Cornwall Ontario — The 2014 Seeker Awards gala celebrated the four year anniversary of The Seeker newspaper founded by Mai-Liss Renaud and Julia Lucio and it also celebrated the accomplishments of many amazing people in our community.
Before the dinner many people had their photos taken by Jason Setnyk outside on the patio of the Cornwall Golf and Country Club.
The sold out dinner was accompanied by an entertaining and delightful performance by the Powell School of Dance. (Photo of Julia and Mai-Liis and photo of Powell School of Dance by Carol Grant).
Here are your SEEKER AWARDS 2014 Winners:
Home Based Business of the year – Mobile Gamers
New Business of the year – Mocktails
Existing Business of the year – The Port Theatre
Visual Artist of the year – Jason McNamara
Musical Artist of the year – Tracy Lalonde
Performing Artist of the year – Jimmy Malyon
Literary artist of the year of the year – Ashley Marsh
Athlete of the year – Tony Luis
Seeker Contributor of the year – Carol Grant
Volunteer of the year – Bill Makinson
The other top nominees for volunteer of the year (Rodney Rivette, Carilyn Hebert, and Jody Archambault) were then called to stage and presented with a special award. Each received a Seeker clock, and engraved on it was “Thank you for your time”. From business owners, to artists, to athletes, to volunteers, there are many amazing people who make up our community.
After the awards ceremony many people stayed for the charity casino and for the dance party DJ’d by Sheldon Grant.
“The Seeker would like to congratulate all of last night’s winner and nominees. You are all winners in our eyes, we just don’t have the funds to give you all an award But you are all so deserving of one! Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors, you guys rock! We keep doing this every year because you keep offering your support. Thank you to all of you who showed up! We hope you had a great time! See you all next year, for the FIFTH ANNUAL SEEKERS CHOICE AWARDS!” -The Seeker Team