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Campbell River Mirror Sophia Sauter Winner for Best Physiotherapist

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A sincere thank you to our clients and the medical community for trusting us with your injury rehabilitation. And much appreciation for our support team - you deserve just as much recognition and we couldnʼt do it without you! We all look forward to continuing to provide our clients and the community of Campbell River with the best treatment.

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CAMPBELL RIVER has VOTED Campbell River and area residents have spoken – loudly and clearly – about who they think is the best in the region. They made their nominations and cast their votes for the best People & Places, & Drink, Shops & Services, Arts PEOPLE & PLACES .......4 Food & Entertainment, Sports & Recreation FOOD & DRINK ..........6 and Professionals (Individual).

SHOPS & SERVICES ...10 ARTS & ENT ...............20 SPORTS & REC ..........22 PROFESSIONALS .......24

were qualified to win: a Specialized Mountain Bike in Rocket Red from Swicked. Alison Boucher was the lucky randomly selected winner of the grand prize. The winners and finalists were invited to a gathering at the Maritime Heritage Centre on Oct. 24 to toast their success and share in the glow of knowing their work and endeavours are appreciated by customers and residents of the community. This is a moment to reflect on a job well done.

The Readers Choice Awards were open-ended so instead of voting For readers, it’s also an opportunity to express what they love for nominated businesses, readers about their community. It reaches to the heart of what makes nominated whomever they wanted in life in this great region so wonderful and fufilling. whatever category they wanted. Thus, Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the all of the entrants were determined by Campbell River Mirror 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. the readers. Allow us to introduce the winners and finalists… The overwhelming response of nominations could have something to do with the incredible prize all elegible entries

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We are honoured to be winners in the following categories:

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We all know we live in the best place on Earth, but it wouldn’t be without the wonderful people of the community and the fabulous lifestyle provided by the many lakes, rivers, streams, beaches and venues at which we can take our families, friends, or even be alone. Of course, it’s also wonderful that when we go to these places, we know that the people we stumble across will be those same ones who give us the great service, advice and attention as we go about our business around town. BEST PLACE TO BE A TOURIST: The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge has been a staple of the tourism diet in Campbell River since it was installed a few years ago, but you’d be hard pressed to find a local who doesn’t make the short trip up Highway 28 once in a while to check it out, too. After a short, picturesque walk through the forest along well-maintained trails, you emerge into the canyon to one of the most awe-inspiring sights you can see anywhere on the planet. Just behind the bridge and falls on this year’s list is the Discovery Pier, where the giant waffle cones often block the huge smiles of those enjoying them, but you know they’re back there grinning away, looking forward to the next bite. BEST CITY PROJECT WORTH THE WAIT: The new mountain bike skills park, opened just this past summer, has been almost a decade in the making since organizers and proponents first went before city council with the idea. But not a day has gone by since it welcomed its first rider that you drive by and don’t see a ton of activity happening on the other side of the fence rails. And phases 2 and 3 of the project are sure to deliver even more fun. The roundabout at the bottom of Rockland Hill has been in the city’s plan even longer, and will be arriving shortly, earning it a spot on the finalist list beside the new intersection at Willow Creek and Jubilee Parkway, which now gives the residents of the fastest-growing area of town another entry point into their subdivision. YOUTH ACTIVIST: If you somehow don’t know the name Sylas Thompson yet, welcome back out from under your rock. This year, 11-year-old Sylas took to the frigid waters off the Tyee Spit every day, starting on Feb. 1, for a swim to raise money for two local organizations. After 36 consecutive days of swims, he collected $37,217.48 and divided it between the Women’s Resource Centre and Grassroots Kind Hearts. But let’s not ignore Tara Jordan with the John Howard Society’s ongoing efforts for youth in our community as the KidStart Mentoring Program Coordinator or the Girl Guides of Campbell River, which helps shape the future leaders of this and other communities.

