Chamber Ball and Awards




The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who attended our 2017 Canwest Chamber Ball!


Thank you to our sponsors as well:


Gold Sponsor: County of Grande Prairie
Silver Sponsor: CIBC Commercial Banking
Silver Sponsor: Andre the DJ
Silver Sponsor: City of Grande Prairie
Friends of the Ball: Northstar Sharp’s
Friends of the Ball: Cardon Homes
Friends of the Ball: Holloway Lodging
Friends of the Ball: Neil & Associates
Friends of the Ball: Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre
Friends of the Ball: Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Friends of the Ball: MNP LLP
Friends of the Ball: Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region

Door Prizes donated by:
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Mountain Park Lodges - Jasper
Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie Conference Centre
Best Western Grande Prairie Hotel & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
Super 8 Grande Prairie
Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual
Stonebridge Hotel
Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park
Evergreen Park
Vintage Wine & Spirits


Clem E. Collins Award for Chamber Volunteerism
Business Citizen of the Year for Corporate Success and Citizenship
Dan H. Minchin Award for Long-Term Business Achievement

Contact our office for more information.


Past Chamber Ball Award Recipients

Dan H. Minchin Award

Established in 1995, this award recognizes local businesses for long term achievement. This award recognizes a longstanding member business that has established itself as an exemplary business, has become a cornerstone of the greater Grande Prairie area, and is a strong supporter of the Chamber. In its tenure, the business has conducted itself responsibly and has kept in mind the best interests of the community. The recipient is a business that people can observe and say, "They do a good job and they're a very valuable asset to the community."


2017 - Neil & Associates

2016 - Oliver's Funeral Home

2015 - Devco Developments Corporation
2014 - Edward Houssian
2013 - Cardon Homes
2012 - Crouse's Cleaners
2011 - ATB FInancial
2010 - Prairie Coast Equipment
2009 - Kay McVey Smith & Carlstrom LLP
2008 - Curry's Jewellers
2007 - Aron Services
2006 - Sun FM
2005 - Lauzon Home Appliances Ltd.
2004 - Carl Linden
2003 - Peace Air Ltd.
2002 - The Golden Star Restaurant
2001 - Menzies Printers
2000 - Ernie's Sports Experts
1999 - The Daily Herald-Tribune
1998 - Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.
1997 - Windsor Ford
1996 - Grande Prairie & District Co-op
1995 - Risley Equipment Ltd


Clem E. Collins Award

Established in 1995, this award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the Chamber. This award recipient is a volunteer within the Chamber who has gone above and beyond to make the Chamber strong. This could be a past or current board member, or an active volunteer who has participated in Chamber initiatives.


2017 - Jerry Napier

2016 - April Weavell

2015 - Barb Metituk
2014 - Cheryl Weaver
2013 - Janice Chomik
2012 - Greg Podmore
2011 - John Simpson
2010 - Vince Vavrek
2009 - Darlene Repka-Smith
2008 - Jackie Clayton
2007 - Lyle Carlstrom
2006 - Michael Ouellette
2005 - Vi Sunohara
2004 - Ken Loudon
2003 - Fletcher Bootle
2002 - Bridget Hennigar
2001 - Helen Rice
2000 - Michael O'Connor
1999 - Terry Tissington
1998 - Joe Stepaniuk, Ken Rivers
1997 - Pete Merlo
1996 - Robin Schneider
1995 - Clem Collins


Business Citizen of the Year Award

Established in 1995, this award recognizes an individual for outstanding business accomplishment in the previous year. This award is presented to a Chamber member business owner who has contributed not only to the business community of the greater Grande Prairie area, but also contributed something in the way of community efforts or volunteer contributions. In short, it's awarded to a member individual who has tirelessly gone to great lengths to make the greater Grande Prairie area an attractive place to live and establish a business.


2017 - Cliff Turner

2016 - Pat Carlson

2015 - Don Gnatiuk
2014 - Bob Martens
2013 - Cyril Gurevitch, QC
2012 - Dr. Brenda Millar
2011 - Jim & Maryhelen Boccioletti
2010 - Stewart Wilson
2009 - Henry Hamm
2008 - Glenn and Judy Keddie
2007 - Grant Menzies
2006 - Bob Pomeroy
2005 - Al Side
2004 - Ric and Penni Peterson
2003 - Tom Shields
2002 - Ken Sargent
2001 - Paul Evaskevich
2000 - Brian Nash
1999 - Pat Garrett
1998 - Wayne Patterson
1997 - Roy Bickel
1996 - Bill Bowes
1995 - Tom Thompson & Canada Games Volunteers


Above & Beyond Award

This award is presented when special circumstances present themselves, in which a member business or business person goes 'above and beyond'. This may include, but is not limited to, a business or individual that has acted with compassion in responding to a need within the community, or provided commendable community service that makes the community a better place to live and work.


2017 - Shawna Miller

2016 - Bridget Hennigar

2015 - Marilyn Cramer
2013 - Mike O'Connor
2012 - Trenton Perrott
2011 - Debbie Reid President, and all 2010 Arctic Winter Games Volunteers
2010 - Victoria's Attic
2007 - Canadian Tire


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