Business of the Year (11-30 Employees)
The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre
Nominees in the Business of the Year (11 – 30 Employees) category are Tri-Cities’ businesses with 11 to 30 employees that have demonstrated an outstanding level of leadership in the combined areas of business performance, innovation, and positive social conscience. These businesses have proven their success with their financial prosperity and business longevity, and have significantly impacted the Tri-Cities with their continued community support.
Sponsored by Coquitlam Centre
Last Year’s Recipient: Moody Ales
The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre opened their doors in 2001 and has filled the space with unique people ever since. Mark Friebe and Sheila Sharma created the Giggle Dam in the hopes that they could build a business where they live and play. Fast forward to 2019 and the Giggle Dam is alive and well.
‘THE DAM’ is a mind-blowing, 4-hour blend of politically incorrect, interactive, live, musical comedy, an eight-piece band, and Vegas-worthy celebrity impersonations, with a four-course meal. After 17 years, over 300,000 patrons have walked through the Dam Doors to experience the one-in-a-kind entertainment.
The Giggle Dam is a staple in the Tri-Cities community and supports local organizations such as the PoCo Grand Prix, Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, ALS Foundation, and much more. It has also created partnerships with the City of Coquitlam and the City of Port Coquitlam to provide event support and entertainment for local events. A stand out is the Giggle Dam’s performance at the Terry Fox Run where they donate their time to entertain attendees.