Blossom Festival News 2021

BUTTON DRAW:Congratulations to Susan Kusnir winning 79th Blossom Fest Button and $100

BUTTON DRAW:Congratulations to Jamie ONeil winning 80th Blossom Fest Button and $100

BUTTON DRAW:Congratulations to Marybeth Stenhouse winning Historic Coin

CLASSIC CAR SHOW:Congratulations to the 1948 Chevy Sports Coupe, winner of the 2021 Virtual Classic Car Show.

Creston Valley's Citizen's of the Year Awards for 2021


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, appointing a Citizen of the Year was delayed for 2020, but this nomination was well worth the wait! John Huscroft has been awarded Citizen of the Year for 2020. The Creston Valley Rotary Club sponsors the annual Citizen of the Year for the Creston Valley but a separate nomination committee consisting of some members of past Citizens of the Year reviews the nominations and approves who will receive this prestigious designation. It is not an easy task as all nominations are worthy of being declared the Citizen of the Year. ... John was born and raised in the Creston Valley, and with his wife, Carol, raised their family of three children here. John has and continues to be very involved in the community, giving countless volunteer hours to many committees and causes to benefit the Valley community at large. Some of his community service include, but are not limited to, the Creston Valley Blossom Festival Association (you can thank him for the great entertainment organized for the annual Opening Ceremonies). He has been instrumental in bringing bands to both Kitchener and Creston over several decades and was involved as band manager both here and in the Vancouver area. John was a Director for the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce and in that position was instrumental in negotiating and arranging financing for the purchase of the current Chamber building (the Armitage Centre), as well as the Gleaners Two property, and the Town parking area that the Saturday Farmer’s Market utilizes. One of John’s proudest accomplishments has been the creation of the HISTORY WALL on display in the Armitage Centre, this consumed about three years of John’s personal time and will serve as a lasting legacy to our community and area. John served as a Director of the Kootenay Columbia Discovery Centre Board, actively pursuing replacement for the Wildlife Interpretive Centre.
John is always there to give a helping hand to anyone in need, whether it be someone travelling through Creston and in need of a place to stay, or to plow a neighbour’s driveway after a winter snowfall. He is always ready with his personal airplane to fly a friend to tour around the Valley or help during a search and rescue type situation. John has served as an auxiliary police officer when needed. He has been very active with the Creston Valley Rotary Club on many projects, some of which is the Millennium Park initiative, walking trails, firewood sales, hosting Rotary exchange students, and more. He has passed his love of charity work on to his children and his family are now third generation Rotarians. Congratulations John.!



Heather has been an active and dedicated volunteer in the Creston Valley since 1997. Her most notable service has been her intelligent and ethical policy development and leadership to the many community service organizations in which she has served. Her contributions to the Creston Valley over the past 23 years reflect her primary concern for the less advantaged and most vulnerable people in the community. Heather was awarded the Governor General’s medal in 2017. Read More



The pandemic has been hard for the entire world the last fifteen months. But it must be particularly difficult for our youth. It is with great pride that the Creston Rotary Club is given the opportunity to honour some of these great kids.
The Rotary Club of Creston is pleased to announce that Madeline Darby is the 2021 Junior Citizen of the Year recipient.
Madeline is currently attending P.C.S.S. for Grade 11. She is actively involved in the student community and is an engaged and positive presence at the high school. Some of her accomplishments include volunteering as a Student Trustee, student council member and being involved in many student projects. These include the school bell system, 2021/2022 timetable, spirit events, upcoming School Improvement Plan, student surveys and inclusive bathrooms.
Madeline is an advocate for the student voice and has worked hard to create a positive school culture for the students of P.C.S.S. OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO MADELINE

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