Hats Off Gala 2010

Delta Chamber of Commerce salutes finalists and winners in the 11th Annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on November 19, 2010.


Photos courtesy of Chung Chow, Delta Optimist photographer

Hats Off finalists and award sponsors

Looking back 100 years to the start of the Delta Board of Trade -- the theme for the gala

Hats Off Committee organizer Kirstin Carley and her hubby caught strolling down Delta Street in Ladner a century ago

Al and Phyllis Wawryk receive the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award from Delta Optimist Publisher Lori Chalmers

Troy Hannafin, of M and J Woodcrafts Ltd, (right) receives the Business of the Year Award from Eastlink Regional Manager Wayne Rothenberger

Allan Baydala spoke on behalf of the main event sponsor and Platinum annual Chamber sponsor, Port Metro Vancouver

The South Delta Leader newspaper was well represented

Rising Star Award finalist Candice Miller (left) chats with mother of fellow finalist Ashley Rempel (right)

Business of the Year Award finalist Michael Renwick interviewed for Delta TV

Del Westfall, of Delta Fire and Emergency Services, receives the Employee Extraordinaire Award from South Delta Leader Publisher Chrissie Bowker

Delta Chamber Events Manager Amelia Vine and Hats Off Awards Nominations Chair Rod Winning pose with two of 20 Pots of Gold

Candice Miller, of Pony Pals Stables, receives the Rising Star Award from Vancity Tsawwassen Branch Manager Michelle Laviolette

Delta Chamber Chair John Appleby welcomes and thanks gala guests

Envision Financial Ladner Branch Manager Kay Gandham presents Volunteer of the Year Award to Murray Bond

Delta Councillor Scott and Mrs. Hamilton catch up with the past in the person of Delta Chamber Executive Director Peter Roaf

The Delta TV and Eastlink team have made many contributions to the gala and the Delta Chamber overall

Auctioning two bicycles contributed by Delta Bike Company

Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington on her new red classic bike

Delta Chamber Director "Yard Nards," who will contribute three hours of yard work, are auctioned off

Delta Chamber Director Ian Tait served as our Master of Ceremonies

The winner of the Delta Chamber Board's wheelbarrow full of "refreshments" gets a hand lightening the load from Chamber Chair John Appleby

Delta Chamber Past President Bob Ferguson with a table centrepiece

Definitely not a pasttime of a century ago

  • Platinum Sponsors
    • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Silver Sponsors
    • Alpha Aviation
    • Delta Lands Group
    • Grosvenor
    • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Polygon
    • Terminal Systems
    • Westshore Terminals
  • Gold Sponsors
    • Century Group
    • Delta Cable
  • Media Sponsors
    • Delta TV
    • Delta Optimist
    • South Delta Leader