HP & Area Chamber of Commerce Growing Together Awards

Growing Together Gala: 2018 Award Winners

The High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 15 businesses and community organizations with awards at their Growing Together Gala at the Peavine Inn & Suites Saturday, Oct. 20. The winners in alphabetical order by category were:

Community Spirit: High Prairie Community Beautification Association.
Entrepreneur-of-the-Year: Simmonds Rail Transport.
Food and Beverage: Eva’s Café.
General Store: H&S Dollar Store.
Heart & Soul Award: Glamour and Gear.
Health & Wellness: Shift Yoga Studios.
New Business: Shady Orchard Winery.
Non-Profit: High Prairie Municipal Library.
Regional Recognition: Loon River First Nation Truck Stop.
Resilience: Pincushion Boutique.
Service Award: Harrison Plumbing.
Supportive Financial Institution: ATB.
Tourism: EC Bar Ranch.
Undiscovered Gem: The Hair House.

Youth Employer: Freson Bros.

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association won the Community Spirit Award: Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Beautification chair Chris Clegg; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

Simmonds Rail Transport won the Entrepreneur-of-the-Year award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; co-owner Michael Simmonds; his spouse, Sarah Simmonds; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

Eva’s Café won the Food and Beverage award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Eva’s Café co-owner Eva Dryblak, Eva’s Café employee Suzanne Jezewski, Eva’s Café employee Phoebe Stewart; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

H&S Dollar Store won the General Store award. Left-right are: H&S Dollar Store employee Simone Blacha; High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; H&S Dollar Store employee Cathy Hewko; and High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

Glamour and Gear won the Heart & Soul award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Glamour and Gear owner Tracy Sherkawi; Glamour and Gear employee Emma Mason; High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson; and High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce treasurer Jeff Burgar.

Shady Orchard Winery won the New Business award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Shady Orchard Winery owner William Gordon; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

High Prairie Municipal Library won the Non-Profit Award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; library manager Tracy Ireland; library program co-ordinator Kayla Killoran; library interloans clerk Diane Palisoc; library clerk Karen Harris; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

Loon River First Nation Truck Stop won the Regional Recognition award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Loon River Truck Stop manager Matthew Dodwell; Loon River Truck Stop assistant manager Alana Noskey; Loon River First Nations executive director Juliette Noskey; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

Harrison Plumbing won the Service award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; Harrison Plumbing co-owner Cory Harrison; Harrison Plumbing co-owner Jenna Jackson; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

ATB won the Supportive Financial Institution award. Left-right are: High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Barry Sharkawi presenting the award; ATB branch manager Melissa O’Neill; ATB relationship manger Tim Gordey; and High & Area Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant Brogan Severson.

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