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We are proud to have been nominated one of the BEST Adventure Tour Companies

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Congratulations to Jason Peck for winning Best Registered Massage Therapist! Dedicated to Excellence

We are on the move... our new location will be just down the road in the Georgia Quay Building Suite 104, 909 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2 Stop by and check out our new Office & Gift Store at our Open House on Nov 29th 2019. We would love the opportunity to thank you! 2701 Eden Street Campbell River 250.923.2086 www.edenstreetspa.com

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BEACH FOR SWIMMING

LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA ORGANIZATION

PLAYGROUND

SERVICE GROUP

WINNER: SARATOGA BEACH Finalists McIvor Lake Miracle Beach Provincial Park

WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER MIRROR Finalists I Love Vancouver Island Facebook Page Kitty Cat PALS

WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER SPORTSPLEX Finalists Hagel Park Robert V. Ostler Park

WINNER: CR ROTARY NOON CLUB Finalists Salvation Army CR Rotary Daybreak Club

BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

NETWORKING ORGANIZATION

POLITICIAN

YOUTH ACTIVIST

WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER SEAWALK Finalists Willow Point Park Beaver Lodge Lands

WINNER: WOMEN IN NETWORKING Finalists River City Business Networking Young Professionals

WINNER: RACHEL BLANEY Finalists Andy Adams Claire Trevena

WINNER: SYLAS THOMPSON Finalists Girl Guides Campbell River Tara Jordan

CITY PROJECT WORTH THE WAIT

PLACE FOR A WEDDING

WINNER: BIKE PARK Finalists Traffic Circle Rockland Road Traffic Light on Jubilee

WINNER: DOLPHINS RESORT Finalists Panter’s Lodge Maritime Heritage Centre

PLACE TO GET A MILITARY DISCOUNT WINNER: BILL HOWICH CHRYSLER Finalist Legion Campbell River

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WINNER: ELK FALLS SUSPENSION BRIDGE Finalists Campbell River Pier

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you are eating good food and/or having good drinks drink with those you love, and it’s even more special, somehow, when you don’t have to do the cooking or cleaning up afterwards. And Campbell River has more than its fair share of local restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and other venues to delight the taste buds and warm hearts, which is why it is one of the largest and hotlycontested categories in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards. BEST BAKERY: Dave and Dave get up shortly after some of us go to bed each day to get started on the bagels, cakes, loaves and other goods produced at Dave’s Bakery, and the people have decided they were the best at doing so this past year. Newly-relocated just a bit further to the south on the old highway into the Willows Market location, the Daves are clearly something special in the local culinary community. Oh, they also happened to share a win in the “Best Dessert” category. Of course, if you’re at the other end of town, Perks Donuts has long been one of the community’s favourites – they also happened to win the “Best Doughnut” category – and if you’re closer to the middle of town, check out one of Campbell River’s newest faves, Fresh Start Bistro up by the Campbell River Mirror on Dogwood. BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH: The Ideal Cafe was the first winner in the newest category for this year’s awards, earning inaugural bragging rights (for at least a year) as the best place to go for breakfast or brunch. As one of Campbell River’s oldest and most established eateries, the Ideal Cafe hearkens back to the diners of the 50s, has generous portions at a reasonable price, and is famous for their friendly service (and their milkshakes). Popsey’s Restaurant on Ironwood Street was also named a finalist this year for its down-home cooking and atmosphere, as was Dolphins Resort, which is well worth the trip to the northern tip of the community. BEST PATIO: If you’re looking for a bite to eat or place to relax with a drink under the open sky, SoCal Restaurant and Lounge has been voted the place to be in Campbell River this year, but like the nominees in the “Best Bakery” category, where you choose to dine outside may very well be determined by which area of town you want to be in at any given time, as SoCal will welcome you (for a Readers’ Choice Award-winning Caesar) in Willow Point, Quay West’s patio overlooks the docks downtown and Painter’s Lodge overlooks the Johnstone Straight and Quadra Island from the northern tip of town. Gotta love having amazing choices for where to get your food with a view.

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Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Chef MICHAEL HNIDY FRESH START

WE LOVE SERVING CAMPBELL RIVER It is a real honor to be nominated in the Realtor Team Category.

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WINNER: DAVES’ BAKERY Finalists Steiner Bakery Perks Donus Fresh Start Bistro

WINNER: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY Finalists Boston Pizza Daves’ Bakery

WINNER: ROYAL ZAYKA Finalists Imagine Thai Food Honey Lemon Grill

WINNER: 4 ALTOS TACOS TRUCK Finalists Tasty Kitchen Outlet - TKO Baba Gannouj

FARM MARKET VENDOR

FRESH SEAFOOD

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COFFEE SHOP (FRANCHISE)

WINNER: A & W Finalists SoCal Restaurant & Lounge White Spot

WINNER: STARBUCKS Finalists Tim Hortons Serious Coffee

WINNER: WILLOWS FARM MARKET & GARDEN CENTRE Finalists Roots Rising Merville Organics

