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Posted: January 22, 2018

Mike Adams presented Citizen of the Year honour

It was a packed house with few dry eyes, from laughter and crying, Jan. 19 when the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce presented its 45th annual Citizen of the Year honour to Mike Adams.

Past citizens of the year in attendance with Mike Adams, holding plaque. At back from left: Jason Wheeldon, Marlene and Steve Hudock, Skip Fennessy, Frank Vanden Broek, Rick Jensen, Al Davis. Front from left: Bud Abbott, Karin Penner, Mike Adams, Nella Rounsville and Dorial Davis.


A founding member of JCI Kootenay, among his many community volunteer exploits, Adams was warmly feted and roasted by friends and peers during a celebration dinner and dance at the Heritage Inn and Conference Centre.

Mike and Tracy Adams with their four daughters.


Please check out the videos below for more on the evening and Mike.

Mikayla, Julia, Maddison and Cassidy Adams nailed a hilarious tribute to their father.


Mike Adams with current and past JCI Kootenay members.

Lead image: Karin Penner, the 44th Cranbrook Citizen of the Year present’s Mike Adams with a new plaque. The original plaque is complete, with 44 names engraved on it. Mike Adams is the first name on the plaque, with 43 more names to be added from now to the 2060s. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photos

Photos and video by Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW


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