The Bryden Awards! Wow, what a love/hate event that one was for me. Event day was an absolute blast and made me feel like my hard work and long hours had gone towards something truly amazing. On the flip side, there were many long hours, many of which were spent working on a very very VERY large and intricate list of invitees. Whenever I thought the list was finally done, 20 more issues would arise.
Looking back though, it was totally worth it. The event is an awards show and each year 5 people are nominated for the awards, all for different reasons, including: outstanding contribution, redefine the possible and local hero. The stories that the 5 individuals had were both amazing and inspiring. It was definitely a feel good event. It is also great to see that we are putting together an event to celebrate those who do amazing things for our community. This is the number one reason why I love events. I want others to feel great about themselves and I want to make a difference. For me this event accomplished both.
The stress from the months of lead up to this event definitely paid off. My only regret is that I didn’t get more photos on event day!!
Here is an ever so small glimpse into the 2012 Bryden Alumni Awards.