Way to go Houston

I’m all about good food and dancing. And at the Business Excellence Awards on Oct. 22, I was not disappointed.

I’m all about good food and dancing. And at the Business Excellence Awards on Oct. 22, I was not disappointed.

The food was excellent, and the award ceremony was heartfelt and entertaining.

Careful detail was put into the planning and organization of this event thanks to the staff at the Houston chamber.

The tables were set elegantly, and the seating was well thought out so no matter which way you turned, you were catching up with an old friend, or sharing laughs with a stranger.

Above all, it was special to witness the way everyone at the hall cheered as they watched their peers and fellow community members receive awards.

To me, the most memorable was the way the hall echoed like thunder as people clapped and whistled, honouring Sanj Sadhir receiving Business Person of the Year. And the sincerity felt by Constable Ryan Hobbs, a very new member to Houston, as he thanked the community for receiving Young Citizen of the Year.

There were so many incredible people and businesses recognized that night for their hard work and contribution to Houston.To be a part of it was an honour all its own.

For a community that has suffered so much, that is still in the depths of recovery, nothing brings people together quite like an event that shows appreciation for its residents.

Dancing helps too.

It was easy to spot the people that were itching to dance once the music started, I was one of them.

We were like chickens bobbing our heads up and down searching for the feed. It didn’t us long to cluck together on the dance floor.

Let me tell you, Houstoneers know how to dance!

A great set list of music brought out a variety of dance moves and people to the floor. From air guitars to fancy foot work, and salsa to break dancing. We even had an officer dancing!

On behalf of Houston Today and Black Press I would like to congratulate all the nominees and thank the Houston chamber and the sponsors on the success of such a well collaborated event of bringing Houston together.

 

Just Posted

CN train derails near New Hazelton

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved

Houston introduces Change program

Program offers lifestyle intervention to patients with metabolic syndrome

Nearly $500,000 available for internships with First Nations government

Funds announced through partnership with Northern Development and Government of Canada

Property sales up in Houston in 2017

Average selling price of single-family homes has also increased

Alexandra Park, undeveloped wonderland

Alexandra Park is located behind the Houston Leisure Facility at the end… Continue reading

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Most Read