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celebrating twenty years of excellence


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Thank you! TD Canada Trust would like to thank our Burnaby customers for voting us Best Financial Institution for 2017.1

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Celebrating

20 years

readers choose their favourites in burnaby

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Longtime Burnaby resident Florence Joyce was the lucky winner of the $1,000 shopping spree to Metropolis at Metrotown. Presenting the prize is Lara Graham, publisher of Burnaby NOW, and pictured alongside Florence is her husband of 50 years, Peter, both of whom now live at Mulberry Parc.

Thank you Burnaby for voting us the Best Chocolate Store!

YEARS STRONG

hat were you doing 20 years ago? Chances are, if you’re a person of a certain age, you were lining up to see Titanic, joining the Harry Potter craze, or watching Friends and Seinfeld on network television. The Burnaby NOW, meanwhile, was publishing its very first Best of Burnaby ballot results submitted by our readers. This week we mark a tradition that celebrates not only businesses big and small in Burnaby, but also our readers who collectively helped compile this annual list of what’s Best in Burnaby. While it may be a subjective list, it reflects the tastes and preferences of people who live, work and play in our city. And who knows this city better than its residents? Some of the categories we began with 20 years ago are still around, while others have fallen by the wayside. Consider how many would vote in the category of Best Photo Finishing in this day and age of digital images, or Best Video Store when we have so many streaming and cable options. Our list of favourite places to eat never fails to generate debate. Pizza is typically a hotly-contested category, with dozens of pizzerias offered as the top place for a slice, while there are relatively fewer contenders in the steak or fish-and-chips categories. Ethnic options are also beginning to garner more votes in recent years with categories in Vietnamese, Thai and Korean cuisine growing

in popularity and joining more traditional options such as Indian, Chinese and Greek cuisine. This is a perfect opportunity as we look back to salute a few businesses from 1997 that have served our community well but are no longer. Some of us will remember spending many hours flipping through the vinyls and later CDs at A&B Sound, or visiting the Eaton’s department store, or buying our first computer at Future Shop. Other winners, meanwhile, apparently have established themselves in our readers’ hearts as the only choice in their respective categories. To name a few, Cobbett & Cotton, South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, Oasis Car Wash, Jubilee Cycle, Cockney Fish & Chips, Valley Bakery, White Spot and Cioffi’s have led the way year after year, and on this 20th year, find themselves again on top. Thanks must also go to Metropolis at Metrotown for generously offering a shopping spree worth $1,000 to one lucky winner as an enticement for readers to submit their ballots. Finally, we’d like to express our appreciation to you, our valued readers, who have for the last 20 years contributed to the balloting process with enthusiasm. Every year we receive more and more input from you that enriches our understanding of who you are and what you want, which allows us in turn to better serve you. Thank you! LARA GRAHAM Publisher, Burnaby NOW

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Celebrating

20 years

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The Heights transformed into a day of celebration.

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 HATS OFF DAY

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eaders lined up behind Hats Off Day for the 12th straight year, voting it their Favourite Burnaby Festival. The event started in 1989 as a chance for business owners to doff their hats in gratitude to customers and people living in the community, and today it’s the largest street festival in Burnaby with about 60,000 visitors. On the first Saturday of June every year, Hastings Street closes down to traffic from Boundary Road to Gamma for a day that begins with a parade and transitions into an all-out street party complete with entertainment, food, fun and games as well as a show & shine display of vintage vehicles. To add some spirit to the event, each year features a different theme. Last year’s jungle theme brought out Tarzan and Jane, as well as Indiana Jones and a “boulder” chasing him throughout the parade. This year, the event falls on June 3 and the new theme is the Great Canadian Outdoors. “Ever since we introduced themes for Hats Off

Day, there is so much enthusiasm for making our parade feel and look a little bit different each year,” Isabel Kolic, executive director of the Heights Merchants Association, said in a news release. “A friendly competition is a great way to spur on people’s creativity. The spectators and community really appreciate the effort put in by participating groups to stand out from the crowd.” This year, the parade starts at 9 a.m., beginning at Beta Avenue, and will feature floats and costumed participants from Burnaby’s non-profit organizations, community groups, Heights-based businesses, schools and sponsors. A Family Fun Dash is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., whereby families engage in a three-block race with other families and the $5 entry fee goes to the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Festivities end at 4 p.m. For more information about the festival visit www.hatsoffday.com, email info@burnabyheights. com, or call 604-294-8899 or 604-294-9060.

