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People’s Choice

Awards 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

AWARDS 2018

Supplement to the Merritt Herald


2 • THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 Merritt Herald

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Family Dental Care from professionals you can trust

We are incredibly grateful and honored that the community has voted us as the Reader’s Choice and we PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner hope to continue giving great AWARDS Best Dental service to the community. 2018

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The Merritt Herald is proud to present the first ever People’s Choice Awards. The awards were created to recognize the businesses, people and volunteer organizations that have gained the appreciation of our community. The entry form was made available in editions of the Merritt Herald, running every week from the beginning of April until April 18. Additionally, locals were invited to vote online at merrittherald.com. These awards represent the first of what will be a yearly event and we look forward to our community having their say once again next year. The fact that we have so many amazing businesses in Merritt and the surrounding area gives us a variety of where to shop to obtain our everyday needs and wants. We encourage everyone to shop local and support those that work so hard to make our economy thrive in Merritt! Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME!

DENTISTRY @ MERRITT 2731 Forksdale Ave., Merritt 250-378-4888

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And the winners are...

Hub International Insurance Brokers is Very Proud of our Client Service Team They truly are THE BEST Let us review all your options and assist you in making an informed insurance decision.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

2018 Winner

AWARDS 2018

Business of the Year Best Business Overall (10 employees or more) Best Insurance Office Best Customer Service/ PEOPLE’S CHOICE Cathy Mortimer

AWARDS Best Salesperson/ 2018

Adam Etchart

Auto Insurance Specialists

Motor License Specialists

Home Insurance Specialists

Jaymie Brundage

Debbie Mckinney

Jean Tribe

Virginia Aspinall

Angie Allgrove

Sherry Desy

Kristina Bergstrom

Lana Emslie

Tiffany Brabant

Adam Etchart

Cathy Mortimer

( Commercial Insurance also)

Branch Manager: Jo Ann Irvine, Commercial Insurance

International Insurance Brokers 1802 Chapman St. Merritt, BC

(250)

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The 950 Rocky Mountain Ranger Cadet Corps and the 950 RCACC Sponsoring Committee would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support us.

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Hub International Insurance - Business of the Year Hub International Insurance - Best Business Overall, Over 10 Employees Sagebrush Mini, RV and Outdoor Storage/Best Business Overall, Under 10 Employees Greg ~ 2nd Avenue Signs - Best Business Owner Sharon Bond-Hogg & Darren Hogg/Kekuli Cafe - Best Business Owner 7-Eleven - Best Convenience Store 7-Eleven - Best Gas Station Adam Etchart/Hub International Insurance - Best Salesperson Arnica Contracting Inc. - Best Landscaping Company Best Western Plus - Best Hotel/Motel Black’s Pharmacy (1972) Ltd. - Best Pharmacy Bobby Geier/Fifth Geier Auto - Best Mechanic Brad Yakimchuk/Century 21 - Best Realtor Brambles Bakery & Cafe Ltd. - Best Coffee Shop Brambles Bakery & Cafe Ltd. - Best Soup Canada Cafe - Best Chinese Food

2018 Winner

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Best AWARDS Non-Profit 2018

Organization

Thank you all, and extra Big Thank You’s to: Nadina Logging Ltd Lynda’s Café City of Merritt WestJet Merritt Centennials Merritt & District Chamber Of Commerce Teck – Highland Valley Murray GM Radio Q101 Merritt Herald Nadan Military Band Heartland TV Productions City Furniture Telus Merritt Elks Legion 96 Merritt Spanner & Web

Thank you to all of our loyal customers and voters for choosing Hack Electric as best Electrical Contractor for the People’s Choice Awards! We have called Merritt home for 50 years and have been in business for 35 years! We love Merritt and continue to look forward to serving all your electrical needs!

The Cadets spent their spring break this year touring the “Canadian Battlefields” in France. The experience was life changing for all those who attended. There were 10 youths and 3 adults who attended the tour. The emotions, history, and physically experience has made an impact that has given everyone a greater understanding of the role that Canadians had in the World Wars. We thank you for your support and hope that we will continue to have your support as we are always fundraising for equipment, competitions, travel, field training and operating expenses.

