The KBEX Awards recognize those who are outstanding in their role as a Kindersley citizen or business. The 2017 KBEX Awards were presented on Friday evening.

There was a total of four nominees for the Kindersley Citizen of the Year Award that included: Jamie Henry, Shaun Henry, Chad Miller and Tom Morris. Jamie Henry was presented the award for her outstanding efforts in the community. Jamie has lived in Kindersley for 6 and a half years and has always been looking to stay busy through volunteering. Henry listed just a few of the organizations that she has been involved with; "The pool committee, the Kindersley Community Service Group, different sports teams that my kids have played with. Any time we get a chance to volunteer is special." Henry was excited to receive the award.

The Young Citizen of the Year award was presented to Shayla Olafson who is enrolled at Kindersley Composite School. Olafson is currently in Grade 12 and stays busy with her education, and joining groups within the community for good causes. "I'm part of the youth community with the Town of Kindersley, part of the leadership conferences with KCS,  big part of SLC as a Co-President, and I coach Junior Girls Basketball. I'm a part of a few sport teams as well." Olafson was nominated by her brother, and she was very thankful for her siblings efforts to nominate her. The other nominee for this award was Gibson Miller.

The other winners and nominees included:

Lend a Hand Award - Rotary Club (the other nominees were the West Central Crisis Centre and Kindersley Air Cadets)

Rural Roots - Rossana Farmers (the other nominee was Byron Smith)

New Business of the Year - Busted Barbell (were the only nominee)

Employee of the Year - Courtney Lindsay of Suburban Extended Stay Hotel  

Customer Service Award - Kindersley Inn

Business of the Year - Kindersley Inn

Small Business of the Year - Mr. Sub