One of the ways the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce serves the community is by providing the community an opportunity to recognize leading citizens, groups and businesses with annual awards.
A committee of chamber members select the recipients from the nominations submitted and presents them with awards at the chamber’s annual Awards and Installation Gala.
The 23rd annual Awards and Installation Gala will be held tomorrow, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. The event is sold out. To be placed on the waiting list, contact Alison Burrafato at the chamber at 951-244-6124.
Dave McCrory will serve as this year’s emcee. Dignitaries attending the event include city officials, members of the POA board, representatives from Senator Jeff Stone’s office, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez and EVMWD Director Darcy Burke.
Event sponsors include CR&R, Sports Stop Bar & Grill, Canyon Cowboy and Caregiver Provider Inc. The Community Award Sponsors include Southern California Edison, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Pack Wrap & Post, Sports Stop Bar & Grill and Jordan and Jennie Ehrenkranz.
This year’s recipients include a publisher, council member, Englishwoman, honor student and a club that provides entertainment for the community. They are as follows:
Business of the Year: The Friday Flyer
This award is for a chamber member that provides exemplary customer service and superior products while supporting the Canyon Lake business community.
Organization of the Year: Fine Arts Guild
This award is for a nonprofit organization or association whose programs of work have made a positive impact on the community.
Volunteer of the Year: Lyne Hall
This award is for an individual who has made a significant difference in the community through volunteerism.
Citizen of the Year: Jordan Ehrenkranz
This award is for an individual who has enhanced the quality of life in Canyon Lake through outstanding community involvement.
Youth of the Year: Ryan Hosking
This award is for a Canyon Lake student who has exhibited academic excellence while being involved in the community and participating in school activities.