Ron Horn and his family will be presented with the 2016 Legacy Award at the annual Legacy Brunch, set for April 6 beginning at 11 a.m. The Legacy Brunch is sponsored by the Northern Lights Casino and Scotiabank.
The Legacy Award recognizes a longtime local business owner or family whose work has had a positive impact on the wider community.
A family-run business in Prince Albert, with another location in Regina, the family behind Fresh Air Experience includes Ron, his wife Shelley and their sons Mike and Jon and their families. Ron credits the support from his family and some very dedicated employees with the long-term success of the business.
As a student of Physical Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Ron signed up for a cross-country ski activity class taught by the owner of Fresh Air Discovery. Little did he know that it would lead to a career in the outdoor retail business! That opportunity led to the chance to run his own business and the family chose Prince Albert as the best location for a new outdoor store. Ron and Shelley moved to Prince Albert in 1979 from Saskatoon.
Fresh Air Experience features quality outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment and provides education opportunities to help enthusiasts learn about products and how to properly use them.
A proud community supporter, Fresh Air Experience has contributed to countless fundraisers and causes over the years – The Rotary Club, Kinsmen Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Victoria Hospital Foundation, Kinsmen Skate Park, Alfred Jenkins Centre, E.A. Rawlinson Centre, Art Hauser Centre, the Rotary Trail and the lighting project at Little Red. Ron has also served as President of the Prince Albert Ski Club, Prince Albert Downtown Improvement District and the Rock and Road Cycle Club.
Learn more about the Horn family and their work in the community at the Legacy Brunch Thursday, April 6 at the Travelodge Prince Albert. Tickets for the Legacy Brunch are $15 each and are available online at www.princealbertchamber.com.
The annual Legacy Brunch will also feature the announcement of the finalists for the Samuel McLeod Business Awards. More than 30 finalists in 11 categories will be recognized as part of the event.
The 27th Annual Samuel McLeod Business Awards gala will take place the evening of April 27, 2017.
Tickets for the awards banquet are available by clicking here, or calling 306-764-6222.