Drillwell Merritt Printing Brian Cave Tire Shop Karen Bonneteau – Remax Vancouver Canuck Alumni Vancouver Canucks Retired NHL Boston Bruins Rick Smith Ron Miciuk Shane Inglis Kathy Crack Nicola Valley Museum Kal Tire RBC Interior Credit Union WestCan Cil Street Merritt Stock Car

Grocery People Carrie Ware & Co Save-On Foods Extra Foods Canadian Tire LNIB Jackie Tegart MLA Fraser Nicola Mayor & Council City of Merritt Esspresso Etc.

Thank you to the people of Merritt for voting for Black’s Pharmacy as Best Pharmacy! Merritt Herald

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AWARDS BEST PHARMACY 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best

Your confidence in us is much appreciated. We make it our goal to offer friendly, professional service, from people who care!

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Hack Electric

2865C Pooley Ave, Merritt

250-378-5580

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Electrical Contractor

P H ARM S ’ K C AC A L Y 2037 Quilchena Ave. Merritt, BC

250-378-2155


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Thank you to the community for voting us Best Daycare for the People’s Choice Awards! We are pleased to provide a safe, happy, educational experience for your children! Merritt Herald

Welcome to your child’s first classroom!

People’s Choice AWARD

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best 2018

Daycare

• We provide your children with a first-class early development education. • Our center has 68 licensed spaces for Children ages 0 -12. • Children learn best when they are happy and secure. Our Child Care Center, PreSchool and School-Age environments are safe and nurturing. • We provide the best in Early Childhood Education thru our many programs. • We have openings in our 3-5 Program, Pre-School, & Pre-Kindergarten

Ask us about the new Parent Fee Reduction Initiative whitebeardaycare@shaw.ca or 250-315-1331

Carrie Ware & Company Inc. - Best Accountant/Bookkeeper Cathy Mortimer/Hub International Insurance - Best Customer Service Chahal Priddle LLP - Best Lawyers Office Cherry Inglis Notary Public - Best Lawyers Office CIBC - Best Bank Coldwater Cold Beer & Wine Store - Best Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store Coldwater Plumbing - Best Plumbing Company Colleen Gabara - Best Hair Dresser Creative Company - Most Unique Business Crystal Restaurant - Best Buffet Culture Club - Best Music Venue Dentistry @ Merritt - Best Dental Office Doctor’s Eyecare Merritt - Best Optical Business Dr. Ross/Nicola Valley Medical Centre - Best Doctor’s Office Fetch Dog Grooming - Best Dog Groomer

Thank you to the People of Merritt for Voting for Doctor’s Eyecare Optometry. We appreciate all of our loyal customers and look forward to serving new patients. Merritt Herald

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best

Optical Business 2018

WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS Purchase a complete set of prescription glasses and receive off of your second set of lenses

50%

*Some conditions apply

Also in conjuction with this promo anyone purchasing a 2nd pair of Rx Sunglasses for the period May - August will get their name in a draw for a 4 day Getaway to

Las Vegas

MERRITT: 250-378-2020 • 2177 Quilchena Ave. www.doctorseyecaremerritt.com PRINCETON: 250-295-6640 • 89 Kenley Ave.


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Come in and visit us for all your grocery needs Merritt Herald

Game On Pub - Best Pub Game On Pub - Best Steak Game On Pub - Best Wings Gene Irvine/Sagebrush Mini, RV and Outdoor Storage - Best Manager Hanna/Nicola Meadows - Best Receptionist Home Hardware - Best Building Supply Company Hub International Insurance Brokers - Best Insurance Office Jackson’s Welding (1981) Ltd - Best Welding Contractor Jenny/Nicola Meadows - Best Cook Julie Pollard/Merritt Pro Photography - Best Photography Kal Tire - Best Tire Shop Kylee Street/Persistence Personal Training - Best Personal Trainer Lordco - Best Auto Parts Store Marian Sawchuk - Best Volunteer Mettler Construction - Best Building Contractor Company

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best Grocery 2018

Store

Railyard Mall (Garcia St.)

