Community invited to chamber’s Awards Gala


The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to all residents to its 22nd annual Awards Gala and Installation of Officers Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge.

This year’s theme is “Sail into Success” and will honor Community Award honorees in the categories of Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year, Organization of the Year and Business of the Year.

Riverside County 1st District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries will install the chamber’s 2018 Board of Directors: Matthew Svendsen, president; Barry Walker, first vice president; Jim Randle, past president; Jennie Ehrenkranz, treasurer; Debby Gagnon, secretary; Dolores Badillo, director; Mike Irvin, director; Jeanne O’Dell, director; Ria Riley, director.

Tickets are $45 and include salad, sides and choice of NY steak, chicken marsala, or seared salmon with bread. Attendees are asked to RSVP on or before Monday, Feb. 12. To RSVP, contact Alison Burrafato at 951-844-6124 or

Sponsorship opportunities are available. The chamber is seeking prizes, such as gift certificates, event tickets and gift baskets, for its opportunity drawing. The donation deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15. Donations may be dropped off at the chamber office, 31658 Railroad Canyon Rd., or at Pack, Wrap and Post in the Canyon Lake Towne Center.

Funds raised from the opportunity drawing help promote the chamber’s programs and events throughout the year.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and individuals organized to encourage a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting and advancing the community, civic, cultural and educational development of the Canyon Lake area while providing a valuable forum for issues affecting local commerce and the general well-being of the community.