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Downtown Timmins businesses celebrated at annual event

Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Association celebrates members
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Girones Bourdon Kelly Lawyers received the 2022 Lewis P. Currie Award at the Downtown Timmins BIA AGM/Awards night on June 15.

A recent celebration put the Downtown Timmins business community in the spotlight.

The Downtown Timmins AGM and Awards were held June 15 at the Porcupine Dante Club. The event's an opportunity to celebrate business milestones and hand out special awards.

One of the top honours of the evening — the Lewis P. Currie Award — went to Girones Bourdon Kelly Lawyers. The award is for outstanding contribution and commitment to the positive development of downtown Timmins.

Girones Bourden Kelly said the firm was honoured to receive the award.

"Receiving this type of recognition is only possible because of the hard work and dedication of the entire team at GBK Lawyers," they said in a statement.

 "Girones Bourdon Kelly Lawyers is proud to have served the community for 52 years, and looks forward to the next 52 years."

The other award winners are:

  • Leadership Award: Downtown Timmins board member and Coun. Andrew Marks
  • Not-for-profit Community Supporter Award: Anti-hunger Coalition Timmins
  • Community Partner Award: Timmins Police Service Youth in Policing Program
  • Alexander/Tichinoff Professional Excellence Award:Genier Financial Services Inc.
  • Remi Boileau "Very Best" Award: Estela Chow, Lady Luck Restaurant and Convenienc

The new businesses recognized are: 

  • Casa Bliss
  • Sikh Temple
  • Diamond in the Rough
  • Bombshell Beauty Bar 
  • True North Cannabis
  • Nene PhotographyA Second Time Around
  • Quesada
  • Posh Paws Dog Grooming 
  • Moose Cree First Nation
  • Mango Delight
  • Canada Nickel
  • Creating Connections
  • Seizure and Brain Injury 
  • Ritual Studio Tattoo
  • Ma-ma wee kaa paa wee kamik - Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services Youth Hub
  • Elite Geeks 
  • Aston Wellness Clinic
  • Peony Blossom The Good Witch Studio
  • Mike Dobson, CPA
  • Near North Video
  • Medical Aesthetics by Keanna

Businesses recognized for opening a new location or expanding are:

  • Robin’s Rustic Creations
  • Narrative Interiors
  • Plant Based Marché
  • Nails Plus 
  • Altered Reality 
  • Lemon Grass 
  • Bella’s Boutique
  • Float 11
  • Don’s Pizzeria

Businesses honoured for marking significant anniversaries are:

  • Auclair Family Chiropractic 5 years in 2021
  • Parrots & Poodles 10 years in 2019 
  • LoraLee’s Hair and Beauty Salon 10 years in 2021
  • Lemongrass 10 years in 2021
  • Altered Reality 20 years in 2020
  • Counselling Solutions 20 Years in 2021
  • Investia Financial Services 25 years in 2020
  • Astrid 25 years in 2021
  • MacIvor Optometrists 40 years in 2021
  • Gale’s Draperies 40 years in 2021
  • Family Eye Care 40 years in 2021
  • Alfie's Cigar Store 60 years in 2020
  • The Porcupine Dante Club 70 years in 2022
  • Lacroix Plumbing 75 years in 2022
  • Porcupine Advance Printers and Signs 110 years in 2022
  • Timmins Police Service 110 years in 2022
  • Gracie Jiu Jitsu 10 Years
  • Timmins Martial Arts Centre 30 years in 2022

— TimminsToday