We could like to thank the community for selecting us as best grocery store in Merritt and we will continue to go the extra mile for all our customers

250-378-5564

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People’s Choice AWARD

2018 Winner

Best Business Owner

VINYL GRAPHICS, BANNERS, Mongos Mongolian Grill - Best Buffet Paul Molnar/Merritt Veterinary Hospital - Best Veterinary WINDOW SIGNAGE, SIGNS Thank you to the people of Merritt for voting me, Greg, the PropertyGuys.com - Best Real Estate Company Best Business Owner for the People’s Choice Awards! Your & DECALS RBC - Best Bank VEHICLE LETTERING, confidence in me is much appreciated! Taking care of all your signage needs!

Robert Hack Electric - Best Electrician Contractor

Greg Johnson Rocky Mountain Cadet Corps 950 - Best Non-Profit Organization FAX: 378-6704 Rotary Club of Merritt - Best Club/Organization Greg Johnson 2ndavenuesigns@telus.net Save On Foods - Best Grocery Store VINYL GRAPHICS, BANNER, Spaner & Webb - Best Clothing Store WINDOW SIGNAGE, SIGNS SRS Trucking/Bar S Ventures - Best Logging Company The Grand Pub & Grill - Best Steak VEHICLE LETTERING, & DECALS

1902 2nd Avenue, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1J7

PH: 250-378-6703

2ndavenuesigns@telus.net

Thank you to our customers and to all our supporters for such a remarkable award! We sincerely appreciate doing business locally and will continue to strive for excellence! Merritt Herald

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The Merritt Centennials - Best Sports Organization Tim Kroeker/Nicola Valley Massage - Best Massage Office White Bear Daycare - Best Daycare White Spot/Triple O’s - Best Burger Yaki Joe’s Pizza - Best Pizza

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Best AWARDS

Thank you for taking the time to vote

Home Hardware as the Best Building Supply Company! We take pride in serving our community with all your building supply needs.

Building Supply Company 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best Mechanic 2018

2380 NICOLA AVE (NEXT TO COYOTE COLLISION)

250-378-2211

1701 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. www.merritthomehardware.ca 250-378-4215


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We are honored to accept the People ‘s Choice Award.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the community of Merritt and the Voters. Extra recognition of appreciation for our superb Employees, Sub-Contractors and Stuwix Resource Joint Venture as success is never derived from one individual alone - Thank you!

Wow I am beyond excited to be voted Merritt’s Best Personal Trainer in the People’s Choice Awards! I have a passion for what I do and I wouldn’t be as good as I am if it wasn’t for my loyal clients. Thank you so much to everyone in Merritt who voted, it was such an amazing surprise to hear this amazing news!

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To Say Thank You I am offering

20 OFF %

2018 Winner PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Best Logging AWARDS Company 2018

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all NEW memberships for the month of June

To see more on pricing and class times check out my Facebook page at PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best Personal 2018

STUWIX RESOURCES

1680 Sunshine Valley Rd, Merritt, BC

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best Building 2018

Contractor Company

Trainer

barsventures84@gmail.com

Mettler Construction would like to recognize our clients, sub-trades, suppliers and talented, dedicated staff for our success over the past 26 years of business in the Nicola Valley. Thank you for all of your support Merritt and we look forward to remaining the “Best Building Contractor Company” for many years to come. Mettler Construction Ltd., located in Merritt. We specialize in the construction of quality custom homes, we are committed to providing expert craftsmanship along with exceptional attention to detail and customer service. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients

Rick Mettler

Home: 250-378-6887 Cell: 250-378-7380

General Contractor www.mettlerconstruction.ca

Persistence Personal Training Text or call at

250-280-1760

or email at kyleestreet@gmail.com

Thanks again people of Merritt, this is truly amazing!


