Congratulations to Bentleyite Tim Day, who works at CKGY-FM Radio in Red Deer as the weekday 2-6 p.m. DJ, and supports Bentley so well. He was named the 2008 Music Director of the Year in a Secondary Market by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA).
“It turns out I’ve won the Canadian Country Music Associations Music Director of the Year for a Secondary Market Award. Boy, that’s a long title, eh?” Day remarked. “It’s a little weird, but cool none the less.”
Kym Simon, a local singer with roots in Stettler, who had been selected to perform at the 26th annual Canadian Country Music Awards held this year in Winnipeg during Country Music Week Sept 5-8, went on stage to accept the award for Day in his absence.
The gala event honors musicians, managers, producers, record labels, publishers, on-air personalities and radio stations, promoters and Canada’s independent artists in the country music field.
There were actually two awards shows.
Industry award winners were announced at the Saturday Industry Awards Brunch and included many from Alberta including Day from CKGY, Red Deer as the Music Director of the Year, Secondary Market along with other Albertans like Country Club of the Year: Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, Calgary; Record Producer(s) of the Year: Gord Bamford/Byron Hill, Honkeytonks and Heartaches (Gord Bamford); Music Director of the Year, Major Market: Scott Phillips, CKRY-FM, Calgary; On-Air Personality of the Year, Major Market: Sharon and Danny, CFCW, Edmonton; Video Director of the Year: Stephano Barberis, Blame It On That Red Dress (Gord Bamford); Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year: Calgary Stampede; Hall of Fame Induction, Broadcaster: Wes Montgomery.
On the Monday, at the gala, 10 major awards were given out with members celebrating and acknowledging the achievements of peers. Alberta artists faired very well. Top Male Talent of the year went to Gord Bamford and Roots Artist or Group of the Year was Corb Lund.
Terri Clark performed and hosted the two-hour show broadcast by CBC-TV.
Carpet bowlers Challenge Cup in Bentley
The Bentley carpet bowlers took their turn hosting the Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA) Zone 4 carpet Bowling Challenge Cup on September 30 at the local Bentley Community Hall, the place the club holds their regular games each Wednesday morning and Thursday evening.
Nine teams took part with one each from Bentley and Pine Lake, and two each from Lacombe, Blackfalds, and Innisfail.
The local club offered coffee, goodies, and fresh fruit, and added desert to the bag lunches each participant brought.
After playing three games each, one team was undefeated and declared the winners. They were the team from Pine Lake consisting of John Sawyer, Ella Sawyer, Phyllis Vincent, and Barb Hamilton.
Organizers were Rose Thompson (Activity Director for Zone 4) and Hazel Heistad (Director for Lacombe). Heistad said organizing the tournament for nine teams was not easy and definitely a challenge.
The Zone 4 Challenge Cup normally rotates through local clubs and is ‘challenged’ each month.
In an attempt to help lessen the “stigma” of older seniors only, and to encourage more participation by younger senior adults, the name of Alberta Senior Citizens Sport and Recreation Association (ASCSRA) has been changed to Alberta 55 Plus to reflect participation by anyone 55 years of age and over.
Lacombe hosts the Zone 4 carpet bowling Challenge Cup in November.
For information about the Bentley Carpet Bowling Club call Harry or Georgina Hutchison at (403) 748-3404.