Tree of Lights!

lights4A long time wish of the Community Association was to start a “Tree of Lights” project.  A hearty group of volunteers braved the wind and spent the day hanging lights on a group of trees at the base of the Huckleberry Chair.

We used 500 feet of LED lights, a Genie 50 ft boom, and the skill and excitement of our volunteers! The lights and expenses were covered by the Community Association and Thank You to CMR for taking care of the power requirements!

Special thanks to Kevin and Michele, Dennis and Vicki, Monica, and Brian and Judy.  Many more had volunteered but because of the lack of equipment to rent on the weekends we had to complete this during the week.  Us retired folks stepped up!

Look for upcoming opportunities to participate in future lighting projects.

Pincher Creek Chamber of Commerce Awards

Castle Mountain Large Business of the Year
Pincher Creek Chamber of Commerce – 2018

On Friday October 19 the Pincher Creek Chambers of Commerce held their 23rd Annual Awards of Excellence.  These awards were nominated by the public and then voted on by following a list of criteria.

There were 10 different awards, 3 of which have very close ties to Castle.
First off there was the Large Business of the Year Award.  The award is given to a large business (10 or more employees) that shows outstanding community spirit and support and exhibits excellent customer service.  Out of a very strong group of businesses Castle Mountain Resort was the winner.  Dave McCleary, Wendy Ryan and Marie Cameron accepted on behalf of us all!
Wendy Ryan Environmental Stweartship Award
Wendy Ryan was nominated for the “Environmental Stewardship Award”. This award is given to a business organization or person who exemplifies significant innovation and attention to a wide range of environmental stewardship.  Areas of significance may include land, water, wildlife, air and environment.  No surprise, Wendy won!
The Fridge Creative Solutions New Business of the Y
The Fridge Creative Solutions was nominated for the New Business of the Year Award.  This is owned and run by our locals, Ward Armstrong and Katherine Seleski.  This is awarded to a business who opened their doors between November 2017 through to October 2018.  This business or organization shows outstanding community spirit and has become a positive addition to the business community in Pincher Creek.
The evening included cocktail hour,  the awards ceremony, dinner and dancing till the wee hours.  It was a exceptionally well done evening, delicious food, Master of Ceremonies by Sam Schofield, Music by the Chevelles.  I highly recommend this evening to our community next year!