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Sauteed bacon, garlic, onions and parmesan cheese.

Please select either menu 1, 2 or 3, or mix and match any 3 items

FINALIST: BEST GREEK FOOD

MENU 1 $15 6 oz Sirloin steak Charbroiled Chicken breasts Baked Lasagna w/ Meat sauce

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MENU 2 $18 Chicken Cordon Bleu 8 oz. NY steak Schnitzel “Champignon” Red wine mushroom gravy Sautéed Tiger Prawns

Slow roasted lamb shoulder with roast potatoes, rice, vegetables, pita bread, tzatziki, and Greek salad to start.

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ONE POUND STUFFED BURGER Caramelized onions and blue cheese stuffed between two 1/2 pound burger patties.

MENU 3 $21 12 oz. NY steak Pan seared Maple-Soy marinated Wild Salmon Chicken “Oscar” Asparagus, Crab, Hollandaise sauce Barbecued Baby Back Ribs * All our steaks are 28 day aged Triple “A” Alberta Beef

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* all the above (except Lasagna) come with a choice of rice, mashed potatoes, fries, or roast potato and soup of the day, tossed green salad, or Caesar salad and garlic bread.* * Dessert & coffee or tea may be added on for $ 5.50 more. * A gratuity of 16 % downstairs & 19 % upstairs will be added

UPCOMING LIVE ORIGINAL CONCERT PERFORMANCES Upstairs @ Bozzini’s

SATURDAY, NOV. 6 Wes Borg (of Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie), Trent Olver, and Tim Culbert (comedy, folk, roots & blues) Tickets $12 Doors open 8:00pm Show starts 9:30pm WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10 Declan McGarry solo (country, roots, rock) No Cover. Doors open 6:00pm Show starts 8:00pm MONDAY, NOV. 15 Ross Neilsen and the Suffering Bastards (blues) Tickets $12 Doors open 6:00pm Show starts 8:00pm RESERVE YOUR SEATS WELL IN ADVANCE! SHOWS SELL OUT FAST! ONLY 28 INTIMATE SEATS

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Welcome to the third edition of the A-List, where we lay out all the best aspects of Chilliwack as chosen by you, our readers. Our first two A-List publications were extremely successful thanks to the outstanding response. We asked you to pick your favourite things about our beautiful city, and you pulled through. And this year was no different. You picked up our voting cards or entered online, told us your favourite experiences, places and people in Chilliwack, and we tallied all the entries. Remember, all of the number one locations, products and leaders were picked by our faithful readers. So essentially, it’s written by you, for you. The only thing we would like to add is this; enjoy!

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Could it be Jim’s Pizzerias’ three convenient locations, their amazing variety of toppings or that tasty doughball that comes on top of the pizza? Whatever your reason for picking Jim’s Pizzeria, it’s the number one choice for pizza in Chilliwack. J’s on Promontory and Dominos also cook the perfect pizza, according to our readers.

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Winner: Boston Pizza Finalists: McDonald’s White Spot A specialty kid’s menu with surprising options like a mini portion of wild Pacific salmon go along with the typical kid faves like gooey grilled cheese and kid-sized cheeseburgers earned Boston Pizza the best kidfriendly restaurant. McDonalds and White Spot are also good restaurants to bring the kids to for a filling meal made easy.

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Winner: The Jolly Miller Pub Finalists: Major League 2 & Friendly Mike’s Pub

Winner: Hana Sushi Finalists: Seven Sushi & Vedder Sushi

It’s the neighbourhood pub full of friendly faces and good beer. But the Jolly Miller Pub also has the best pub grub around, with wings, nachos, burgers and more. For fine food at pub price along with big-screen TVs, a heated patio and live entertainment, the Jolly Miller’s got it all. Other notable pub food faves are Major League 2 and Friendly Mikes.

For the freshest sushi rolls and variety to keep you wanting more, Hana Sushi is the best Japanese food in Chilliwack. But this city has a surprising number of good sushi places, with Seven Sushi and Vedder Sushi also offering a variety of gyoza and bento boxes for eat-in or take-out.

A&W has a whole family of burgers to suit your appetite and appeal. With a root beer float on the side, A&W’s crisp cooked patties on fresh buns can’t be beat, though White Spot and McDonald’s are close finalists for the best burger in Chilliwack.

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Nobody in Chilliwack cooks up the perfect greek dinner like the famed Greek Islands. For a greek dinner that will make you dream of the Mediterranean, look no further than this local favourite. Of course, the greek offerings on the menu at Rendezvous and Bozzini’s are fantastic too.

Winner: Capital Restaurant Finalists: Ginkgo Chinese Food & Canton Garden Nestled in the heart of downtown, Capital Restaurant always fills up with patrons wanting the best chop sueys, hot pots, and sizzling teppan platters. For best Chinese food in town, take a seat at Capital. For quick and tasty alternatives, check out Ginkgo Chinese Food or Canton Garden.

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Winner: C-Lovers Fish & Chips Finalist: Victory Fish & Chips The fish & chips at C Lovers are deep fried to a crisp perfection, and with their special tartar sauce on the side, it’s the best place to stop for seafood. Victory English is a top pick as well, offering a real English experience along with some tasty traditional dishes.