WINNER: CRABBY BOB’S SEAFOOD INC. Finalists Harbour Grill Dick’s Fish & Chips

BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

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FAST FOOD

WINNER: IDEAL CAFE Finalists Dolphins Resort Popsey’s Restaurant

WINNER: THE ISLAND GRIND COFFEE & TEA Finalists FoggDukkers Coffee The Java Shack

WINNER: A & W Finalists Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Wendy’s

HOT WINGS

FINE DINING

CAESAR COCKTAIL WINNER: SOCAL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Finalists Moxie’s Grill & Bar Match Eatery & Public House

DESSERT WINNER: DAVES’ BAKERY WINNER: DAIRY QUEEN GRILL & CHILL Finalist Steiner Bakery

WINNER: HARBOUR GRILL Finalists Ox Chophouse Dolphins Resort FISH & CHIPS

CHINESE FOOD RESTAURANT WINNER: SEA WOK Finalists The Driftwood Restaurant Rose Bowl Restaurant

WINNER: BOSTON PIZZA Finalists Riptide Marine Pub MVP Pub & Family Restaurant

DOUGHNUT WINNER: PERKS DONUTS Finalists Steiner Bakery Tim Hortons

WINNER: DICK’S FISH & CHIPS Finalists Dockside Fish & Chips Jigger’s Grill WAYNE GARTON DISCOVERY MARINE SAFARIS

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ICE CREAM / GELATO SHOP WINNER: DISCOVERY FISHING PIER ICE CREAM SHOP Finalists Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Nite Time News LOCAL CHEF WINNER: JOE VOLK, Riptide WINNER: PETER APOSTOLAKOS, 50th Parallel WINNER: MICHAEL HNIDY, Fresh Start WINNER: MARIO BALASTAL, The Garage PATIO FOR DINING WINNER: QUAY WEST KITCHEN & CATERING Finalists SoCal Restaurant & Lounge Match Eatery & Public House

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PIZZA WINNER: PANAGO PIZZA Finalists White Tower Restaurant Boston Pizza PLACE FOR WORKDAY LUNCH WINNER: SESSION BISTRO & SPIN ROOM WINNER: HEALTHYWAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET: CEDAR STREET EATS Finalists Honey Lemon Grill

RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW WINNER: QUAY WEST KITCHEN & CATERING Finalists Fifty Parallel Tap & Grill Riptide Marine Pub BEST VEGETARIAN FARE WINNER: FRESH START BISTRO Finalists Royal Zayka Session Bistro & Spin Room

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SANDWICH WINNER: THE JAVA SHACK Finalists Shot in the Dark Cafe Subway SUSHI WINNER: SUSHI MONG WINNER: MIKI’S SESAME SUSHI Finalists Wasabiya Japanese Sushi Cafe

BARB BALDWIN & BARB MCDOUGALL GIRL GUIDES CAMPBELL RIVER

HUICHING MELNYK & MARK MELNYK MERIT HOME FURNITURE & APPLIANCE

ROSLYN NICKEL & SANDRA PARRISH MUSEUM AT CAMPBELL RIVER

MICHELLE SEGAL & KAELA ELLIOTT DOCKSIDE FISH AND CHIPS

CODY DAGUERRE & CLAIRE DAGUERRE SESSIONS BISTRO & SPIN ROOM

KIM MACDONALD & SOSHANA NICKERSON - WAYPOINT INSURANCE

PUB OR LOUNGE WINNER: RIPTIDE MARINE PUB Finalists Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House Fifty Parallel Tap & Grill

KELSEY WHITE REMAX

Thank You for the Nominations for Best Place for a Wedding, Best Hotel/Resort, Fine Dining and Best Breakfast/Brunch!

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CHRISTINE LILYHOLM STONEHOUSE TEAS

KIM HART & CASSI WHITE HEALTHY HOUNDS ADVENTURES

ROB FUCCENECCO & JILL COOK THE MORTGAGE CENTRE

JENN UNDERHILL & WESLEY UNDERHILL HI-LIMIT PLUMBING AND HEATING

CINDY LEECH, SALLY FEAST AND MARY FAST CAMPBELL RIVER SPORTSPLEX

CRYSTAL JACKSON & JORDAN JACKSON GORD KNIGHT VENTURES LTD.

Thank you Campbell River! We are honoured to be nominated.