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Burnaby’s favourite hometown boy.

readers favourite burnaby celebrity

 MICHAEL BUBLE

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o the world he’s a Grammy-winning superstar who has sold millions of albums, but to some of us in Burnaby he’s the boy down the street who went to Seaforth Elementary and Cariboo Hill Secondary, and who won our hearts with a smile and a song. For the fifth time in a row, Michael Bublé has been selected by our readers as the Best Burnaby Celebrity. Part of Michael’s appeal in Burnaby is his strong ties to the community. He’s been known to support the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, the Burnaby RCMP, the Canucks Autism Network, Canucks Family Education Centre and the Canuck Place hospice. Moreover, he’s building a home near his elementary school that’s on a 27,000-square-foot

lot with plans to include a tennis court and swimming pool, and reportedly a skating rink in the basement. Singing was a passion for a young Michael Bublé, and as a teenager he took every opportunity to perform, cutting his teeth on numerous nightclub stages and wedding gigs. He also honed his TV stage presence with appearances on the Vicki Gabereau show, the nationally broadcast talk show shot in Vancouver, where he was frequently asked to step in when a scheduled musical guest couldn’t make it. For updated information about Michael Bublé go to michaelbuble.com.

THANK YOU BURNABY

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Thank you for voting us “Best!” Breakfast, Brunch, Burgers & Casual Fare. The one-of-a-kind taste of our delicious Benedicts is just one of the things that makes White Spot so legendary. Variety is another. Whether it’s our hearty breakfasts, fresh salads, award-winning burgers, or classic entrees there’s sure to be something on the menu that gets your vote at White Spot. Enjoy it morning, noon, or night. Our Winter Classics menu is available for TAKE OUT

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The Blues & Roots Festival features more than music.

readers favourite outdoor concert of the year

 BURNABY BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

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usic is at the heart of the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, which has been once again selected as Burnaby’s Best Outdoor Concert of the Year. The annual all-day event takes place at Deer Lake Park and includes a beer garden, food trucks and an artisan village, as well as international and local bands showcased in front of an appreciative crowd. An annual tradition in Burnaby since 2000, the festival attracts music lovers near and far with an eclectic lineup of crowd pleasers and hidden gems. Last year’s event featured Vancouver-based Rich Hope, Wes Mackey, Ben Rogers, Billy Dixon, Dawn Pemberton and headliner Colin James. Other performers included Toronto native Lindi Ortega, the Como Mamas, Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Frazey Ford and

Cecil Doo-Kingue. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people were in attendance last year, and organizers said the weather was a big pull as hundreds danced under sunny skies and later a star-lit night. Another draw is the setting, which is spectacular. Last year’s new stage included an open backdrop, allowing the audience to appreciate the view of the lake as the late afternoon and early evening light faded from silver to black. This year’s festivities are slated to take place Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and while organizers have yet to finalize the artist lineup, you can bet that fans are getting their lawn chairs and picnic baskets ready for the big day. For more Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival information visit www.burnabybluesfestival.com.

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Friday

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Thank you Burnaby

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Thank you for your votes!

BURNABY’S BEST SPA/AESTHETICS & HAIR SALON Dogs and owners alike love Deer Lake Park.

readers favourite place to walk your dog

 DEER LAKE PARK

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here’s no shortage of places in Burnaby to walk your dog. Popular places include Central Park, Confederation Park, Foreshore Park, Centennial Trail and Riverway Park. But the Best Place to Walk Your Dog, according to our readers, is Deer Lake Park, which has won top honours in this category for the last four years. Located adjacent to Burnaby City Hall, Deer Lake Park is at the city’s cultural heart as it’s also home to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery, Deer Lake Gallery and Burnaby Village Museum, and hosts numerous outdoor concerts during the summer months. The highlight of Deer Lake Park, especially among dog owners, is the extensive network of trails that criss-cross the park, allowing for a short jaunt in a light rain or a longer and leisurely stroll on a lazy weekend afternoon.