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Winner: Greek Islands Finalists: Rendezvous Restaurant & Bozzini’s Restaurant

Winner: Bozzini’s Restaurant Finalists: Rustica’s Ristorante Italiano & Rendezvous Restaurant Italian restaurants need to have atmosphere and hearty, flavourful dishes. Bozzini’s is a notch above the rest when it comes to having all you want in an Italian restaurant, with their wide selection and

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B E ST B R E AKFA ST Winner: Cookies Grill Finalists: Banners Restaurant & Ricky’s Cookies Grill calls themselves the best kept secret in the Fraser Valley, but Chilliwack readers know the secret all too well: this restaurant has the best breakfast around. With home cooked meals, excellent service and a hearty selection of all your breakfast faves, Cookies is Chilliwack’s favourite place for breakfast. For fluffy pancakes, crisp bacon and a hot coffee, Banners Restaurant and Ricky’s also have menus to appease your breakfast cravings.

BEST LU NCH Winner: Cookies Grill Finalists: Bozzini’s Restaurant & The Reef Caribbean Restaurant Cookies Grill rakes in the awards this year. Not only do they have the best breakfast in town, they have also been voted the best place for lunch with their home style entrees and sensational wraps. But Bozzini’s and The Reef have some tasty lunch specials too.

BEST DINNER Winner: Bravo Restaurant & Lounge Finalists: Shandhar Hut & Greek Islands For appetizing entrees in a restaurant with a highclass atmosphere, Bravo Restaurant & Lounge is the

place to be for the dinner hour and beyond. With menu items like mussels in spicy chipotle cream, port-braised bison and chocolate grand marnier pate, is anyone surprised that Bravo took first place for best dinner? If your tastes lean more to world flavours, Shandhar Hut and Greek Islands have great dinner options as well.

BEST COFFEE Winner: Starbucks Finalists: Tim Hortons & Decades Coffee Club As west coast as we are in Chilliwack, it makes sense the place voted for having the best coffee is Starbucks, not to mention their specialty lattes, frappes and more. But, not surprisingly, Tim Hortons and Decades follow right behind with their perfect brews for java lovers.

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Winner: Bravo Restaurant & Lounge Finalists: Jackson’s Steakhouse & Ric’s Grill Bravo Restaurant & Lounge takes top award for fine dining in Chilliwack. The owners have taken note of meticulous details to bring atmosphere and a modern flare to compliment delicious meals and great service. For other fine dining options, Chilliwack has plenty including Jackson’s Steakhouse and Ric’s Grill.

BE ST FOOD COU RT Winner: Cottonwood Mall With a clean table always available, children’s high chairs and lots of selection, the best food court in Chilliwack has to go to Cottonwood Mall. There’s something to satisfy the taste buds of everyone in your family, including Japanese, Thai, sandwiches, burgers and breakfast.

Winner: Decades Coffee Club Finalists: Dairy Queen & Bravo Restaurant & Lounge

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For a dessert out with friends, family or even by yourself, it does not get better than Decades. With cozy chairs upstairs or cafe seating below, Decades is the perfect place to sink your teeth into a home-made cream pie, a rich slice of cheesecake or a decadent chocolate brownie. If you’ve got a craving for something sweet, there’s also a menu full of choices at Dairy Queen and Bravo.

When you’re on the go and have no time to cook, fast food is always an affordable and quick option. Our reader’s favourite is Wendy’s Restaurant at Vedder and Luckakuck. After all, who can resist a chocolate frosty and junior bacon cheeseburger? McDonald’s and Subway offer quick and affordable meals too.

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That nerve-wracking first date is made a little easier if you take your date to Bravo Restaurant & Grill. With their atmosphere and fine dining fare, the food will be perfect. All you have to worry about now is getting food stuck in your teeth and coming up with interesting things to say. Other restaurants suitable for your possible budding romance are Rustica and Bozzini’s.

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Winner: Cobs Finalists: Safeway Sardis Bakery The smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the air when you enter Cobs Bread in Cottonwood Mall. It’s hard to resist their cinnamon buns, scones, croissants and more. If the aroma is any indication, it’s no wonder Cobs was voted the best loaf of bread in town. For fresh baked bread, you can also pick up a loaf today at Safeway or Sardis Bakery.

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B E ST FU R N ITU R E STO R E Winner: The Brick Finalists: Longfellows & J Ballam

With a wide selection of couches, tables, beds and more at reasonable prices, the Brick took first place in this year’s A-List for best furniture store in Chilliwack. Longfellows and J Ballam also sell beautiful pieces of furniture at their convenient local locations.

B E ST APPLIA NCE STO R E Winner: Sears Finalists: Wagner Appliances & Fahimah Appliances Fridges, dishwashers, dryers and more: Sears is by far the best appliance store. If you’re shopping for a new appliance though, don’t forget to browse the selection at Wagner Appliances and Fahimah Appliances too.

B E ST HAR DWAR E STO R E Winner: Home Hardware Finalists: Canadian Tire & Rona Home Hardware lives up to its name, with all the hardware you need for your home projects. If you need a

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B E ST H O M E D E C O R STO R E Winner: Objekts Home & Gifts Finalists: Creekside & Decor West

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Objekts Home & Gifts wins handsdown for the best home decor store in Chilliwack. Full of fashionable items to dress up your home, this downtown store will have what you’re looking for even if you’re not sure what that is. To help create a style all your own, also take a look at Creekside and Decor West.

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B E S T PA I N T S T O R E Winner: Benjamin Moore Finalists: Cloverdale Paint & Pioneer Tim-Br Mart Paint is one of the quickest ways to liven up a room, and Benjamin Moore has knowledgeable staff and colour choices in every shade imaginable for your next painting project. There’s also Cloverdale Paint and Pioneer Tim-Br Mart to help bring colour into your world.

