Celebrating local excellence
The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards of Excellence gala at the Memorial Centre hall on Thursday night. The often humorous, sometimes poignant evening celebrated the community’s best and brightest and struck an optimistic tone about Brockville’s future despite the challenges ahead. And as always, the hall and its occupants were dressed to the nines.
Some winners brought large numbers of people to the stage, including Business of the Year Boardwalk Dental.
Lynda Cavanagh, community coordinator at the Brockville and Area Special Olympics, reacts with delight at her organization winning the Community Excellence Award.
The Thousand Islands Jazz Trio, from left Doug Dillon, Alan Ogborne and Roger Wooller, provide entertainment during dinner.
JRfm announcer Bruce Wylie pays tribute to his late program director, Greg Hinton, at the end of Thursday night's Awards of Excellence gala.
Nathalie Lavergne, at a loss for words after winning Small Business of the Year, glances back at Spitfire Cafe co-owner Amund Christensen.