An easy five-kilometre walk will take about an hour starting from the Sperling Avenue parking lot on the east side of the park. Keep left and follow the path as it takes you across a small bridge. Follow the trail as it gently climbs away from the busy beach by the lake, and take the right paved path, which eventually turns to gravel again and leads onto a boardwalk. You can choose to loop around the lake or take a longer path further into the park for a longer walk. One thing to note is that dogs are not allowed onto the beach and neighbouring picnic area, but there are plenty of other sites in the park to lay out a blanket and a picnic. You may even find a spot that gives a glimpse of a skyline beyond the treetops while playing with your pooch to your heart’s content. Truth be told, people love Deer Lake Park too.

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 BURNABY BOARD OF TRADE

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t should come as no surprise that this year’s winner of the Best Sustainable Business is an organization involved with promoting sustainability among previous winners in this category. At the centre of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s sustainability efforts is its Pledge for a Sustainable Community. The initiative is an online resource that helps businesses reduce their environmental footprint. Businesses that take the pledge get advice on how to best reduce their use of resources and waste, as well as advice on travel and purchasing practices to reduce excess expenditures. “I think the value of the pledge is less what we do in the office than it is on how we are able to engage and encourage other businesses to become more sustainable,” says Tessa Vanderkop, manager for marketing, programs and sustainability.

The pledge has won kudos for the business association both locally and abroad. The BBOT won the City of Burnaby’s Environmental Star Award, was a finalist at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Innovative Programming competition and a finalist in the category of Best Corporate Social Responsibility Project in the 2015 World Chambers Competition in Italy. Prominent Burnaby businesses such as Hemlock Printing and Vancity have taken the pledge, which has in turn won the attention of our readers who recognized them as the “best” in this category in previous years. Vancity is taking the pledge one step further by encouraging their employees and business members to take up the challenge themselves and has committed to that goal with a $7,000 community grant. For more information visit bbotpledge.ca.

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Volunteers are key to the BNH’s success.

readers favourite community services

 BURNABY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE

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urnaby has one of the most diverse populations in the Lower Mainland with close to 60 per cent of the population identified as belonging to a visible minority, so it’s no wonder that the Burnaby Neighbourhood House was selected as the Best Community Services Organization in this year’s poll. The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a place where new immigrants can come for information and resources, families and individuals can get support and services, and where seniors and youth can gather. In short, it’s what its name implies; it’s somewhere in the neighbourhood where people from all walks of life can gather and find support, whatever their needs. “We are thrilled to receive this honour,” says Antonia Beck, executive director. “Our staff and volunteers work very hard to create a welcoming and engaged community, so this acknowledgement

is a testament to their passion and commitment to Burnaby and the work of our Neighbourhood House.” Volunteers are what make the Neighbourhood Houses in North and South Burnaby a success. They are an integral part of the wide range of programs and services offered. Neighbourhood House’s philosophy is that everyone should have equal access to community programs and services, and such programs should be accessible and affordable to all. To raise funds, the organization hosts a number of events throughout the year, including a gala diamond fundraiser. Upcoming events include the Neighbourhood House Week from May 7 to 13, an Incredible Quest fundraiser event on Sunday, May 8, that involves a foot race challenge and a Neighbours Lunch and open house in the South House at 4460 Beresford Street on May 10. To learn more visit burnabynh.com or call 604-294-5444.