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Winner: Lolly’s Fashions Finalists: Auld Phillips Ltd. & Sears Canada Inc.

Winner: Value Village Finalists: Grapevine Clothing Co. & Bibles for Missions

Winner: Cheam Countertops

Every woman wants to be a fashionable woman, and Lolly’s Fashion Lounge makes it easy to do so. The staff are helpful and the selection is varied, whether you’re shopping for business casual or for a night on the town. Other good women’s clothing stores include Auld Phillips Ltd. and Sears Canada Inc.

Value Village is the number one stop for vintage clothing, that one-of-a-kind display piece and even the matching canister to your tupperware set. Clothing in every size, colour and style are here for the avid bargain shopper. Other shops for second-hand clothing deals include Grapevine Clothing Co. and Bibles for Missions.

There’s only one company to trust with your countertops, and that’s local business Cheam Countertops. They will bring out the best in your home by building the best countertops for your space, with reliability and expertise helping make them the number one choice for Chilliwack residents.

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Winner: Mark’s Work Wearhouse Finalists: Gord-Ray Men’s Wear Ltd. & Sears Canada Inc.

B E S T H O M E H E AT I N G & C O O L I N G C O M PA N Y Winner: Chill Air Finalists: Neels Heating & Supplies Ltd. & Meer Mechanical Whether it’s keeping cool in the summer or warm in the winter, Chill-Air in Chilliwack can help. They offer a full service of geo-thermal systems, hot water tanks, commercial refrigeration and more, including being available 24 hours a day for on-call service. Neels Heating & Supplies Ltd. and Meer Mechanical also work to keep the cold months warm and the warm months cool for you.

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B E ST J EWE LRY STO R E Winner: People’s Jewellers Finalists: Thomas Designer Jewellery & JR Jewellers Some bling, a ring, a shiny thing: the best jewelry store sells it all. For professional service and selection beyond compare, be sure to go to People’s Jewellers. Thomas Designer Jewellery and JR Jewellers can also help you find that perfect pair of earrings or necklace for your loved one.

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B E ST PL ACE TO B UY A SUIT / TUX Winner: Gord-Ray Men’s Wear Ltd. Finalists: K & Langs Men’s Wear Ltd. & Sears Canada Inc. Gord-Ray Men’s Wear Ltd. helps men to look their best for all the important occasions in life. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, or that big job promotion, suit up in style with help from the knowledgeable staff at Gord Rays. K & Lang’s Men’s Wear Ltd. also sells suits in all styles as does Sears Canada Inc.

Winner: Creekside Finalists: Rococco Home Decor & Just My Style Home Decor Finding a new decorative piece for your mantel or an accent piece for your living room is a good way to spend an afternoon. And the best place to find such knick-knacks is at Creekside Home Decor. This downtown Chilliwack store sells what you were looking for and didn’t even realize until you saw it. Other good spots for knick knacks include Rococo Home Decor and Just My Style Home Decor.

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Winner: Quick Pic Flowers Finalists: Little Mountain Greenhouses & Mary Clark Flowers Flowers for every reason can be found at Quick Pic Flowers. Beautiful arrangements, bright floral bouquets and custom orders are available here. But the selection at Little Mountain Greenhouses and Mary Clark Flowers are also a cut above the rest.

B E ST G AR DE N I NG STO R E Winner: Minter Gardens Finalists: Little Mountain Greenhouses & Cannor Nursery It’s obvious why Minter Gardens is the best gardening store in Chilliwack. With staff that have solid green thumbs, selection beyond compare and everything under one roof you need to get your garden growing, Minter Gardens takes first place in this category. For variety, be sure to stop in at Little Mountain Greenhouses and Cannor Nursery too.

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Winner: Mertin Auto Group Finalists: Valley Toyota & Chilliwack Ford Buying a new car is a big decision. But at Mertin Auto Group, the friendly staff help make that decision easier by getting you into the driver’s seat of the car that’s right for you. Under the leadership of Harry Mertin, this local car dealership has earned first place in Chilliwack’s list of the best new car dealers. Valley Toyota and Chilliwack Ford also have great vehicles at sound prices for local drivers.

BEST USED CAR DEALER Winner: Mertin Auto Group Finalists: Chilliwack Ford & Atwal’s Auto Mertins Auto Group has a wide selection of used cars, making them local reader’s top pick for best used car dealer. If you’re looking for a new-to-you car, you can also check the lots at Chilliwack Ford or Atwal’s Auto.

BEST CAR SALESPERSON Winner: Wayne Berghauser Finalists: Bill Cooper & Ken Simpson Wayne Berghauser is an assistant sales manager at Mertin Auto Group in Chilliwack, and he has been named this year’s best car salesperson. His incredible history in sales at Mertins goes back to even before Harry Mertin owned the car dealership. Wayne is a

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BEST PLACE FOR AN OIL CHANGE Winner: Great Canadian Oil Change Finalists: Dipstick Lube Centre & Mr. Lube The Great Canadian Oil Change was voted best place for an oil change. The franchise is number one for its high quality service and low price. Quick oil changes makes this a convenient stop, with only 10 minutes needed for an oil change and top-up. Dipstick Lube Centre and Mr. Lube also offer timely service.

B E S T A U TO R E PA I R S H O P Winner: Broadway Motors Ltd. Finalists: Ken’s Tire & Wheel & DJ Automotive What’s that clicking sound? What’s the matter with my car? Just why is that check engine light on? For the countless questions that arise from owning a car, Broadway Motors Ltd is the place to find answers. They’ll pop open your hood and figure out how to get your car in good running shape again. The mechanics at Ken’s Tire & Wheel and at DJ Automotive can also diagnose your car problems and figure out how to make your car run like new again.

