Blog Category: Awards of Excellence

2019 Not-for-Profit Excellence, Lakefield Literary Festival

The recipient of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Not-for-Profit Excellence Award is the Lakefield Literary Festival!

Lakefield’s literary heritage has been celebrated for 25 years while showcasing Canadian
authors and promoting the joy of reading. With a reputation for excellence the Festival and its
hometown have become known to literary enthusiasts and authors throughout the country.
Entirely volunteer run this incorporated non-profit has a broad base of partners, vibrant online
presence and full range of policies. Many of the 100 volunteers have been involved from the
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Submit Your Outside Bids

Each year, the Awards of Excellence & Social Gala includes a large silent auction, and live auction. Many local businesses generously contribute to the auction, and even if you are unable to attend, we want to give you the opportunity to submit your bids on some amazing items!

To submit an outside bid, please email your maximum bid to generalmanager@kawarthachamber.ca no later than 4 PM on Thursday, October 10th. Please use ‘Auction Bid’ in the email subject line. A proxy bidder will be assigned to submit bids on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

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Awards of Excellence & Social Gala Sponsors

The 20th Annual Awards of Excellence & Social Gala is taking place on Thursday, October 10th at Lakefield College School.

Thank you to these businesses for their generous support of this event!

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2019 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced!


We received over 100 nominations for our Awards of Excellence this year! Due to the high number of nominations and caliber of the nominees, there are more than three finalists in some categories.

Award recipients will be announced at our 20th Annual Awards of Excellence & Social Gala on Thursday, October 10th at Lakefield College School. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a live auction and award presentations. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

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