A local business has been nominated at the provincial level for two Alberta Business Awards of Distinction.
Dry Canyon Collectables, operated by Lynn and Mike Fabrick, learned they have been nominated for the Alberta Small Business Award of Distinction and the Arts and Culture Award of Distinction.
Nominations closed at the end of October, and now the winner will be selected from the finalists.
Lynn says at this point, she does not know who nominated the business. She says they learned of the nomination through an email, stating, “Congratulations Dry Canyon Collectables, you have made a significant impression on someone, enough for them to nominate you for one or more of our awards.”
Lynn is humble.
“Whoever nominated us, it is just a great honour. They know who they are, and we thank them,” said Lynn.
Dry Canyon Collectables has been a fixture in downtown Drumheller for five and half years, offering a unique shopping experience. Lynn has been previously nominated for the Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction in 2015. In 2013, they spearheaded a campaign to support close by first nation communities following the flood.
“Education, that’s important for us,’ said Lynn.
It has been a busy season for the Fabricks and the store. Along with maintaining the beautiful store and gallery promoting primarily local, Alberta and Western Canadian collectables, celebrating first nation arts, they were the primary drivers to bring a powwow to Drumheller on Canada Day. They managed to raise funds through inspiring the community to support the event.
The Fabricks were just awarded the Arts, Culture and Community Award at the Drumheller Business Awards of Excellence.
The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction were founded in 1992 and were originally presented by the Alberta Government. In 1996, the Alberta Chamber of Commerce took over the management and presentation of the awards. The winner will be presented at a gala in Edmonton on March 8, 2018.