For many years, the Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Citizen of the Year award to honour a resident for outstanding service to our community. The Chamber presents the worthy recipient with a personal plaque at the annual May Days event, which has been celebrated each year since 1892.
In addition to the personal plaque, there is also a beautiful laser etched granite perpetual plaque on display at the Village of Kaslo office, listing all previous Citizens of the Year.
Each year, the Chamber receives many nominations from community members who wish to see their favourite citizen be recognized for selfless service to the community.
The Chamber looks for individuals who have demonstrated a high level of local involvement over the years, a generous and selfless spirit, and a strong sense of community. The award typically goes to someone whose good deeds are not well known, simply done inconspicuously to help make life in our small mountain community a better place for all of us.
Nominations are solicited each spring and awards have been presented by the Chamber each year since 1986, and occasionally in earlier years.
The Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce is in the process of introducing a Business Excellence Award to honour local businesses that demonstrates outstanding business achievement in the Kaslo area. The awards will honour businesses excellence, customer service excellence, and leadership. Noteworthy community contributions will also be taken into consideration.
The objectives of the Business award are:
Winning businesses will be presented with a Business of the Year certificate for display on their premises, will have their business name added to the Business of the Year plaque, and will receive a free one-year Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce membership. Details and nomination forms will be available on this website.