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Winner: Ken’s Tire & Wheel Finalists: Big O Tires & Kal Tire With the rainy and wintery conditions ahead, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’ve got good tires on your vehicle. For the best tire store in Chilliwack, head to Ken’s Tire & Wheel and get a grip on what wheels you need. Big O Tires and Kal Tire have selection just right for your car too.

B E S T C A R D E TA I L I N G Winner: Toby’s Car Detail Finalist: Washworld Toby’s Car Detail helps vehicle owners take pride in their ride by offering the best car detailing around. Spiffing up your vehicle gives even the most tired looking car a new lease on life. For car detailing, you can also roll into Washworld.

B E ST SPO RT I NG GOO DS STO R E Winner: Cheam Source for Sports Finalist: Sport Check & Canadian Tire For everything sports related, look no further than Cheam Source for Sports. This local business carries everything from hockey sticks to bikes and all equipment in between. If you’re in the Cottonwood Mall, Sport Check has a constantly updated selection on the latest in sporting goods, or head across the street to Canadian Tire for their seasonal selections.

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Having the right equipment for sports is only the first step. Next you need to have the right sportswear for the sport you’re playing. For the best in sportswear, the Chilliwack location of Sports Check is your first stop. Cheam Source for Sports has the right duds for hockey, running and more and Chilliwack Dart and Tackle also has clothing for sale for your sportswear needs.

B E ST OUTDOO R STO R E Winner: Canadian Tire Finalist: Vedder Mountain Field Supplies & Fred’s Custom Tackle Chilliwack is well-known for its outdoors. From fishing in the rivers and lakes to beautiful hikes in the surrounding mountains, we are a population that enjoys nature. For the right supplies to help make your next outdoor experience enjoyable, go to Canadian Tire, voted the best outdoor store in Chilliwack. To pick up supplies for your next camping or fishing trip, Vedder Mountain Field Supplies and Fred’s Custom Tackle can also help get you set to head out into the great outdoors.

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B E ST TOY / HOBBY STO R E Winner: Hometown Hobbies & Toys Finalist: Miss Muffets Toy Shop & Walmart Toys for the young right up to the young at heart can be found at Hometown Hobbies & Toys. Voted the best toy / hobby store, this store has an incredible variety for sale including games, models, educational aids, puzzles, paints and more. Chilliwack toy lovers can also find fun stuff for sale at Miss Muffets Toy Shop and Walmart.

BEST PHARMACY Winner: Shoppers Drug Mart Finalist: Pharmasave & London Drugs Nobody ever wants to get sick, but when you do come down with something you want to get better fast. For the best pharmacy to help get you back on your feet go to Shoppers Drug Mart. At Pharmasave and London Drugs the staff will also be able to help you find the medicine you need to feel better.

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Winner: Paul Gumprich Paul Gumprich is the brigade fire chief at Hall #6, and has been voted the best firefighter in Chilliwack. This volunteer firefighter oversees the activities of 15 other volunteer firefighters at the Greendale Hall. And while this is not one of the most active halls in the Chilliwack fire department, its volunteers are obviously well-known and wellloved by Greendale residents. Gumprich has been a firefighter for approximately 20 years, both here and in Ontario, and he works hard to keep his Greendale community fire safe.

Our mayor Sharon Gaetz has been named the best mayor of all time in Chilliwack. She became the city’s first female mayor in December, 2008 and has overseen some large and small events in Chilliwack during her tenure including the opening of the new Chilliwack Cultural Centre, groundbreaking for a new affordable housing project and the opening of the Evans Road connector. Former mayors Clint Hames and John Les also top the list of best mayors of all time.

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Winner: Lea-Anne Dunlop Cpl. Lea-Anne Dunlop has been voted the number one police officer in town. Her role is to keep the public informed on important community issues and she stays in constant touch with local media to ensure that Chilliwack residents know what’s taking place in our community. Before moving into this position in 2007, Dunlop was a youth officer. She has also been a mentor with the Fraser Valley Youth academy, as well as a D.A.R.E. officer. She’s been described by her peers as a dedicated officer who provides the highest quality of service to the community.

As the MP for the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding as well as the Minister of Transportation, Chuck Strahl has gained the respect of his constituents and has been voted best local politician. A member of the Conservative party, Strahl has also served as the Indian Affairs and Northern Development minister and as Agriculture minister. He was first elected under the Reform Party banner in 1993. Other politicians given the nod of approval are Barry Penner and Pat Clark.

BEST VOLU NTEE R Winner: Walter Sussel Finalists: Clint Hames John Les Walter Sussel was speechless in learning he had been voted best volunteer of the year by Chilliwack readers. In recalling his volunteer experience, Sussel shares that he was a member of the Kinsmen club and the Fraser Rotary Club. In 2003 Chilliwack hosted the BC Senior Games and Sussel was director of medical services, and in 1997 Chilliwack hosted the BC Games for athletes with disabilities and Sussel volunteered to be in charge of health services. He has been an avid volunteer with the ElderCollege through the University of the Fraser Valley. This non-profit society has a goal of providing adults over the age of 50 with access to educational and learning opportunities. Sussel has volunteered with this college basically since its inception in 1999. He was a member of the administrative committee then last April became the chair of the ElderCollege Council. He is also a member of the Probus Club of Chilliwack.