GAIL FOLLIOTT DODD’S FURNITURE AND MATTRESS

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Campbell River’s local shops and services have all you need for your home, auto, gift and grocery needs, as well as specialty locally-made products you just can’t get anywhere else. It’s no wonder this is the largest category in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Let’s look at some recommendations from the community on where you should be headed when you’re looking for whatever it is you need. BEST NEW BUSINESS: Businesses in this category needed to open within the last two years, and all of them have already made a great impact on the local scene. Sessions Bistro & Spin Room is a unique new place where you can get a workout followed by a cool-down with an adult beverage. The Bower Store & Studio on Dogwood near 2nd Avenue has been a welcome addition to the local handcrafted-arts offerings and Freshstart Bistro (Bower’s neighbour) is quickly becoming a must-go destination for Campbell River Foodies. BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE: Whether it’s helping someone find the exact product they need to purchase or giving out free advice, these businesses do it best. Pedal Your World – which also happened to win “Best Bike Shop” this year – in Merecroft Village, Dogwood Petmart just up the street and Stonehouse Teas downtown have been recognized by the community as being the best at providing a welcoming and memorable customer experience. BEST SPORTS FACILITY: There are lots of places in town to get your workout or play the sport you love, but the Campbell River Sportsplex has come out on top as the community’s favourite sports facility. If you need a pool or a rink, however, Strathcona Gardens has you covered. Lady Fit comes out of the nominations as the third finalist after saving the facility from closure when VI Fitness suddenly locked its doors last year.

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APPLIANCE STORE

BOOKSTORE

CONSIGNMENT

FLOORING STORE

WINNER: ISLAND HOME FURNITURE Finalists Merit Home Furniture & Appliance Rick’s Used Appliance

WINNER: COHO BOOKS Finalists Mom’s Book Bin Willow Point Used Books

WINNER: CLASSY KATZ CONSIGNMENT Finalists Kuddles Children’s Consignment New-2-U Consignment

WINNER: FLOORING CANADA CAMPBELL RIVER Finalists United Floors Campbell River CR Floors Ltd.

AUTO DEALER - NEW

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

WINNER: STEVE MARSHALL FORD Finalists Bill Howich Chrysler Ltd. Campbell River Toyota

WINNER: LASERWASH CAMPBELL RIVER Finalists Quinsam Shell Husky

WINNER: PEDAL YOUR WORLD Finalists Dogwood Pet Mart Stonehouse Teas

AUTO DEALER - USED

CHILDREN’S CLOTHES

DAYCARE / PRESCHOOL

WINNER: ISLAND OWN TRUCK & AUTO SALES LTD. Finalists Gord Knight Ventures Ltd Campbell River Hyundai

WINNER: RASPBERRY RASCALS Finalists Kuddles Children’s Consignment The Bower Store & Studio

WINNER: CHRISTIAN LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTRE Finalists Kidz Connection Child Care Center Island Life Early Learning Centre

COMMUNITY MINDED BUSINESS AUTO SERVICE SHOP WINNER: STEVE MARSHALL FORD Finalists Campbell River Auto Center NAPA AUTOPRO-Seymour Services BIKE SHOP WINNER: PEDAL YOUR WORLD Finalists Swicked Cycles Ltd. Spokes

My team and I would like to thank all our wonderful clients and the citizens of Campbell River for our nomination. We are honored to be nominated for Reader’s Choice for a Realtor and Realtor Team of 2019. We always strive to keep our clients happy and your nomination is your greatest gift to us. - Anita Painter and Associates

WINNER: THE BOWER STORE & STUDIO Finalists Salvation Army Associated Tire & Auto

DOLLAR STORE WINNER: DOLLARAMA Finalists Dollar Tree

COMPUTER STORE

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

WINNER: ODYSSEY COMPUTERS Finalists Pier Street Computers London Drugs

WINNER: RBC ROYAL BANK Finalists TD Canada Trust Brach Coastal Community Credit Union

FLOWER SHOP WINNER: PETALS FLOWER SHOP Finalists Thrifty Foods Floral Dept. Campbell River Florist FURNITURE / HOME DECOR STORE WINNER: DODD’S FURNITURE & MATTRESS Finalists Avenue For The Home Merit Home Furniture & Appliance Island Home Furniture GARDENING CENTRE WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER GARDEN CENTRE Finalists Canadian Tire Sticks ‘N Stones Nursery

CONGRATULATIONS

TO ALL NOMINEES & WINNERS!

