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2018 Cathedral City Orion Awards

May 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs, Cathedral City, CA
Event Summary

The 2018 Orion Awards is coming up and nominations have been announced!


Join us in celebration of community stars:


Woman of the Year Nominees:
1. Rhonda Carnevale, Nicolino's Restaurant
2. Sue Townsley, Community Volunteer
3. Kathleen Jurasky, Palm Springs Cemetery District
4. Julie Frazier, Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City
5. Kara Robinson, Team Art Terry & Kara, Windermere Real Estate


Man of the Year Nominees:
1. Alan Carvalho, Community Volunteer
2. Terry Nelson, Team Art Terry & Kara, Windermere Real Estate
3. Ted Hane, Mary Pickford Theatre
4. Larry Davis, Forest Lawn
5. Sameer Bhatia, Planet Fitness


Restaurant of the Year Nominees:
1. A.J.'s on the Green
2. Pizzeria Bambino's
3. Zobo & Meesters
4. Bubba's Bones & Brew
5. El Portal


Innovator of the Year Nominees:
1. Hemp City/CBD Works
2. Free Volt
3. CV RepertoryTheatre
4. iRecover Addiction Treatment Center


Non-Profit of the Year Nominees:
1. Salvation Army
2. United Cerebal Palsy
3. The Unforgettables Foundation
4. California Jazz Foundation
5. Cathedral City Historical Society


Large Business of the Year Nominees:
1. Frazier Pest Control
2. Esser Air Conditioning
3. Jessup Auto Plaza
4. Staybridge Suites
5. Planet Fitness


Small Business of the Year Nominees:
1. Body Concierge
2. Capizzi's Cheesecakes...and then some
3. Winslow Drake
4. First Call Security & Sound


Volunteer of the Year Nominees:
1. Thommy & Michael Kocan
2. Loretta Nelson
3. Austin Beneteau, Modern Woodmen of America
4. Jim & Ralph Thompson-Cantua
5. Valerie Schecter


City Official/City Employee of the Year Nominees:
1. Mayor Stan Henry
2. City Council Member Shelley Kaplan
3. Fire Chief Paul Wilson
4. Police Chief Travis Walker
5. Leisa Lukes




Again, join us for a beautiful evening of awards, dinner, silent auction and community! We look forward to having you there in support and recognition of some of the most amazing businesses and leaders serving Cathedral City.




Event Details


 Tray Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres 

  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce 
  • Caprese salad skewers with fresh mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves & balsamic vinegar



Starter Salad 

  • Baby Spinach Salad, Avocado & Mandarin Orange with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette


  • Duo of tender short rib & roasted chicken breast with merlot demi-glace, mashed potatoes, & seasonal vegetables 


  • Lemon raspberry cake 
  • Coffee & Decaf
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When and Where
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234

May 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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