The Simcoe & District Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on November 6 was certainly a memorable event. Norfolk Sunrise members were well represented, both in the audience and on stage.

Congratulations to the following noteworthy celebs:


·   Mark Boerkamp, as our newest Paul Harris Fellow

·   Paul Zorad, recipient of the Bell Communication Innovation Award

·   Ross Gowan, director of Norfolk Mutual Insurance, recipient of the Outstanding Business Achievement Award

·   Yvonne DiPietro, General Manager, for pulling off another superb event

·   Ron McClure, who presented the Special Recognition Award to Jeff Hansen representing Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke

It truly was a wonderful event. The food was superb, catered by Chris Devlin, and emcee Sue Downs kept the evening running smoothly.  

Of course the unsung hero was Yvonne, quietly in control in the background.  Thanks, Yvonne, and the Chamber Board, for assisting Norfolk Sunrise to use the Chamber’s flagstone event to honour Mark!