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Barry Eggen has been named best school teacher in Chilliwack. He is the band director at Vedder Middle School, where he’s taught since 1985. In his time, he has developed a strong band program, and has also taught trombone at the Chilliwack Academy of Music. This isn’t Eggen’s first time being recognized for his outstanding teaching skills: in 2000 he was awarded the Professional Music Educator Award.

Laura Nisbet of HomeLife Glenayre Realty has been voted as the best Realtor in Chilliwack. She’s worked and lived here since 1987 and believes in going the extra mile for her customers. Re/max Realtor Bryan Van Hoepen and Landmark Realtor Shannon Babcock will also help you buy that perfect home for you.

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Winner: Ryan Howse Finalists: Oscar Moller Kevin Sundher

Working tirelessly to raise money for cancer research and promote the Terry Fox Foundation, Betty Fox keeps her son’s namesake organization front and centre in people’s minds and hearts. More than 30 years after her son Terry started the Marathon of Hope, Betty is still working to help finish what he started: eradicate cancer. Terry Fox might be the hero of Canada, but Betty Fox is definitely the hero of Chilliwack.

Fan favourite player for the Chilliwack Bruins is left wing Ryan Howse. Howse made his WHL debut during the 2006-07 season with the Bruins and became the fourth Bruins player to score three goals in one game. He set a Bruins team record in the 2009-2010 season with an amazing 47 goals. Next on the list of best Chilliwack Bruins players are Oscar Moller and Kevin Sundher.

BEST LAWYER Winner: Ron Kaye Finalists: Delwin Stander Michael Thorton Ron Kaye is Chilliwack’s best lawyer. Living in Chilliwack since 1970, Kaye has practiced law here ever since. His practice at Kaye Thome Toews & Hansford is focused on land development work, mortgages, conveyancing, real estate, wills, estates, and corporations. Other notable lawyers include Delwen Stander of Stander & Company Barristers and Michael Thornton of Patten Thornton Barristers & Solicitors.

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Winner: PriceSmart Foods Finalists: Real Canadian Superstore & Canada Safeway Ltd. For low prices, best selection and quick service, the best grocery store in Chilliwack is PriceSmart Foods. With their self-checkout options, it makes a quick trip to the grocery store even quicker now. You’ll find fresh foods and wide selection at Real Canadian Superstore and Canada Safeway Ltd. too.

B E ST PRO DUCE STO R E Winner: Hofstedes Country Barn Finalists: Kin’s Farm Market & PriceSmart Foods It’s a local, family-owned business where the produce is always fresh and the selection is always great. No wonder Hofstede’s Country Barn took top spot for best produce store in Chilliwack. Their convenient location just off of highway one makes eating healthier even easier. Alternatively, you can find the fruits and vegetables at Kin’s Farm Market or PriceSmart Foods too.

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B E ST O RG A N IC STO R E Winner: The Town Butcher Finalists: All Things being Eco & Hofestedes Country Barn Organic, natural food is a high priority for many Chilliwack shoppers. The Town Butcher makes buying organic meat for your family much easier, with knowledgeable staff and all kinds of meat cuts fresh and ready for your next meal. For other organic choices, All Things Being Eco and Hofstedes Country Barn are also top spots for finding organic goods.

B E S T D E L I C AT E S S E N Winner: The Town Butcher Finalists: Fraser Valley Meats & Klassic European Deli With deluxe deli sandwiches, enticing salads and soups like your grandma used to make, it makes sense that The Town Butcher was a cut above the rest for best delicatessen. For lunch on the go or deli meats, Chilliwack buyers also have options at Fraser Valley Meats and Klassic European Deli.

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Winner: The Town Butcher Finalists: Fraser Valley Meats & Johnsons Packers Dropping into your local butcher shop for a cut of meat harkens back to the days of simpler living. The Town Butcher keeps that tradition alive, with staff available to help you choose the best cut of meat for your special occasion or just a simple family dinner. In a meat-loving community like this though, you can head to Fraser Valley Meats or Johnsons Packers too.

B E ST F IS H / S E AFOO D STO R E Winner: The Docks Seafood Finalists: Fraser Valley Meats & Real Canadian Superstore We might live an hour away from the ocean, but The Docks Seafood brings the ocean right to Chilliwack with their fish and seafood for sale. Whether you’re looking for fresh or frozen, The Docks Seafood has the best the ocean has to offer, available right in town. Fraser Valley Meats and Real Canadian Superstore both have fish on the menu too.

B E S T H E A LT H S T O R E Winner: Sardis Health Foods Finalists: Beyond Nutrition & Living Well Vitamins Sardis Health Foods promotes a healthy lifestyle in Chilliwackians; that’s why they’ve been voted

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BEST LIQUOR / BEER STO R E & WI N E STO R E Winner: Friendly Mike’s Pub Finalists: Garrison Crossing & Jolly Miller Pub For your favourite bottle of wine, champagne, or six-pack, the place to go is Friendly Mike’s Pub. Garrison

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Winner: Video Station Finalists: Block Buster Video & Video Tonight With all the latest Hollywood hits and the old classics, Video Station is Chilliwack’s number one video store. Blockbuster and Video Tonight also offer up a good evening’s entertainment with flicks for the whole family.

B E ST PL ACE TO B UY A ROMA NT IC GIFT Winner: Cheeki Cherry Finalists: La Senza & The Diva Boutique If you’re looking for a romantic gift for your lover, head on down to Cheeki Cherry. From lingerie to adult toys, this local store has it all. To dress for your date night, La Senza or The Diva Boutique are sure to have something fit for you.

