Oct 14, 2023

Business Excellence Award 2023- List of Nominees

We received an overwhelming amount of nominations. Thank you to everyone that took a moment to show our outstanding local businesses, services and residents their appreciation. An independent panel of judges will choose a winner per category. Winners will be announced during the 2023 Business Excellence Awards Nights. Tickets can still be purchased until Friday, October 20 at 4pm. To purchase your ticket, either following this link or do so in person at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Thank you to all our sponsors for your support.


Business Leaders

  • Roger Toews, Tim Horton’s
  • Lorne & Jennifer Selbee, Clearwater Home Hardware
  • Doug Borrow, Borrow Enterprises
  • Chrystal Augustine, Living in Love Events

Citizen of the Year

  • Kalen Jones, Gateway Grill & Catering
  • Guy Holland, Clearwater Fire Dept.
  • Daniela Wiunig, Clearwater Medical Centre **
  • Heather MacLennan, MacLennan Farms
  • Linda Selbee & Pearl Broswick
  • Barb Coates & Ryan Wilkes
  • Dennis Greffard Bigfoot Trading Co.

Large Business of the Year

  • Doug Borrow Borrow Enterprises **
  • Wells Gray Inn
  • Kal Tire **
  • Clearwater Home Hardware
  • AJ Bachhal, Best Western Plus Gateway to the Falls

Retailer Excellence

  • Michelle, Clearwater Pharmasave
  • Alana, Old Town Gift Shoppe
  • Flo, Mystic Dreams
  • Maveric Northcott, Wells Gray Outfitters **
  • Travis Jordan, Wells Gray Inn
  • Clearwater Home Hardware

Entrepreneur & Innovation Award

  • Adam Nelson, Trophy Mountain Contracting Ltd
  • Chrystal Augustine Living In Love Events
  • Cass & AJ Bachhal, Quality Inn/ Best Western
  • Kalen Jones
  • Old Town Gift Shoppe
  • Kris Olson, Wild Flour Cafe

Farmgate / Agriculture

  • Warren MacLennan, MacLennan Farms
  • Ian Moiliet, Aveley Sheep Farm
  • Kyler & Sylvia Miller, Knowwhere Farms
  • Jane & Jay Krickan Two Crows Farm ***

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Will Robinson, Hop’n Hog
  • Kenneth McKay, Interior Whitewater Expeditions
  • Alix Genn & Scott Sych, Backcountry Bowl **
  • AJ Bachhal, Best Western Plus Gateway to the Falls
  • Cassandra Bachhal, Quality Inn & Suites

New Business; Rising Star

  • Chrystal Augustine Living In Love Events ***
  • Michelle Baker Mountainside Adventures ***
  • Jane Krickan, Two Crows Farm
  • Lindsey Lea, Lindsey Lea Tattoo
  • Maveric Northcott, Wells Gray Outfitters ****
  • Ally Mac Beauty & Brawn Co.

Small Business of the Year

  • Caitlin McIntosh, Caitlin McIntosh Mortgages
  • Maveric Northcott, Wells Gray Outfitters
  • Meira Larose, Cedar Haven Resort
  • Alix Genn & Scott Sych, Backcountry Bowl
  • Jessica Walker, Essence Day Spa
  • Double R Pizza
  • Alana Menzel, Old Town Gift Shoppe
  • Laurie Marsh, Mutts Boarding and Doggy Daycare
  • Dennis Greffard, Bigfoot Trading Co.

Trade & Services Excellence

  • Sean Dawson, Aspen Auto Services
  • Robin Hulke, The Grooming Shop
  • Scott Thomas, Kal Tire
  • Kal Tire
  • Dr. Kara Perdue
  • Hazel Dowds, Hazel’s Housing
  • Richard Bordeleau, R. Bordeleau Construction Ltd.
  • Matt Edwards, Edwards Concrete Solutions
  • Jamie Wilkinson, Snapline Construction Ltd
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