The City of Dawson Creek handed out their community awards this morning - and the big winners are below! Congratulatons!
Youth of the Year sponsored by Dawson Creek Co-op, winner goes to - Addison Webb.
Webb raised more than $3,000 after spending countless hours selling chocolates. In 2019 she cut her hair and donated it to wigs for cancer patients, and the lemonade stand she built this summer raised $1550 for Nawican Bergeron Youth and Culture Center in memory of lives lost and in Honour of Indian Residential School survivors.
“She volunteers at Nawican whenever she gets a chance. She is a busy little girl who loves to help those in need, with a big smile on her face!” said the awards nomination
Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Community Futures, Winner goes to – Amanda Morgan (Amanda Morgan Planning & Design)
When I think of an entrepreneur, Amanda definitely comes to mind. She owns and operates a multifaceted, growing business that brings joy to the community in so many different ways. She's someone who is always involved in local events, be it contributing her time, energy, and effort to local charity causes or providing fun, creative decor for children's birthday parties.
At a time when we have to stick close to home, Amanda's ideas have brought a lot of happiness throughout homes and businesses within the city of Dawson Creek. Not only does she run a successful business, but she's a valuable member of the community who inspires others to pursue their passions as well.
Citizen of the Year sponsored by City of Dawson Creek, winner goes to - Ed Mah
Ed Mah decided to throw an idea out there...."anyone want to go hiking?".....people who have never hiked, people who were nervous about hiking alone, people who didn't know what you needed to hike safely and successfully....and most important, people who have been affected socially during COVID and needed to get outside and be safely social.....WHAT a response!!!
HUNDREDS of people have responded and participated! Thanks, Ed for spearheading something for this community. Ed Mah starting the North by Northeast Hiking and bringing so much of the community together. By creating the group he is responsible for countless friendships & relationships that will continue to grow. And the community support for this endeavour as well, has been immense. It has also helped countless people in their darkest times of need, by getting out and meeting like-minded people.
Business of the Year sponsored by Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, winner goes to - Beans and Barley Café.
They are a new business and offer a friendly, safe environment with great staff. They have local baking and a unique menu/drink offering. Its a very friendly atmosphere that is family like. Patrons see regular customers and are greeted by name. The staff are respectful and cater to your every whim. The owners are a young couple with 4 kids.
The co-owner (Troy) works at multiple businesses and is very friendly! His wife is a Mom and Nurse at the hospital. The coffee is excellent and purchased by a local coffee grinder /supplier. Their coffee shop has art, indoor golf, puzzles and is a fun place to be. I think they are a great example of a well rounded business, run by good family people. The customer always comes first!
Inclusive Workplace of the Year sponsored by Dawson Creek Society for Community Living, winner goes to – Dave’s No Frills