B E ST FACIAL Winner: Age Defying Skin Clinic Finalists: Undine’s Retreat Day Spa & Gente Bella Salon & Spa Every girl needs a good facial once in awhile, so book an appointment and treat yourself at Age Defying Skin Clinic. Alternatively, Undine’s Retreat Day Spa and Gente Bella also know how to make your skin look young and fresh with a soothing facial treatment.

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Manicures and pedicures are among women’s favourite treatments for their body, and Undine’s Retreat Day Spa knows how to handle your fingers and feet with care. For the best manicure or pedicure, see the staff at Undine’s. To get your nails up to par, Gente Bella and Soul 2 Sole also have manicure / pedicure packages.

Winner: Tropicana Tanning Studios Finalists: Island Tan & Allure Tanning Lounge Everyone likes the look of a healthy tanned glow, but with the thick of fall upon us and summer a long time away, the best way to get a tan is to head to one of Chilliwack’s most popular tanning salons, Tropicana Tanning Studios. To get that just-gotback-from-holidays look, you can also book an appointment at Island Tan or Allure Tanning Lounge.

B E ST HAI R SALON Winner: Gente Bella Salon & Spa Finalists: Undines on Young Hair Studio & Illusions Hair Studio

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Winner: Age Defying Skin Clinic Finalists: Royal Rooster Tattoo & Scarecrow Tattoo The Age Defying Skin Clinic has been voted as the best tattoo parlour in Chilliwack. With their unique ability to give clients permanent makeup, it’s a popular clinic for people allergic to makeup or who have sparse or uneven eyebrows, for example. For artistic tattoos, head to the Royal Rooster Tattoo or Scarecrow Tattoo.

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Winner: Lazure Clinique Lazure Clinique has one goal in mind: to assist you in having healthier, younger looking skin. With laser techniques that can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and damage, Lazure Clinique will take years off the look of your skin, leaving you looking as young as you feel.

B E S T D E N TA L O F F I C E Winner: Vita Dental Finalists: Willow Dental Care & Dr. Song To get your pearly whites whiter and keep those cavities at bay, the best dental office in Chilliwack is Vita Dental. Willow Dental Care and Dr. Song are also among local’s top picks for dental care.

BEST COMPUTER SHOP Winner: A Plus Digital Services Ltd Finalists: London Drugs Ltd & Future Shop We all own them but hardly anybody seems to know how to fix them. That’s why the talented technical team at A Plus Digital Services Ltd. have been voted best computer shop in Chilliwack: they’ll take your computer and get it running again in no time. Other computer repair spots include London Drugs Ltd. and Future Shop.

Winner: ner: The Bookman B Finalists: Coles The Book People & Nuggets Used Books The best bookstore is definitely The Bookman. This popular downtown bookstore has an amazing selection of used books and also brings in entertainment such as author readings or musical guests. Avid readers can browse the stacks at Coles The Book People or Nuggets Used Books to find that perfect read for a Saturday afternoon.

B E ST LOCK & KEY S E RVICE Winner: Doug’s Key Mart Whether you’ve just moved in and need extra keys, are loaning the car to a friend or lost your own house key, the best lock & key service can be found at Doug’s Key Mart & Locksmith in the Chilliwack Mall.

BEST CHILDREN’S S P E C I A LT Y O U T L E T Winner: Lellow Kids Gear Finalists: Hometown Hobbies & Toys & Teddy Bear Dreams Infant’s & Children’s Wear Modern clothing and cool toys makes Lellow Kids Gear the best children’s specialty outlet. But don’t forget when shopping for that special little someone

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BEST U-BREW / U-VIN Winner: Conner’s Wine Cellar Finalists: Divine Wines & La Brewhouse For the best in u-brew and u-vin, mix up a batch of your own favourite flavour at Conner’s Wine Cellar. Creating that perfect bottle of wine is also made easier at Divine Wines and La Brewhouse.

B E ST S POT FO R F R E E WIRELESS ACCESS Winner: Starbucks Finalists: Decades Coffee Club & Waves Coffee House Sit down with a pumpkin spiced latte or a mocha frappuccino and pull out your laptop: Starbucks is the best spot for free wireless access in Chilliwack. Between the tasty treats and comfy chairs, internet addicts can spend hours browsing the net at this coffee shop. Decades and Waves also offer free wifi for customers.

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Winner: Jolly Miller Finalists: Duke of Dublin & Corky’s

For a night on the town, head to Industry for the best dancing. Loud music, lots of space to dance and a party atmosphere make it Chilliwack’s favourite spot to dance the night away. Alternatively, get your dancing groove on at Echo Room or Corky’s.

The Jolly Miller Pub is the best place to go for an after-work beer or a weekend gathering of friends. It has that neighbourhood pub feel to it and includes a surprising array of food on the menu. Other pubs good for a pint include Duke of Dublin and Corky’s.

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Winner: Jolly Miller Finalists: Corky’s & Major League 2

Winner: Party in the Park Finalists: Dixieland Jazz Festival & Bluegrass Festival

Meeting friends for drinks? Head to the Jolly Miller Pub for a relaxed pub atmosphere in the middle of Sardis. Other places for a quick beer or an evening out are Corky’s and Major League 2.

