Award of Distinction (Business)

Syl’s Drive Inn

Travis and Stacie Enns, current owner/operators of Syl’s Drive Inn in Carman, need to be commended for their outstanding efforts in operating and expanding a top-notch facility within the community.

Since 1960, Syl’s has been serving up great burgers and thick shakes to the residents and visitors of Carman, Manitoba. Syl’s has maintained the authentic look, feel and service of a traditional drive-in, while serving up classic favourites like burgers, subs and seriously thick shakes. Their addition of a mini-golf course past summer was a welcome addition to our community and was a summer attraction for many visitors to the area.

Located on Highway #3, across from Carman Collegiate, Syl’s is a “must stop” when travelling through, or visiting Carman. Travis and Stacy have preserved the authenticity of the business while adding a modern touch, and have made the name Syl’s, one that is immediately associated with Carman.

Crystal City Lions Club

Crystal City Lions Club is a service group that is a strong addition to the Municipality of Louise.

The Crystal City Lions Club upgraded the campground in Crystal City to 30 amp electrical and built a new accessible washroom/ shower facility on the campground site. Now the campground is getting used by all sorts of RV’s and campers that love having the upgrades readily available.

The Crystal City Lions Club has demonstrated leadership by taking on this project and getting it completed in time for a camping season, which in turn has a huge economic impact on the community as each camper or RV spends money in each town they stay in, groceries and fuel and entertainment. The Crystal City Lions Club was able to foresee the value of this project in a small town.

The Crystal City Lions club also plans a community auction every other year where they donate all the proceeds back to the community. A Christmas Dinner that is set up for older adults is free for those over a certain age.

With 21 members they are a strong organization that pulls together and covers the important areas in our community. Focusing on the older adults in our area, working on local infrastructure, donating funds back into the community like money for a concession construction and the new gym in Crystal City. They cover such a great area and we are truly lucky to have Crystal City Lions Club in the Municipality of Louise. They are an example of a stellar organization and one that will stand the test of time.