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BEST MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL IN BURNABY We Humbly accept this award and would like to thank our community for its support

BLUE RIBBON SERVICE FLEXIBLE CLASS SCHEDULE AMAZING FAMILY RATES The Cactus Club has the recipe for a great patio experience.

readers favourite patio

 CACTUS CLUB BURNABY

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he competition in the Best Patio category has gone from high to fierce as dozens of new patios have made an appearance in Burnaby in recent years. Additional spending on new-fangled patio furniture, heating devices and sound systems are just upping the ante, and Cactus Club is no exception. “We spend a lot of time on patio design and focus on the vibe and ambience of our outdoor spaces as much as we do indoors,” says Christy Murphy, director of communications. “Although every patio is unique there are some elements – like the signature yellow umbrellas, fire pits, fully retractable doors that connect the indoor and outdoor spaces that you’ll find at our many locations.” A great patio offers fabulous views or peoplewatching perches and quick alternatives for those

sudden downpours or cool spells. Cactus Club North Burnaby has all the ingredients for such a patio. “We’re very excited to be recognized for our patios. They’re an essential part of our overall restaurant design,” says Christy. In addition to the physical requirements, is the “software” of a patio – the menu. “We’re just gearing up to launch our 98 days of summer menu where we’ll begin to serve food and drinks that are perfect for patio season,” says Christy. Included on the menu is the Passion Fruit Bellini, a frozen cocktail that made its first appearance last summer and is back by popular demand. “It’s made with real passion fruit juice and puree, and showcases delicious qualities of this delicious tropical fruit.” For more information, please visit www.cactusclubcafe.com.

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We wish to thank you all for voting our Law Firm as the “Best of Burnaby” for the last 17 consecutive years. For over 60 years Cobbett & Cotton has proudly ser ved clients from all over the lower mainland. We will continue to provide you with top quality legal ser vices with a continued commitment to excellent client relations. To better serve you, our office hours are: Mon - Thu: 9 am - 9 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am - 5 pm (evening & Saturday by appointment) Carleton Ave. at Hastings, North Burnaby, BC

Tel (604)299-6251

Fax (604)299-6627

www.cobbett-cotton.com

For your convenience our services are available in over 15 languages.


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View of Metrotown from Burnaby Mountain.

readers favourite view

 BURNABY MOUNTAIN

B

urnaby Mountain is a dominant landmark in the city, so it’s no wonder that it is continually selected as the Best View year after year. It features some of the best views of the city, and on a clear day, you can see as far as downtown Vancouver, across to the North Shore mountains and up Indian Arm, as well as across the ever-growing skyline surrounding Metrotown to the south. It’s a great place to bring out-of-town visitors as it gives a great perspective on the layout of Vancouver, rivalling views you might get further afield. Although the views are what attract many to the park and the Horizons Restaurant located on the park grounds, the 26 multi-use trails that cover 28 km in the 576 hectares of this conservation area are what keep visitors occupied and coming back for more.

Abundant wildlife also abounds here, with blacktail deer, coyotes and bald eagles a common sight among the varied ecosystems of deciduous and coniferous forest. Black bears and cougars are less often seen but occasionally spotted near some of the creeks and streams that cross the trails. In springtime and early summer, Burnaby Mountain also features a bloom of colours to captivate the budding horticulturalist. Centennial Rose Garden features more than 900 bushes and countless varieties. While the camera is out, don’t forget to pose next to the sculptures called Kamui Mintara (or Playground of the Gods), which are an unmistakable Burnaby backdrop. These giant totems were created by Japanese sculptors Nuburi Koko and his son, Shusei, and gifted to the city from Burnaby’s sister city in Japan, Kushiro.

Shout Out To All Our Loyal Customers! We want you to know we truly appreciate your business, loyalty, and friendship. Thank You For Voting Us The Best Florist In Burnaby!! We Love You!

www.lotusflowerboutique.ca

LOTUS FLOWER 4132 Dawson St. Burnaby, BC I 604-299-5200 I Toll Free: 1-888-565-5200 BOUTIQUE


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Thank you for your vote of confidence! We are honoured for Mulberry PARC to be voted in two categories this year: “Best Retirement Residence” for the 9th consecutive time and “Best Independent Living” for the 2nd consecutive time in Burnaby. We strive to provide our residents with the best of everything, so being recognized reassures us we are achieving our goals. Our sincere thanks to the community for your support!

