The Drum Cafe will be bringing its high-energy

The Drum Cafe will be bringing its high-energy

Ticket sales going well for Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards

The 18th annual event is fast approaching, and ticket sales will end Nov. 12

Tickets are selling well to Abbotsford’s premier business event, but your opportunity to pick some up ends Nov. 12.

The 18th annual Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards are fast approaching, and according to event coordinator Carole Jorgensen, about 350 tickets have already been sold. She’s confident the organization will reach its 500-plus goal by next week.

The event is always a popular draw in the business community, and the largest in the region, regularly attracting more than 500 people. This year’s event will be held at Tradex on Nov. 20 and will recognize businesses and owners who stand out from the crowd in 11 categories. A total of 91 nominees have been listed.

The entertainment for this year is Vancouver’s Drum Cafe, which is making a return to Abbotsford after a six-year absence. This high-energy group is Canada’s premier interactive drumming company, and includes the audience in its shows by handing out small drums for each attendee.

“They’re amazing,” said Jorgensen. “It’s energetic and fun.”

Tickets are selling for $68 per person, or $520 (plus GST) for a table of eight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event ends at 9:30 p.m. To purchase tickets call 604-859-9651.

Following is the list of the categories and nominees.


• Home Based Business Excellence (sponsored by RDM Lawyers LLP)

Go Mac

Heidi Turner, Writer

Securities Services

Theresa Chevalier Creative Services

Tina’s Daycare


• Retailer Excellence (sponsored by Prospera Credit Union)

Abbotsford Paint & Decorating Centre Inc.

Champagne & Lace

Launch Menswear

Say it with Cake


Timemaster Jewellers Ltd.

Valley Sleep Centre & Furniture Gallery


• Manufacturing & Production Excellence (sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada)

Gesundheit Bakery Ltd.

Magnum Trailer & Equipment Inc.

Vanderpol’s Eggs Ltd.


• Agricultural & Agri-Business Excellence (sponsored by TD Bank)

Commercial Banking

Abbotsford Farm & Country Market

Clearbrook Grain & Milling

Homestead Nursery/and

KPD Consulting Ltd. dba Manure Systems Inc.

Krahn Group

Willow View Farms


• Consumer Services Excellence (sponsored by Sevenoaks Shopping Centre)

Abby Locksmith Ltd.

BrainFood Group

Cameron Wilson-RBC Dominion Securities

Clearbrook Animal Hospital

Clearwest Solutions Inc.

Dance In Motion

Fraserglen Golf Course and Training Centre

Fusion Hair Design & Esthetics

Innovative Fitness

Jojo’s Fish & Chips Bana Restaurant

Just About Pets Wei/ness Centre

Medora Dental Care

Mitch Miller’s Canadian Grill

RDM Lawyers LLP

Ricardo’s Pizza

Sunrise Toyota

The Scruffy Tail Pet Food & Supplies Ltd.

Vi-La Palace Vietnamese Restaurant


• Business Services Excellence (sponsored by Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre)

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association

Ace Tank Services

Blancco Canada

FirstPage Marketing

Marcus Ortner-Personal Real Estate Corporation

Ocean Stationery & Office Supplies


• Eric Vanderham Young Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford)

Abbotsford Matsqui Rotary Club

Adi Desai

Cherri-Anne Williams

Sophia Suderman

Vik Moudgill


• Non-Profit Organization of the Year (sponsored by Baker Newby LLP)

Abbotsford Arts Council

Abbotsford Community Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

FH Canada

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Mennonite Central Committee BC

MSA Museum Society

St. John Ambulance Abbotsford Branch

Talia ‘s Closet

The Reach Gallery Museum

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope


• New Business of the Year (sponsored by Tradex)

Badesha & Narang Notaries

Bosley’s Pet Food Plus

Chantel Funk Design Inc.

Energy Tech Ventures

Jelly Marketing Inc.

Kealy Beverage Company Inc.

KP Fitness Studio

Megabulk Foods

Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa

Mexico Sabroso

Parallel Yoga

Redemption Salon

Spruce Collective

Sunsera Salons

The Book Man

Twigz Creations


• Established Business of the Year (1-19 employees) (sponsored by KPMG Enterprise)

181 on the List Promotion Inc.

Barr Plastics Inc.

Cascadia Chiropractic Centre

Ears Hearing Clinic

Kosmetae Academy of Spa Aesthetics & Hair Design

Power Hydraulics Corp.

Re!Max Little Oak Realty

She’s My Florist

The Goddess Movement

The Tent Guys Rentals Ltd.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters Abbotsford


• Established Business of the Year (20+ Employees) (sponsored by The Abbotsford News)

Columbia Cabinets Ltd.

Crystal Vision Hearing Centre

Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

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