Celebration of Excellence

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

The 2020 Celebration of Excellence will take place Thursday, June 11 at the Badlands Community Facility. The following awards are handed out:

*Rotary Awards: Most Courteous Employee, Citizen of the Year, and Male and Female Athlete of the Year

*Town of Drumheller Badlands Scholarship

*Drumheller FCSS Youth Leaders of Tomorrow:  2 students in grades 7-9 and 2 students in grades 10-12

*Chamber Awards (aka the Business Excellence Awards)- Small and Large Business of the Year, Most Promising New Business, Arts, Culture and Community Award, Diversity Leadership Award, and Business Professional of the Year Award

*Travel Drumheller- Tourism Excellence Award

Nominations will open in early 2020.


Tickets to the event are $45 each and are available for purchase at SJ Fashions, Centre Street Insurance, the Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall. *Seating is assigned only for sponsors, dignitaries, and those that purchase a full table (8 tickets).

The semi-formal evening will feature cocktails and dinner followed by the awards presentation. 

5:00pm ~ Cocktails
6:00pm~ Dinner and Awards




Thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 Celebration of Excellence:



Canalta           ATB



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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
  • Large Business of the Year: Boston Pizza
  • 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

2015 Business Excellence Award Winners:

  • Arts, Culture & Community Award: Western GM
  • Diversity Leadership Award: McDonalds
  • Most Promising New Business: Ivy's Awesome Kitchen & Bistro
  • Small Business of the Year: Bold Efexx
  • Large Business of the Year: Reality Bytes Inc. 
  • Business Professional of the Year: John Shoff, of Reality Bytes Inc.

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