Call Monica to reserve your tour and complimentary lunch. 604.526.2248

7230 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, BC

parcliving.ca/mulberry

Thank You Burnaby For Voting Us Best Indian Restaurant!

#5 - 4300 Kingsway, Burnaby • 604-436-5000 www.saffroncuisine.ca


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Voted Best Specialty Shoe Store! “It’s a pleasure to serve you, Burnaby!”

NEW

COMFORT SHOES

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NEW

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Ask us about:

TWO PAIR

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NEW

MYSTIC LINEN

SPORTY

We’re proud to be a part of your healthcare team

HEATHER IN BLACK

S A S C O M F O R T S H O E S L O C AT I O N S SAS BURNABY 5900 Kingsway 604.558.4727

SAS SURREY 10340 152nd St. 604.498.4801

(One block east of Imperial next to Wendy’s)

(Across from Guildford Mall, next to Tim Horton’s)

Organizing Your Medications

We can organize your medications in 7-day blister packs to help ensure you’re taking the correct medications at the right times.

Renewing Your Prescriptions

When you’ve run out of refills for your regular medications, we may be able to help. Your Pharmacist can assess your medication needs and extend your refills, if appropriate.

M-F 10-6 / SAT 10-5 / SUN 11-4

www.MySASshoes.ca

Thank you for choosing Anton’s as Burnaby’s Anton's as the BESTITALIAN ITALIAN RESTAURANT! RESTAURANT BEST Here at Anton’s we still embrace Tony’s original philosophy... eat lots, feel at home and have fun!

Transfer your prescription to our Pharmacy today.* It’s easy. Simply speak to one of our Pharmacists and we’ll take care of the rest. Thank you for naming Shoppers Drug Mart the best pharmacy in Burnaby for the third year in a row! Visit your nearest location:

Hastings & Madison Kensington Square Centrepoint Metrotown Tony Mauro OWNER

View menu

E. Hastings 4260 4260 E. Hastings St. St.with Burnaby NorthNorth Burnaby

604-299-6636 604-299-6636 Take-out Fax: 604-299-6881 Take-out Fax: 604-299-6881 www.antonspasta.com www.antonspasta.com

*By law, not all prescriptions can be transferred. See store for details.

Northgate Village Highgate Village Old Orchard S.C. Solo District


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Thank-you to all our beer drinkers, business partners, & Team Steam for making us Burnaby’s best craft beer brewery!

visit our brewery & taproom located at 3845 william st.


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Celebrating

20 years

BEST DINING BREAKFAST White Spot

FISH & CHIPS Cockney Kings

NEW RESTAURANT Big Star Sandwich

THAI Chad Thai

WINE LIST Horizons Restaurant

DELI Cioffi’s

BRUNCH White Spot

FUSION e.b.o.

PHO Broken Rice

COFFEE Starbucks

BAKERY Valley Bakery

GROCERY Save On Foods

BURGER White Spot

GREEK Cristos Greek Taverna

PIZZA Me-N-Eds

CRAFT BEER Steamworks

ORGANIC Whole Foods

BUSINESS Cactus Club Burnaby

INDIAN Saffron Indian Cuisine

PUB Great Bear Pub

CASUAL FARE White Spot

ITALIAN Anton’s

SANDWICH Big Star Sandwich

LIQUOR STORE BC Liquor Stores Highgate

CHOCOLATE Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

CATERER Big Star Sandwich

KOREAN Jang Mo Jib

CHINESE Burnaby Palace

MEXICAN El Comel

STEAK The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

FINE DINING Hart House

SMOOTHIE Jugo Juice TEA Davids Tea

SUSHI Sushi Garden

U-BREW/ON-PREMISE BEER & WINE MAKING The Fermented Grape

FROZEN DESSERT Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery SPECIALTY CAKES Valley Bakery BUTCHER Cioffi’s

