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City Council Meeting Nov 19, 2018

City Council had only one meeting this past Monday.
It began with Service Awards being handed out to two members of the local Fire Department. The largest item was the Update from the Recovery Manager, Graham Watt.

The highlights of the meeting:

The meeting:


Award presentations COUNCIL REPORTS Verbal Update - Local Travel and Remuneration Discussion RDKB REPORT Amendment of funding approval for DMAF grant application from $200,000 to a maximum of $250,000 Recovery Update Memo and Presentation QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA


Business Excellence and Community Volunteer Appreciation Awards

141017_small_biz_posterEach year in October Community Futures Boundary celebrates Small Business Week with Awards to local businesses and individuals. The awards are in a number of categories and the nominees for them come from people in the community. This year they were joined by The Boundary Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Grand Forks.

The local MLA Linda Larson was on hand to show her support – she has a small business background after all. On behalf of the city the Mayor handed out a number of awards appreciating volunteers from the community. Around 200 people were on hand to share in the festivities.

The categories and recipients

Award Recipient Sponsor
Business – Service Excellence Jazzercize Boundary Country
Regional Chamber of Commerce
Manufacturing / Industrial Excellence Roxul Industries Boundary Country
Regional Chamber of Commerce
Retail Excellence Neighbours Computers Black Press
Trade Services Excellence Dandy Plumbing & Gas Fitting Black Press
Family Friendly Business Gallery 2 Phoenix Foundation
of the Boundary Communities
Green Business Gaia Green Products Ltd. Boundary Sentinel
Community Impact Whispers of Hope
Benevolence Association
Black Press
Individual Service Excellence Greg Startchuk Community Futures Boundary
Business Of The Year The Wooden Spoon Bistro
& Bake Shop
Community Futures Boundary

Recipients of certificates of appreciation from the City were Lee Dergousoff, Rick Friesen, Judith Lloyd, Derek Taylor, Shannon Profili, Bud Alcock. Joan Thomas. and William Calley

You can watch the compete show below


Community Futures Boundary

Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce

Black Press

Boundary Sentinel

Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities

Thanks to Nik Green of Global Authority for graciously sharing video recordings with us.

2013 Small Business and Community Awards

Community Futures Boundary hosted the Small Business and Community Awards during their Open House Thursday Oct 24 at the Grand Forks Curling Rink. This catered event was free and open to the public and nearly 100 people from the local business, government and NGO community were in attendance. Wendy McCulloch emceed the event while Sandy Elzinga hosted the awards portion. Our local Member of Legislature, Linda Larson, also put in a brief appearance.

Each year the awards are given out in connection with Small Business Week. 11 awards were given out: 2 internal to the Community Futures network and 9 to the community at large.
While the categories are chosen beforehand the nominations and voting are up to the public.

This unique experience for me – coming out to cover an event and then becoming part of that event. (I got one of the awards)

The Awards and their winners:

Business Service Excellence Award

Jogas Espresso Café


Retail Excellence Award

Thistle Pot Gifts


Family Friendly Business Award

Bored Room Bistro


Youth Entrepreneur Award

Maxwell Nicholson

Green Business Award

Kettle Valley Waste Ltd.

Individual Service Excellence Award

Cyndi Zibin

Community Impact Award

Grand Forks Hospital Auxiliary

Community Volunteer of the Year Award

Les Johnson

Business of the Year Award

Morrissey Creek Building Supplies

The two internal awards went to:

  • Community Futures Network Volunteer Award – Daniel Drexler
  • Financial Management Excellence – Lori Gruen

NOTE – correction: in the video the name of Bored Room Bistro is incorrectly spelled Board Room Bistro.