Winner: Cottonwood Cinema Finalists: Landing Leisure Centre & Party in The Park

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For family entertainment head to Cottonwood Cinema. Take the kids to a show, grab a popcorn and enjoy the latest Hollywood has to offer. If you’re looking for something a little more active, good places for family entertainment include the Landing Leisure Centre and Party in the Park.

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The Party in the Park has quickly risen to Chilliwack resident’s favourite annual musical event. The number of people who come out for the free music in the park, the atmosphere and the vendor shopping just keeps rising, so much so that the finale this summer saw thousands turn out. But Chilliwack is not short on great annual musical events; others include the Dixieland Jazz Festival and the Bluegrass Festival.

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Winner: Pardon My Striptease Finalists: These Kids Wear Crowns & Tractor Grease Pardon My Striptease, with their original alternative / funk / rock sound and still high off the recording

B E ST LOC AL ART IST Winner: Emily Hoskins Finalists: Trevor McDonald & Nigel Lucas Photographer Emily Hoskins wins hands-down for the best local artist. Her talented eye captures amazing photographs of life’s most precious moments. In this last year, Hoskins gained new fame for her ‘101 in 1001’, a blog of her experiences doing 101 things in 1,001 days, and she has inspired others to start lists of things they want to do. Other artists on the top of Chilliwack resident’s list of favourites include singer / songwriter Trevor McDonald and tattoo artist Nigel Lucas.

B E ST LOC AL M US ICIA N Winner: Trevor McDonald Finalists: Bob Anstey & Brad Fry The talented stylings of Trevor McDonald puts him in the number one spot for best local musician. Aside from his musical talent, McDonald is also well-known for his community activism, helping to organize such events as the highly popular Party in the Park. Other local musicians we love to listen to include Bob Anstey and Brad Fry.

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Winner: Craig Tolmie Finalists: Mark Habshield Of all the coaches of all the teams in all of Chilliwack, locals have voted Fusion Athletics coach Craig Tolmie as the best coach. Tolmie inspires cheerleaders to do their best and to be challenged. Fusion Athletics coaches kids from three to 18 years of age. This year, there are approximately 110 students in Fusion cheerleading squads. Tolmie has been coaching for the past six years, getting into the cheerleading scene after his daughter got involved. His personal motto is to be able to make a difference in kid’s lives, and he enjoys seeing the kids bond and work together as a team and perform their best. Runner-up for best coach in Chilliwack is Mark Habscheid, head coach and general manager of the Chilliwack Bruins.

BEST CHILLIWACK TEAM OF ALL TIME

The Junior A hockey team, Chilliwack Chiefs, have been voted best Chilliwack team of all time, a favourite even though the team has since been moved to Langley. That’s saying a lot, with competition from the likes of the WHL team the Chilliwack Bruins and the cheerleading groups at Fushion Athletics.

Winner: Thurston Meadows Finalists: Lindeman Lake & Island 22 Well, it’s not much of a best-kept secret recreation spot if we share it with you. But since you locals already know that Thurston Meadows is a great recreation spot we might as well share the news. This site is right by the Chilliwack River in the lower Chilliwack River Valley and provides access to everything from fishing to picnicking. Other recreation spots to keep for ourselves are Lindeman Lake and Island 22.

B E ST F I S H I NG S POT Winner: Vedder River Finalists: Island 22 & Chilliwack River

BE ST SPORTI NG EVE NT Winner: Chilliwack Bruins Finalists: Run for Mom & Motorcross

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BE ST SPORTS F I E LD Winner: Townsend Park Finalists: Sardis Secondary & Fairfield There is always something going on at Townsend Park. Whether it’s for the baseball, soccer, Ultimate frisbee, football or just kicking the ball around with friends, Townsend Park was voted best sports field in Chilliwack, followed by Sardis Secondary and Fairfield Island.

B E ST PL ACE TO WO RKOUT Winner: Landing Leisure Centre Finalists: She’s Fit & YMCA There’s always equipment available, everything is kept in great working order, the temperature is perfect for working up a good sweat and the new TV’s make for a nice bonus. No wonder the Landing Leisure Centre is Chilliwack’s favourite place to work out. New gym She’s Fit is also high on the list and the ever-popular YMCA.

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It’s no secret that Chilliwack is the best place to come for fishing, as evidenced by this year’s massive turnouts for the historic sockeye run. To get a good fishing spot, head on down to Vedder River for a fresh fish catching feast. Fishing is famous at Island 22 and the Chilliwack River too.

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BEST GOLF COURSE Winner: Chilliwack Golf Finalists: The Falls & Aquadel Perfect greens, a great view and plenty of tee times makes Chilliwack Golf the best local golf course. For avid golfers, there are many great golf spots to play a relaxing round, including The Falls and Aquadel.

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The Rotary Trail and Cheam wetlands are also popular bird stops, so bring the binoculars and watch the flurry of activity.

The Landing Leisure Centre is a hub of activity in Chilliwack, and with something on offer for every age it has been voted the best community centre in town. Similar program offerings can be found at Cheam Centre and the YMCA.

B E ST P L AYG RO U N D Winner: Vedder Elementary Finalists: Landing Leisure Centre & Watson Glen

BEST WALKING TRAIL Winner: Rotary Trail Finalists: Mt. Thom & Linderman Lake The Rotary trail following the Vedder River stretches 15.5 kilometres. Active residents enjoy getting out on this popular trail for walking, running, cycling or even horseback riding. Other favourite walking trails include Mt. Thom and Lindeman Lake.

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Vedder Elementary has brightly coloured slides, swings that take you high in the air and a safe design to put parents at ease, making it the number one playground for kids. But kid-friendly play options abound also at Landing Leisure Centre and Watson Glen.

