Christine Ellis of Whistler/Blackcomb won $1,000 in American Express Traveller’s Cheques at the 1998 Employee Recognition Awards. The awards dinner, held April 24 at the Chateau Whistler, was attended by 96 of the 103 employees of the year as nominated by their employers. All received watches and certificates. In addition to the $1,000 in traveller’s cheques Ellis won, Ray Brisebois of the Whistler Husky won a weekend in Vancouver that included travel by limousine (courtesy of Town & Country Chauffeurs), a night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, dinner at Hy’s Steakhouse and tickets to Rag Time at the Ford Theatre. Catherine Harney of Race and Company won a 1998 Rocky Mountain Whistler Bike, courtesy of Whistler Backroads. The annual Employee Recognition Awards are sponsored by American Express and the Whistler Chamber of Commerce.