Congratulations, Mike and Lynn Frabrick! The owners of Dry Canyon Collectibles in Drumheller have been nominated for a couple of major Alberta business awards.
"We've been nominated for the Arts and Culture and the Small Business Awards of Distinction," related Mike Fabrick. "We're not sure who nominated us, but we are quite thankful because we've put a lot of work into having a shop that promotes arts and culture and local experiences."
The Fabricks also made headlines this past summer when they hosted an aboriginal powwow behind the Badlands Community Facility on July 1.
"It was an outstanding success. We weren't sure how it would go for being a first time event, but it was well attended both with performers and the audience," recalled Fabrick. "Everybody came away with such positive feelings from it; right now we're in the process of going ahead with year two of our powwow."
"We found with putting on our first powwow that Drumheller was an integral setting for meeting of the tribes in this end of the world," noted Fabrick. "They would come and celebrate and this was a place of peace, so we want to bring that back to the valley."
The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction will be presented next March. The Fabricks claimed another honour in October when they were presented with the Arts, Culture and Community Award at the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards gala.
Canalta, which calls Drumheller home, also received a Business Award of Distinction in the category of Marketing.
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