PRODUCE Kin’s Farm Market PUB FOOD Wings SEAFOOD Regent Fish Market

BEST SERVICES ACCOUNTANT Pagnanini Edwards Lam

LAW FIRM Cobbett & Cotton

TRAVEL AGENCY Flight Centre

CAR WASH Oasis Automatic Car Wash

HAIR SALON Trinity Salon & Spa

DOGGY DAY CARE Metro Dogs

MORTGAGE Custom Mortgages

DRIVING SCHOOL Young Drivers of Canada

MANI/PEDI Tulips Nail Salon

DRY CLEANING Money’s Drycleaning

MUSIC STUDIO Staccato Music Studio

VETERINARY CLINIC South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital

TIRES Kal Tire

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TD Bank

PET GROOMING South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital

MARTIAL ARTS Master Gee’s Black Belt Academy

HEARING CENTRE Beltone on Hastings

PLUMBING Milani Plumbing

HOTEL Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

REAL ESTATE AGENCY ReMax Realty

INDEPENDENT LIVING Mulberry Parc

REALTOR Jenny Wun

IN-HOME CARE Nurse Next Door

RETIREMENT RESIDENCE Mulberry Parc

INSURANCE AGENCY GNK Insurance Audia & Spartano

AUTO BODY B&M Auto Collision Centre AUTO DEALERSHIP (NEW) Carter GM AUTO DEALERSHIP (USED) Carter GM

ACUPUNCTURE Total Therapy Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre COSMETIC DENTISTRY Ocean Dental

NATUROPATHY Total Therapy Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre

TANNING SALON Sun Lounge Tanning Studios VITAMIN STORE Alive Health Centre WALK-IN CLINIC Kensington Medical Clinic

PHARMACY Shoppers Drug Mart

YOGA STUDIO Moksha Yoga

PHYSIOTHERAPY, MASSAGE & REHABILITATION Total Therapy Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre

DAYCARE St Matthews Day Care

AUTO PARTS Lordco

COSMETIC LASER CENTRE Lougheed Laser Centre

AUTO SERVICES J Petersen Automotive Ltd

DANCE STUDIO Dance Express Inc

BIKE REPAIR Jubilee Cycle

DENTAL CLINIC Burnaby Dental Centre

BIKE STORE Cap’s Westwood Cycle

GYM & FITNESS CLUB Steve Nash Fitness World

PET SUPPLY STORE Tisol Pet Nutrition & Supply Stores

SPECIALITY SHOE STORE SAS Comfort Shoes

GARDEN CENTRE GardenWorks

BURNABY CELEBRITY Michael Bublé

SHOPPING CENTRE (INDOOR) Metropolis at Metrotown

VINTAGE & THRIFT Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift Store

INTERIOR DESIGNER Kendall Ansell Interiors

COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION Burnaby Neighbourhood House

SHOPPING CENTRE (OUTDOOR) Market Crossing Shopping Centre

WOMEN’S FASHION BOUTIQUE Nygard

SHOE REPAIR G.A.M. Shoes & Repair

SPORTS FACILITY 8 Rinks Canlan Ice Sports

SPA/AESTHETICS Trinity Salon & Spa

POST-SECONDARY B.C.I.T. PRE-SCHOOL Brentwood Preschool

BEST SHOPPING FIREPLACE STORE Solace Home Comfort FLORIST Lotus Flower Boutique GIFT STORE Things Engraved JEWELLERY STORE Rodan Jewellers OPTICAL Focus Eyecare Centre

FLOORING Home Depot

LIGHTING Norburn Lighting PAINT Home Depot ANNUAL BURNABY FESTIVAL Hats Off Days

OUTDOOR CONCERT OF THE YEAR Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival PATIO Cactus Club Burnaby

PLACES TO WALK YOUR DOG Deer Lake Park POLITICIAN Derek Corrigan SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS Burnaby Board of Trade VIEW Burnaby Mountain


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THANK YOU FOR MAKING US

THE BEST PLUMBER

20 YEARS IN A ROW !

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