Themes from Jeopardy! Love Connection, The Price Is Right and Family Feud could be heard all night.
A couple of contestants walked away with new (model) cars and one even won a two-storey (bird house) bungalo in Deal or No Deal, complete with 50 briefcases (bought for a small fee by awards goers) and a dozen or so stunning models handling the cases.
Play the Plinko board, and you could win small, big or sorry prizes. A Wheel of Fortune was set up in the gymnasium and four businesses competed in a Family Feud style contest.
Yes, Game Show Mania went over big at the annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce’s Community Excellence Awards Saturday at Centennial Hall.
A capacity crowd was treated to hilarity by emcees Peter Marshall of Hollywood Squares, Gene Rayburn of Match Game and Bob Eubanks from the Newlywed Game (aka Brian Martin of Beach Radio, Phil Hughes and Sean Newton).
The other hit of the evening, of course, were the awards themselves, and businesses and individuals in Armstrong and Spallumcheen can applaud themselves as a record number of entries were received for the 10 categories.
And the awards went to (oh, sorry, that’s Oscar night, done a few years ago):
Rising Star Award: Rhythm Productions (Sponsor: Tekamar Mortgages Ltd.);
Micro Business of the Year Award: Orchard Blossom Honey (Sponsor: VantageOne Credit Union);
Small Business of the Year Award: Armstrong Flower and Gift Shoppe (Sponsor: Blackwell Building Movers);
Mid-Size Business of the Year Award: LoveBird Baby nests and WilderNest Sewing Co. (Sponsor: Community Futures North Okanagan);
Corporate Business of the Year Award: ATS Agri-Trans (Sponsor: Hub International Barton Insurance);
Employee of the Year Award: Wendy Atkinson, Village Cheese Co. (Sponsor: Shepherd’s Home Hardware);
Revitalization & Innovation Award: The Crystal Cove Spa and Esthetics (Sponsor: Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd.);
Hospitality & Tourism Award: Farmstrong Cider Co. (Sponsor: Township of Spallumcheen);
Organization of the Year Award: Armstrong PreSchool (Sponsor: Hytec – A Division of Kohler);
Youth Volunteer of the Year Award: The Cheese Crew (Cheese – It’s a Natural!) (Sponsor: City of Armstrong).