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GIFT SHOP

HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

LANDSCAPING

OIL CHANGE

WINNER: THE BOWER STORE & STUDIO Finalists Museum Gift Shop Ultimate Gift Boutique Signature Oil & Vinegar

WINNER: PIONEER HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE Finalists The Home Depot Windsor Plywood

WINNER: DJ’S LAWN & YARD MAINTENANCE Finalists Sticks ‘N Stones Nursery Ladybug Greenhouse

WINNER: GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE Finalists Mobil 1 Lube Express - Campbell River North Island Lube

GROCERY STORE

HOTEL / RESORT

LIQUOR / BEER & WINE SELECTION

WINNER: SAVE-ON-FOODS Finalists Quality Foods Thrifty Foods

WINNER: DOLPHINS RESORT Finalists Comfort Inn & Suites Anchor Inn & Suites

WINNER: JAK’S BEER WINE SPIRITS Finalists Merecroft Village Liquor Store Big Rock Liquor Store

WINNER: FYI DOCTORS CAMPBELL RIVER Finalists Iris Superstore Campbell River Optometry

HAIR SALON

INSURANCE PROVIDER

MEN’S FASHION STORE

PET BOARDING / DAYCARE

WINNER: EDEN STREET SALON & DAY SPA Finalists A Cut Above Design Group Headquarters Hair Salon

WINNER: WAYPOINT INSURANCE Finalists HUB International Sussex Insurance

WINNER: JIM’S CLOTHES CLOSET Finalists Mark’s Boardwalk

WINNER: WISHBONE PET BOARDING Finalists Hounds Hangout Healthy Hounds Adventures

HEALTH & WELLNESS SHOP

JEWELERY STORE

MOVING & STORAGE

PET GROOMING

WINNER: HEALTHYWAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET Finalists Eden Street Salon & Day Spa Parallel 50 Training Centre

WINNER: THONG’S JEWELLERY & REPAIR LTD. Finalists Preston Jewellers Kampmann Jewellers

WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER MOVERS Finalists Bekins Moving & Storage Ltd. Ironwood Self Storage

WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER VETERINARY HOSPITAL DOG GROOMING Finalists Posh Paws Grooming Salon Flying Fur Pet Grooming

HOBBY / CRAFT STORE

KITCHEN / BATH

WINNER: ADVENTURE HOBBY CRAFTS Finalists The Rubber Room Raven Song Soap

WINNER: SPLASHES BATH & KITCHEN Finalists Gourmet Essentials Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre

OPTICAL EYEWEAR

NON PROFIT OR SERVICE GROUP PET SUPPLY STORE

WINNER: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE CAMPBELL RIVER Finalists Salvation Army Greenways Land Trust

WINNER: DOGWOOD PET MART Finalists Woofy’s Pet Food True Blue Pet Supplies

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We are always looking for more volunteers.

Thank-you to all those who nominated and voted for us. Contact us at psa.campbellriverdistrict@gmail.com or Visit our Facebook Page: @campbellrivergirlguides

Congratulations to a� of �e Readers’ Choice Finalists and Winners!

Thank You for the nomination for Campbell River’s Best Lawyer!

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PHARMACY

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

SHOE STORE

TRAVEL AGENCY

WINNER: SHOPPERS DRUG MART Finalists Joe’s Pharmacy London Drugs

WINNER: ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANCE REALTY Finalists Remax Check Realty Shannon Marin - Personal Real Estate Corporation

WINNER: QUEST SHOES & CLOTHING Finalists Sports Experts Spinners Sports

WINNER: THE TRAVEL PLACE Finalists Island Fever Travel & Cruise Vision Travel

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WINNER: EDEN STREET SALON & DAY SPA Finalists Sage Spa

WINNER: WILLOW POINT WINES U-VIN Finalists Wine With Us

SPORTING GOODS STORE

VETERINARIAN CLINIC

WINNER: SPORTS EXPERTS Finalists River Sportsman Tyee Marine Fishing Hunting & Outdoors

WINNER: COASTLAND VETERINARY HOSPITAL Finalists Campbell River Veterinary Hospital Dogwood Veterinary Hospital

PIERCING / BODY ART PARLOUR WINNER: GOLDEN ANCHOR TATTOO Finalists Queen of Hearts Tattoo Nomad Tattoo PLACE TO GET A MANICURE WINNER: EDEN STREET SALON & DAY SPA Finalists Hang’s Nail Salon Linda’s Nails PLACE TO GET A PEDICURE WINNER: EDEN STREET SALON & DAY SPA Finalists Harbour Nails and Spa Hang’s Nail Salon NEW BUSINESS (TWO YEARS OR LESS) WINNER: SESSION BISTRO & SPIN ROOM Finalists The Bower Store & Studio Fresh Start Bistro

