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Sixty years after launching Delta’s Citizen of the Year Award in 1951, the Delta Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its 2011 Hats Off to Excellence Awards. Business and community leaders from a wide range of backgrounds have been selected for recognition in five categories. The three finalists in each category are: • Citizen of the Year Award: Someone who provided extraordinary service to the community of Delta, conducted their life with integrity and who stands out amongst their peers. Finalists: Carlene Lewall, Jim Stimson and Barbara Wallick. • Volunteer Service Award: Delta resident of any age who has volunteered a great deal of time and efforts to a Delta organization. Finalists: Valerie

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Easingwood, Steve Grant and Anne Murray. • Rising Star Award: Somebody who has owned and operated a Delta business for at least one year and under five years, achieved a certain degree of financial stability through business performance and has achieved success and growth potential, been involved in new economic activities, innovation and community activity. Finalists: Yvonne and David Anderson, Sarah Gallop and Lydia Ryall. • Business of the Year Award: A business that has reached a significant new level, established new technology, broken into a new market or has integrated sustainability into business objectives, strategies, plans and functions. Finalists: West Coast Seeds (Mark MacDonald), Augustine House (Tanya Snow) and Redi-Strip Metal Cleaning (Therese Arseneau).

• Special Events & Tourism Award: A Delta-based tourism business or activity that has delivered a quality product or service, contributing to the image, sustainability and professionalism of Delta, and has demonstrated an effective marketing program and superior ability to successfully satisfy visitor expectations through outstanding service. Finalists: South Delta Jazz Festival (Stephen Robb), Ladner Bandfest (Curt Janzen) and Summerfest (Terry Bremner). The finalists will be recognized and the winners announced at the annual Hats Off to Excellence Gala on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. “The committee would like to thank the citizens of Delta for their participation in nominating the worthy candidates for this year’s Excellence Awards,” said Rod Winning, nominations committee chair.

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