By Times Staff
Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce has received multiple nominations for this year’s Of the Year awards, organizers report.
In the Citizen/Volunteer of the Year category, the nominations include Anne (Goldie) Krawec, Bonnie Carter, Bonnie Ruttan, Cathy Sauer, Chance Breckenridge, Cheryl Thomas, Clearwater Ski Hill, Erik Belle, Heidi Funk, John and Laura Soles, Lloyd and Jean Strickland, Merlin Blackwell, Nissa McGill, Noble Family – Dani and Jennette, Shelley Sim, Vickie Morden, and Wells Gray Outdoor Club.
Nominated for Employee of the Year are Angie Giesbrecht, Bev Leinweber, Glenn Hyokki, Jack Watson, Kevin Fenwick, Kristyna Faltynkova, Lynne Frizzle, Sandy Nyberg, Stacee Sollows, the staff at Pharmasave, and Suzanne Tonge.
Nominations for Retail Business of the Year include Buy-Low Foods, Holly Louwerse Photography, Kathy’s Market, Knit Blips (Rebecca Louwerse), Mystic Dreams, Pharmasave, Rona, and Wells Gray Home Hardware.
For Rookie Business of the Year, the nominations include Ask Dee (Deanna), Kathy’s Market Place, and Wells Gray Air.
Nominations for Service Business of the Year include Aspen Service Centre, Borrow Enterprises Ltd., Candle Creek Vet Services (Darren Ludbrook), J C Esthetics and Lashes, Kal Tire, North Thompson Plumbing and Drain, Rooted by the River Landscaping, and Traub Holdings Ltd. (snow removal).
For Tourism Accommodation the nominations include Clearwater Springs Ranch, and Wells Gray Inn.
Nominations for Tourism Restaurant include Bears Den Cookhouse, Double R Pizza and Subs, Gateway Grill, Hop ‘n’ Hog, O’Bryan’s Café and Catering, and Wells Gray Inn.
Nominated for Tourism Service are all the local whitewater rafting companies, Blackwell Park Operations, Interior Whitewater Expeditions, North Thompson Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and Tourism Wells Gray (Stephanie Molina).
The winners will be announced during the Of the Year banquet at Clearwater Legion on Friday evening, March 23.