U.S. Olympic downhiller Hilary Lindh will talk about her medal-winning experience – and a handful of Whitefish business and community leaders will get awards of their own – at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards Gala, set for the evening of Feb. 7 at the O’Shaughnessy Center.
Just days before the opening of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, this year’s gala will have an Olympic theme. Lindh, who now calls Whitefish home, captured the silver medal in women’s downhill at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. She’ll talk about her Olympic experience then turn the podium over to a host of other winners – individuals and businesses who’ve been making outstanding contributions to the Whitefish community.
Among the awards to be presented are the chamber’s Volunteer, Ambassador and Business of the Year honors, the Whitefish Lake Institute’s “Excellence in Education” Award, and both the Citizen of the Year and Great Whitefish Awards.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar and a buffet of hearty Asian appetizers inspired by this year’s Olympic host city, provided by the Tea Kettle Café.
Tickets for the 2018 Go for the Gold Chamber Awards Gala are just $30 per person; reservations are due no later than Feb. 2. For reservations and more information, call the Whitefish Chamber at (406) 862-3501, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.