B E S T P L A C E TO B I R D - W ATC H Winner: Blue Heron Reserve Finalists: Rotary Trail & Cheam Wetlands The number one place to watch birds flock together is at the Blue Heron Reserve. The 130-hectare site, located on the undyked floodplain of the Veder river, is known for the breeding colony of Great Blue Herons and a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation.

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Winner: Townsend Park Finalists: Sardis Sports Field & Fairfield Island

The best part about playing hockey at Prospera Centre is you get to feel like you’re a Chilliwack Bruin, even if you’re just a weekend warrior or it’s your first time playing a game of shinny. If you’re down in Sardis, Twin Rinks has lots of ice time for playing hockey too.

B E ST P L AC E TO P L AY BASEBALL Winner: Townsend Park Finalists: Fairfield Island Batter up! It seems most of Chilliwack shows up for annual tournaments and weeknight baseball games at Townsend Park. With multiple lit diamonds and safe fencing to enclose games, Townsend Park is the best place to play ball. Fairfield Island also has baseball diamonds for formal and fun games.

Townsend Park is the best place to play soccer, with its well-manicured greens and lots of room for cheering on the sidelines. The lit field has artificial turf, making for perfect playing conditions every time. Sardis Sports Field and Fairfield Island also offer ample room for a scrimmage.

B E ST PL ACE TO P L AY T E N N I S Winner: Portage Park Finalists: Twin Rinks & Sardis Secondary Portage Park is a beautiful location for a round of tennis. With clean courts in great shape, grab your racket and a partner to play a round of tennis. If you live close to Twin Rinks, there’s also plenty of courts available there and at Sardis Secondary school.

The Chilliwack Bruins play the Vancouver Giants at Prospera Centre, Chilliwack’s best place to play hockey.

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Winner: Cultus Lake Finalists: Bridal Falls & Central Park

Winner: Museum Finalists: Courthouse & Prospera Centre

Cultus Lake makes any time a good time for a picnic. The quiet of the lake most of the year, and the packed-tooverflowing crowds in summer always make for an interesting time to pack a lunch-on-the-go. Other good picnic spots include Bridal Falls and Central Park.

Chilliwack is full of history and heritage, and our past has been kept alive with some great buildings. The museum was voted best building in town, and it is indeed a beautiful building to be proud of with white columns and an arching stairway. The courthouse and Prospera Centre are also some of the best buildings around.

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B E S T R E C R E AT I O N BUILDING The Landing Leisure Centre is a facility to be proud of, and Chilliwack residents obviously are given that was the number one pick for best recreation building around. With a top-notch aquatic facility and fitness centre, the Landing Leisure Centre meets your fitness needs. For Sardis residents there’s also Cheam Centre, and in the middle of the two check out the YMCA.

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BEST CITY STREET NAME Winner: Sesame Street Finalists: Luckakuck & Garrison Blvd I can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street. It’s the best city street name in Chilliwack, and it’s found off of Silver Ave. in Sardis. But you wouldn’t be a local if you didn’t also vote for Luckakuck or Garrison Blvd. as the best city street names in town.

B E S T PA RT O F C H I L L I W AC K EXHIBITION Winner: Rodeo Finalists: 4H & the Rides While it’s hard to pick just one, readers have voted that the best part of the annual Chilliwack Exhibition is the rodeo. Following closely behind are the 4H shows and, of course, the many zany and zippy rides.

BEST COMMUNITY EVENT Winner: Party in the Park Finalists: Exhibition & Canada Day Party in the Park really is the best community event. Taking place every summer in the heart of Chilliwack, Party in the Park brings together superb live entertainment with space to dance, booths from local crafters and cooks, and a high likelihood that you’ll run into at least a few people you know. The

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BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT Winner: Hospice Gala Finalists: Relay for Life & Run for Mom It’s a ritzy affair for a good cause. The best fundraising event is the Hospice Gala, which has so far netted more than $490,000 for the Chilliwack Hospice! Other great local fundraising events include the Relay for Life and the Run for Mom.

B E ST R E A SON TO LIVE I N CHILLIWACK Winner: The People Finalists: Beautiful Mountain & Outdoors Not to brag or anything, but the best reason to live in Chilliwack is obviously the people. We have the finest folk around living here, and Chilliwackian’s friendly attitude, kindly deeds and hospitable nature truly does make this a great place to live. On top of that reason, there’s also the beautiful mountains and the readily accessible outdoors that makes Chilliwack a great place to live.

B E ST S POT FO R A GOO D VI EW Winner: Mt. Cheam Finalists: Mt. Thom & Elk Mountain

It’s one heck of a hike, but the sight from the top of Mt. Cheam makes it the best spot for a good view. Aside from the stunning vistas, hiking Mt. Cheam means you get to brag to your friends you made it to the top of one of the most recognizable peaks in Chilliwack. Much shorter but just as pretty a spot for a good view is Mt. Thom. Elk Mountain also ranked in the top three Chilliwack locations for a good view.

B E ST DECI S ION M ADE BY CHILLIWACK CITY COUNCIL Winner: Demolish Empress Finalists: Evans Road Development & Get rid of strippers Of all the decisions made by the Chilliwack City Council, the best one was demolishing the old Empress Hotel. This downtown hotel was past its prime and when the city bought the hotel it was quickly knocked down to make room for future development as part of downtown revitalization. Other popular decisions include the Evans Road development currently underway, and getting rid of strippers.

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