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WINNER: ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANCE REALTY Finalists Veyron Properties Broadstreet Properties Ltd. Head Office RECYCLING WINNER: ISLAND RETURN IT CAMPBELL RIVER Finalists Habitat for Humanity ReStore Campbell River ABC Recycling

SPORTS FACILITY WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER SPORTSPLEX Finalists Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex Lady Fit

SECOND HAND STORE WINNER: SALVATION ARMY Finalists Hospital Thrift Shop Transitions Store Habitat for Humanity ReStore Campbell River

WOMEN’S FASHION STORE WINNER: RAGDOLZ FASHIONS Finalists Reitmans Quest Shoes & Clothing

THRIFT STORE WINNER: HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP Finalists Salvation Army Second To None Hospice Thrift Store

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Thank You and Congratulations To All of the Nominees ROYAL LEPAGE Advance Realty Campbell River ~ 972 Shoppers Row

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Follow us: @islandowltrucks

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100% Canadian owned and operated. “Canadians Supporting Canadians.”

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BEV HERPERGER ANCHOR INN AND SUITES

TERRY SCOTT PAINTER

KRIS BRO & NICK DONAHUE WIRED ELECTRICAL AND DESIGN

EVAN FALCK & ROBYN YOW THE ISLAND GRIND COFFEE AND TEA

BARBARA NIELSEN ABC RECYCLING

DAVE WILLIAMS & DAVID PLACEK DAVES’ BAKERY

TRACY MCGRATH RASPBERRY RASCALS

FARMER MARIETTE MERVILLE ORGANICS

TRACY HNIDY, MICHAEL HNIDY & MARILYN MCQUEEN - FRESH START BISTRO

KAREN CHAPPELL CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER-RECREATION

LAUREL JOHNSON, STEFAN ODOWICHUK, GAIL BURR & CHEL BASSONI - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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JENNIFER WERNER & TRISTINE PEDERSON ISLAND LIFE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

MERELL AWAD & SALMA AWAD BABA GANNOUJ

SHANIA ALARY, KELLY CHARNOCK & CHRISSY BRADY - SUPERSTORE

CASSANDRA BUHR & MEGAN TADESON PAINTER’S LODGE


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Proud to be our community’s first choice.

250-926-0006 | 181 Larwood Road www.coastlandvet.com

www.abcrecycling.com Best Children’s Clothes

“Thank You Campbell River for the Nomination! We are thrilled to be a part of this great community.”

CAMPBELL RIVER

Thank you for nominating Odyssey and IZCO as your top choice for computer services in Campbell River!

We are honoured to have been named

WINNER of Best Pet Supply Store for the 5th Straight Year and FINALIST for Best Customer Service!

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Thank you Campbell River! DOGWOOD PET MART

“Campbell River’s Favourite Pet Food and Supply Store” OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • Dogwood & 2nd Ave • 250-287-7405 • www.dogwoodpetmart.ca


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JENNIFER WESOLOWSKI & CHRIS REID BROADSTREET PROPERTIES

DEANNA COLLINS - SHORELINE REAL ESTATE & CARLA HOLMES - ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANCE REALTY

VIOLET HOPKINS, LONA CROISSANT & LORI GOOLDRUP SALVATION ARMY

ASHLEIGH CLARK 99.7 FM & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

STEPHEN GABRYSH - CAMPBELL RIVER WHALE WATCHING & ADVENTURE TOURS

MARIE-LOUISE MULDER, DAVID ROBERTSON & JASMINE MEYERS - RBC

DAYNA DOWENY

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GEOFF ORLICK, WENDY TSCHOUMY AND SHANNON ORLICK QUALITY DESIGNS

ALEXIS MILLER, REBECCA ALLARY, MARY KINE & TAYLOR GOODWIN JAK’S BEER WINE SPIRITS

ANU PARMAR, ARTI CHAUHAN & RAJ CHAUHAN - ROYAL ZAYKA

RYAN CHRISTISON & KOREEN GURAK STRATHCONA GARDENS

NANCY BARNES & SUEANN DEEBLE WOMEN IN NETWORKING

KIM BARROW & DIANE PALMER TRANSITIONS STORE


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Top Nomination! Address: 1362 16th Ave Campbell River Phone: 250-287-2754

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We are honoured to be named a FINALIST in this year’s

BEST STORAGE & MOVING Category! 950 Ironwood Road 250-287-2248

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“Thank You Campbell River it is an honour to REALTOR® be chosen by you as a nominee.”

