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Celebration of Excellence

The Celebration of Excellence is an annual awards event jointly hosted by the Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Drumheller, Travel Drumheller, and Town of Drumheller.

The 2022 Celebration of Excellence was held on Thursday, June 9th at the Badlands Community Facility.

Winners of the 2022 awards are:

Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
- Community Builder Award - MH Enterprises
- Employer of Choice - Freson Bros. Drumheller
- Most Promising New Business - Barney's Adventure Park
- Business Professional of the Year - Riverside Value Drug Mart
- Small Business of the Year - Drumheller Registries
- Large Business of the Year - Riverside Value Drug Mart

Travel Drumheller's Tourism Excellence Award - Valley Brewing

Rotary Club of Drumheller Awards
- Most Courteous Employee - Emma De Guzman
- Citizen of the Year - Fran Nargang
- Male Athlete of the Year - Grayden Ewing
- Female Athlete of the Year - Kate Messom

Drumheller Valley FCSS Awards
- Youth Leaders of Tomorrow (grade 7-9) - Carys Teske and Bram Gradiansah
- Youth Leaders of Tomorrow (grade 10-12) - Cadence Olbrich and Cassia Teske


Thank you to the sponsors of the 2022 Celebration of Excellence:

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors


2019 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Dry Canyon Collectables
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Drumheller Public Library
  • Most Promising New Business: Citizen Yoga
  • Small Business of the Year: The Faux Den
  • Large Business of the Year: Fountain Tire
2018 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Drumheller Salvation Army
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Boston Pizza
  • Most Promising New Business: Hoodoo Voodoo Cycle & Motorsports
  • Small Business of the Year: AMR Dance
  • Business Professional of the Year: Jason Blanke, 99.5 Drum FM
2017 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Dry Canyon Collectables
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Badlands Community Facility
  • Most Promising New Business: Escape This! Drumheller
  • Small Business of the Year: Sublime Food & Wine
  • Large Business of the Year: Western GM Drumheller
  • Business Professional of the Year: Dr. Rithesh Ram, Riverside Medical
2016 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Canadian Badlands Passion Play
  • Diversity Leadership Award: Drumheller A&W
  • Most Promising New Business: Red Deer River Adventures
  • Small Business of the Year: Sublime Food & Wine
  • Large Business of the Year: Riverside Value Drug Mart
  • Business Professional of the Year: Fred Makowecki, Image Crafter Signs
2014 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Rookie Business of the Year: Top Rocker Motorcycle Gear
  • Small Business of the Year: R&J Flowers
  • Medium Business of the Year: ATB Financial
  • Large Business of the Year: Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society
  • Business Professional of the Year: Summer Manca, Drumheller McDonalds
2013 Business Excellence Award Winners:
  • Employer of Choice: Atlas Coal Mine
  • Rookie Business of the Year: Lowleft Golf
  • Small Business of the Year: Sears
  • Medium Business of the Year: 99.5 Drum FM
  • Large Business of the Year: Freson Bros.
  • Business Professional of the Year: Linda Digby, Atlas Coal Mine