2017 Port Hardy Business Excellence Awards Gala highlights

Businesses from throughout Port Hardy celebrated at the Kwa’lilas Hotel.

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce Board presented the 2017 Chamber Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, September 30th at the Kwa’lilas Hotel in Port Hardy.

The evening events included an oyster bar and silent auction and performance by Yaxwadzawe’ “Dancing on Copper”.

Dinner was served at 7:00 and the awards presentation followed at 8:00 pm.

The Chamber had a record 75 nominees in nine award categories.

And the winners are….

1. Hardy Bay Drugstore for Workplace of the Year & Customer Service Excellence

2. Lil’Amigos Daycare for Micro Business of the Year

3. Hardy Bay Senior Citizen Society for Non-profit of the Year.

4. Tex Electric for New Business of the Year

5. The Return-It-Centre for Green Business of the Year.

6. Cove Adventure Tours for Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year.

7. Sporty’s Bar and Grill for Best Food.

8. North Island Veterinary Hospital for Business of the Year.

Check out the photo gallery of the evening below:


TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Traditional dances to begin the night of festivities.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS The event kicks off with cocktail hour.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS A silent auction table featuring business from Port Hardy.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS More fun at the bar!

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Delicious food was provided for the attendees during the gala.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Ivan and Jennifer DeToro were all smiles.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Bonnie Bergeron accepts the NewBusiness of the Year Award for Tex Electric.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Adam from Hardy Bay Drug Store accepts the Green Business of the Year award on behalf of Rod Inglis from the Return-It-Centre.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Kristina and Kevin from Cove Adventure Tours accept the award for Tourism Business of the Year.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Hardy Bay Senior Citizen Society accepts the award for Non-profit of the Year.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Lisa Harrison accepts Micro Business of the Year on behalf of Lil Amigos Daycare.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Adam from Hardy Bay Drugstore accepts the award for Customer Service Excellence.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Alfons from Sporty’s Bar and Grill accepts the award for Best Food.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTOS Elizabeth Aman-Hume accepts the Business of the Year award on behalf of North Island Veterinary Hospital.

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