- Kelsey

My Goal is to help you accomplish yours. Call (250) 202-1635

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KIM SEELEY, SARAH BARRIE & CHERYL COUTURE THE BOWER

CHARLOTTE DEPTFORD ULTIMATE GIFT BOUTIQUE

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CARLEY RIODAN & DANIELLE CAMPBELL FYI DOCTORS CAMPBELL RIVER

STEVE NAGLE ROTARY NOON

RIVER SPIRIT DRAGON BOAT TEAM - BACK ROW (L-R): NICK HINDLE, LYNN GWARTNEY, MELANIE ERICKSON,

DIANE ROGERS, TERI-JEAN MARSHALL, SHANNON MARIN, CAITLIN MACNEIL, SAMANTHA DEAN & HANNAH DYCK MARIN MARKETING TEAM

DIANA REINELXING, CHARLOTTE CLARKSON, RICK HINE MIDDLE ROW (R-L): CINDY MAXWELL, VAL LARSON, CHRIS DUNNE, CAROLE DODDS, DINAH MARKS FRONT ROW (L-R): LIZ MCLEAN, BRENDA GUNN, HEATHER MACKENZIE, SHERRILL STONE, DIANNE DENNIS, SALLY FEAST, GAIL FOLLIOTT, KAREN CHAPPELL

Thank you for voting us

BEST PET GROOMING and

THANKS FOR THE LOVE CAMPBELL RIVER! We’re thrilled to be nominated in 3 categories!

BEST VETERINARIAN DAVES’ BAKERY 2266 Island Hwy South - Willows Market 250.923.4000 NNER WI OF

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SUTTON’S CAMPBELL RIVER FUNERAL HOME

Andrea Harper as Campbell Rivers Best Funeral Director

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LIFE WELL CELEBRATED

Proudly serving the North Island for over 100 years! †Registered Trademark of CARP, used under license. Dignity Memorial is a division of Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC. Compassion Helpline is provided by Chuck Nechtem Associates, Inc

Dignity Memorial is a division of Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC.

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SHEILA LOWERY, CANDICE LOWERY & SHAE CODE - EDEN STREET

HENRY BRAAM WISHBONE PET BOARDING

PATRICIA CARSON & DENNIS NELSON ADVENTURE HOBBY CRAFTS

JENNA GLOCH ASSISTANT FOR ANDREA HARPER

BRIAN ROSS & JANJO BRUNS WILLOW POINT WINES U-VIN

ROBYN SMALLEY & SOPHIA SAUTER ACTIVE LIVING HEARTSTRONG FITNESS

#1

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We are honoured to be a finalist for Best Customer Service!

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WINNER: RAYMOND SHAW WINNER: DAYNA DOWNEY, Sea Star Studio WINNER: DOUG FOLKINS

WINNER: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TRUCK PARADE Finalist Salmon Fest

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WINNER: STRATHCONA GARDENS Finalists Fiddlesticks The Clown Shoo Shoo The Clown

WINNER: LOGGER SPORTS/HIGHLAND GATHERING Finalists Tidemark Theatre Storm Game

CRAFT FAIR

PERFORMANCE - MUSICAL SHOW

WINNER: TOY & CRAFT SHOW AND SALE Finalists Fair Trade Market, at Timberline Pier Street Market, at the Pier

WINNER: TIME WELL WASTED Finalists Nutcracker Orontes Guitar Quartet

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LOCAL FREE EVENT WINNER: SPIRIT SQUARE CONCERTS Finalists Canada Day Fireworks Chalk Festival

www.strathconagardens.com Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex • Tel: 250-830-6777

We are honoured to be named a Finalist for BEST USED AUTO DEALER in the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards!

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There are plenty of ways to get out into the wild here in Campbell River, but sometimes you want to get into a room to get your workout, as well, and there are lots of those, too. Between all the gyms, trainers, paths through the forest, guides who will take you out on the water and everything else you can do here, there’s no shortage of sports and recreational opportunities. Let’s check out what our readers think are the best ones. BEST BIKE TRAIL: There are seemingly endless places for people to explore on their bikes in this region, and even more pathways to go see them, but none are more popular with the readers of the Mirror than those in the Beaver Lodge Lands. If you want to get out of town (but just barely), the Snowden Trail System and Radar Hill just up Highway 28 a little ways are two other popular rides. BEST SWIMMING HOLE: McIvor Lake takes the prize from our readers this year from last year’s champion, the Oyster River Pot Holes, but those two locations are joined on this year’s finalist list by the Quinsam Pot Holes. Seems no matter which direction you head out of town, there’s a wonderful gem of a spot to go for a dip. BEST MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE: Parallel 50 Training Centre is the best place in Campbell River to get trained up to kick some you-knowwhat, but there are plenty of other options, as well, including the other finalists on this year’s list, Heart and Soul Muay Thai, the home of Sandra Bastian (who also earned a finalist nod in “Best Personal Trainer”) and Team Bastian (who also made the finalist list in “Best Local Sports Team”) as well as Pure Martial Arts and Fitness, which won last year’s Readers’ Choice Award.

