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Posted: August 24, 2018

Kootenay Game Changer nominees announced

From the Columbia Valley to the Elk Valley: Game Changing community members
will be honoured at Awards Gala on September 22.

Kootenay Game Changer nominations have been closed and nominated individuals, groups, and organizations have been contacted. All of the nominees will each be honoured at the September 22nd Gala at the St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, with one nominee from each category receiving special acknowledgment.

The Kootenay Game Changer Awards are a collaboration of local media (e-KNOW, Cranbrook Townsman, Kimberley Bulletin, Fernie Free Press, Total Country B104, 102.9 The Drive, GO Cranbrook, GO Kimberley, and Fernie Fix Magazine) to honour individuals around the Kootenays.

Each nominee will be treated to dinner at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, thanks to a Gipman Kitchens & Cabinetry and the many local business sponsors; as well as St. Eugene graciously hosting the event. Guests will enjoy a Kootenay style dinner served by St. Eugene Executive Chef, Aaron Day; while they enjoy the musical talents of local musician Darin Welch.

The Kootenay Game Changers Gala is on September 22, at the St. Eugene Resort.

HEALTH & WELLNESS GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Peak Family Dental Centre

Shenoa Runge
Abi & Mike Moore
Brad Robison
Livia Lara

EDUCATION GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Leanne M Goddard Chartered Professional Accountant

Jayme Farnan
Danielle Gibson
Amore Tolfree
Frank Lento

PROTECTIVE SERVICES GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Pacific Coastal Airlines

Tammy Pocha
Cst. Erin Stevenson
Blaze Dobson

FOOD & AGRICULTURE GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Cranbrook Flooring Ltd.

Jessy & Rhianna Embury
Fernie Fresh Food Share
Sophie Larsen
Jill Bentley Lobban

ARTS & CULTURE GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by ʔaq̓am First Nation

James Neve
Cranbrook Multicultural Society
Cranbrook Community Theatre
Natalie Skokan

FIRST NATIONS GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Teck Coal Ltd.

Deb Whitehead
Street Angels
Bonnie Harvey
Patricia Gilhuily

OUTDOORS & ENVIRONMENT GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Tipi Mountain Eco-Cultural Services Ltd.

Rocke Robertson
Outdoor Connections
Todd Hebert
Skookum Adventures

SPORTS & RECREATION GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Isaac Hockley Real Estate

Key City Gymnastics
Mike Robinson
Melanie & Rick McFarlane
Shonna Murphy

TOURISM GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse

Jikke Gyorki
George Freitag
Michelle Forbes
Mike McPhee

UNSUNG HERO GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust

Dave Miller
Cindy Postnikoff
Josh Aldrich
Allan Watson

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT GAME CHANGER
Sponsored by Rachelle Langlois – Sun Life Financial Advisor

Corette Harrington
Al Miller
Karin Penner
Kim Lutz


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