Business of the Year: Western GM Drumheller
  • Business Professional of the Year: Dr. Rithesh Ram, Riverside Medical

2016 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Canadian Badlands Passion Play
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Drumheller A&W
  • Most Promising New Business: Red Deer River Adventures
  • Small Business of the Year: Sublime Food & Wine
  • Large Business of the Year: Riverside Value Drug Mart
  • Business Professional of the Year: Fred Makowecki, Image Crafter Signs

2015 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Western GM
  • Diversity Leadership Award: McDonalds
  • Most Promising New Business: Ivy's Awesome Kitchen & Bistro
  • Small Business of the Year: Bold Efexx
  • Large Business of the Year: Reality Bytes Inc. 
  • Business Professional of the Year: John Shoff, of Reality Bytes Inc.

2014 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Rookie Business of the Year: Top Rocker Motorcycle Gear
  • Small Business of the Year: R&J Flowers
  • Medium Business of the Year: ATB Financial
  • Large Business of the Year: Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society
  • Business Professional of the Year: Summer Manca, Drumheller McDonalds

2013 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Employer of Choice: Atlas Coal Mine
  • Rookie Business of the Year: Lowleft Golf
  • Small Business of the Year: Sears
  • Medium Business of the Year: 99.5 Drum FM
  • Large Business of the Year: Freson Bros. 
  • Business Professional of the Year: Linda Digby, Atlas Coal Mine