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MERRITT’S only SPORTS BAR! CHAHAL PRIDDLE

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A PARTNERSHIP OF LAW CORPORATIONS

2018 Winner PEOPLE’S CHOICE

BEST AWARDS

PUB BEST WINGS & AWARDS BEST STEAK 2018

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018

Kerri D. Priddle • Nathan Van Kampen • Jasmine K. Kooner • Hardeep S. Chahal

“YOU CAN RELY ON US”

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Chahal Priddle LLP would like to thank the people of Merritt for showing their confidence in our service, by voting for us as Best Lawyers Office. It has been a privilege to serve all of our loyal clients, which we will continue to do, and we will gladly accept new clients.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best Lawyers’ 2018

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Jim and all the staff at Game on Pub, would like to thank all the people of Merritt who voted for us as The Best Pub, Best Steak and Best Wings! We thank you for your support and look forward to continuing to provide amazing food and service!

102-2840 Voght Street, , Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

250.378.4966

CheCk out our Feature Food & drink Menu

appointments available on Thursdays

VISIT US ONLINE! gameonsportsbarandgrill.ca

1.877.372.3233 • www.chahalpriddle.ca

250- 315-1022

All staff and management at the Best Western Plus thank everyone for making us their choice! It is a huge honor and we look forward to providing the community with quality accommodations for years to come!

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best 2018

Hotel/Motel

3969 Crawford Avenue Merritt, BC Toll Free: 1-800-780-7234 Direct 250-378-0700

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open 11:00 a.m. 7 days a week • 3701 De Wolf Way, Merritt (Take Exit 290 Off Hwy 5)


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THANK YOU MERRITT FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR VOTING US THE BEST CLOTHING STORE

2018 Winner PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Best AWARDS CLOTHING STORE 2018

10OFF %

YOUR NEXT IN-STORE PURCHASE Coupon expires June 17, 2018


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Carrie Ware & Company is Thrilled to receive this award!

Thank you to our clients for your continued support!

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

Best Accounting/ AWARDS 2018 Bookkeeper

Carrie Ware & Company Inc. Chartered Professional Accountant Firm

Tel: (250) 378-2215 Fax: (250) 378-6061 1964 Quilchena Ave, www.carrieware.ca P.O. Box 700, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8


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Thank You Merritt for voting us Best Landscaping Company. We are looking forward to the next 10 years in Merritt.

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2018 Winner PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Best AWARDS Landscaping Company

Thank you to all of my clients past, present and future, for voting me the Best Realtor for the People's Choice awards.

It is truly an honour being chosen by the people of our community. I look forward to being a part of your Real Estate Experience!

YOUR GO-TO FOR ANY AND ALL EQUIPMENT, TRUCKING, AND LANDSCAPING NEEDS

2018

Arnica Contracting Inc. is dedicated towards providing a professional, affordable, and quality service to our customers.

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People’s Choice AWARD Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

Brad Yakimchuk

CALL 250-315-5074 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK

inc.

Personal Real Estate Corporation 250-315-3043 cell | 250-378-6166 office 250-376-4344 Fax | 1-877-841-2100 Merritt, BC

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best 2018

Realtor

www.century21.ca/brad.yakimchuk

WWW.ARNICACONTRACTING.COM

Huge thank you to all the loyal and wonderful clients and pets! Merritt Herald

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018 Winner

AWARDS Best 2018

Dog Groomer

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BUY TOY, DOG BED OR ANY COLLARANYORBAGLEASH AND TREATS FOR OFFREE! GET

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Your Hometown Hospitality Specialists

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EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE.

AWARDS Best

Offer good until May 23, 2018

2018

Steak

Thank you to the community for voting The Grand Pub & Grill, for best steak. We appreciate all of our customers and look forward to serving you our great food.

Family Friendly Great Daily Features

Sunday: 10AM to 11 PM • Mon-Thurs: 11AM to 11PM Fri-Sat: 11AM to 1PM

Hours: Tues-Fri 9am - 5pm • Sat: 12 - 3 pm 2144 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, B.C. 250-378-8828

www.facebook.com/GrandPubGrill/ 250-378-4618 • 2099 Garcia St., Merritt, BC


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Thank you for voting PROPERTYGUYS.COM & MERRITT PRO PHOTO as the BEST REAL ESTATE & the BEST PHOTOGRAPHER! Real Estate Weddings Children Family Commercial Drone Boudoir Merritt Herald

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2018 Winner AWARDS 2018

Best Real Estate & Best Photographer

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