THANK YOU

to my clients and the community for nominating me for the Readers Choice Awards. It is my honor to serve you and together create amazing holiday experiences for you.

250 204-3332 yvonne.pelletierpaul@visiontravel.ca visiontravel.ca/yvonnepelletierpaul www.visiontravel.ca/yvonnepelletierpaul/en/ LICENCE #73534

Thank you for the honour 590 11 Ave. | 250-286-0631 |www.moellermatthews.ca

Thank you for CHOOSING US AS YOUR WINNER

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ADVENTURE TOUR COMPANY WINNER: CAMPBELL RIVER WHALE WATCHING AND ADVENTURE TOURS Finalists Discovery Marine Safaris Aboriginal Journeys BIKE TRAIL WINNER: BEAVER LODGE LANDS Finalists Snowden Trails Radar Hill FISHING CHARTER

DENISE VOWLES-BIEGLAR, RMT

WINNER: COASTAL WILDERNESS ADVENTURES Finalists Painter’s Lodge Black Beard Fishing Charters

AMANDA & KIM FOGGDUKKERS

ASHTON RANSOME & WAYNE NIKOLAISEN - OX CHOPHOUSE

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SWIMMING HOLE WINNER: MCIVOR LAKE Finalists Quinsam Pot Holes Oyster River Potholes YOGA WINNER: OCEAN MOUNTAIN YOGA Finalists Campbell River Sportsplex Cindy Leech

WINNER: SALLY FEAST Finalists Robyn Smalley, Heart Strong Fitness Sandra Bastian

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CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

LAWYER

PHOTOGRAPHER

WINNER: KYLE MATTHEWS Finalists Cathy Laverdure Shelly Boates

WINNER: ANDREA HARPER, SUTTONS Finalists Jenn Wells, Boyd’s Funeral Danny Munro

WINNER: JAY HAVALAAR Finalists Stephen Frame Stewart Carstairs

WINNER: ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY Finalists Bluetree Photography Ingrid Thomas

CHIROPRACTOR

GRAPHIC / WEB DESIGNER

MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

WINNER: DR. J. WEST, DISCOVERY CHIROPRACTIC Finalists Dr. Richard Cronk Dr. David Audia

WINNER: LUCILLA GIROTTO - FACILE WEB & GRAPHIC Finalists Keith Plamondon, Epic Design Studio Wendy Tschoumy, Quality DeSigns

WINNER: DAVID ROBERTSON, RBC ROYAL BANK Finalists Jill Cook, The Mortgage Centre Rob Fuccenecco, The Mortgage Centre

WINNER: SOPHIA SAUTER Finalists Jon Bell Darcy Lawley

CONTRACTOR

HOME APPRAISER / INSPECTOR

MUSIC TEACHER

WINNER: DEAD ON DEVELOPMENT Finalists Ashdown Construction DHW

WINNER: GARY DRY, CLARITY HOME INSPECTIONS Finalists Jordana Holmes Robert Grimmer, RBC

WINNER: GRANT MCLELLAN Finalists Kolya Kowalchuk David Johnson

PLUMBING / HEATING

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WINNER: DR. MIKE FINN, DOGWOOD DENTAL Finalists Dr. Cory Seabach, Beyond Beautiful Smiles Dr. Christine Hildebrand, Fresh Dental

INVESTMENT ADVISOR

WINNER: KELSEY WHITE Finalists Anita Painter Brandon May

WINNER: GURDEEP SIDHU Finalists Joanne Johnson D’Arcy Frankland

WINNER: GLEN CLARK, IG WEALTH MANAGEMENT Finalists Darlene Garat, Garat Financial Group Joe Crawshaw, Hollis Wealth

REALTOR TEAM PAINTER

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LANDSCAPER WINNER: CLAY NOR LAWN CARE Finalists Adam Cote, Adam’s Tree Service Paul Skuse, Sticks ‘N Stones Nursery

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