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Readers’ Choice 2011 Welcome to our 2011 Readers Choice Awards Supplement. In this, our third annual edition, we again honour the best businesses and services in the community as voted by our readers. During the month of May, we asked you to choose your favourite local businesses, and you responded overwhelmingly. We received thousands of votes in over one hundred and ﬁfty categories. Thanks for taking the time to vote. Inside you’ll ﬁnd a complete list of winning businesses - businesses that deliver such spectacular service and outstanding products that they have been chosen as community favourites. Congratulations to all the winners! Look for the Readers Choice window decals in the winning establishments - it indicates past and present winners, and it’s a sign of excellence.
and the winner is…
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Convenient car maintenance from Mr. Lube Mr. Lube’s commitment to providing customers with fast, convenient, warranty approved service for their vehicles has resulted in a Diamond Award for Best Oil & Lube by the readers of Ottawa This Week Nepean Edition. “We believe that providing customers with the best service possible is critical to our long-term success,” says Francois Trudel. Trudel and his wife, Kellie, own the Kanata, Barrhaven and Orleans Mr. Lube locations and have been franchisees since 1992. “Customers request and receive the service they want from the comfort of their own vehicle and at a time that is convenient to them, seven days a week. With no appointment necessary, convenient and efﬁ cient service sets us apart from our competitors.” The company has built itself on this philosophy from the very beginning. Back in 1976, Edmonton-based founder Clifford Giese realized there had to be a quicker, more convenient way to get oil changes and other vehicle maintenance services, rather than dealing with the time and hassle of making an appointment. In so doing, Giese not
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only launched a great Canadian company, but also invented an entirely new service category – the quick lube. Thirtyfour years later, with over 34 million customers served; Mr. Lube has evolved from Canada’s largest quick lube brand to a complete preventive maintenance service provider. Today, with over 100 locations coast-to-coast, including seven in the Capital Region, and more opening every year, they have more customers and more locations than any other automotive maintenance services provider in the country, making it easy to stop by for your next service. Customers visiting any Mr. Lube location can be assured they will receive the same great service with each and every visit. Open seven days a week and until 8pm on weeknights, Mr. Lube is the preferred choice of Ottawa This Week Nepean Edition readers.
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Centrepointe Theatres is delighted to be voted by readers as Diamond in both Barrhaven This Week and Ottawa This Week Nepean, and Platinum in Ottawa This Week South in ‘Theatre for Arts’. “Our mandate is to host and serve our local performing arts organizations. We achieve this by providing professionally managed and volunteer-supported state-of-the-art theatre facilities and all the systems that go with them. Our clients can then focus on what they really want to: realizing their artistic objectives and giving their loyal audiences the theatre experience they truly intend. We regard ourselves as the ‘hub’ for the performing arts in Ottawa West” – Artistic Producer Charles McFarland. Now twenty-three years of age Centrepointe Theatre has just produced its ﬁrst ‘offspring’ in the form of a new Studio Theatre and Production Centre. The City of Ottawa’s Theatres Unit
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Congratulations to all Ottawa This Week - Nepean Readers’ Choice Award Winners.
Centrepointe Theatres Win Readers Hearts also has a mandate to achieve something else: to attract and develop audiences from across the City with innovative and stimulating programming drawn by bringing Canadian and international professional artists to our stages. Becoming a Front+Centre member gets you ﬁrst crack at purchasing tickets for some of the fall 2011 and winter 2012 line-up of star attractions (sneak peek: acts like Celtic Thunder, Classic Albums Live and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – The Musical ) with discount pricing before the shows go on sale to the general public in September. Check it out at centrepointetheatre.com!
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Big Mort’s Little Pub Mort’s Pub has been a landmark in the heart of Bells Corners for the past 14 years as a neighbourhood favourite with friendly service and a great menu! Mort’s began as Bell’s Subs and Pizza’s, and quickly built a reputation for fresh pizza made with home made dough and fresh ingredients. But with the expansion over a decade ago, Bell’s Subs and Pizza became Big Mort’s Little Pub. Since then they’ve built a faithful clientele who stop by regularly to enjoy the friendly sit down pub atmosphere, and in the summer, the outdoor patio. Martin and Marie, owners of Mort’s would like
to thank the community for voting them as a Readers Choice Platinum award winner 2011. “We treat all our visitors just like friends and thought we do deliver; says Marie, the best way to enjoy our pizza is hot and fresh right out of the oven”.
Whether it’s for our famous pizza, a cold beverage on the patio, or our to try one of our seasonal dishes,” says Mort, “consider this your personal invitation to visit us.”
Voted as Nepean’s favorite ribs two years running*
Mort’s is located at 11 Robertson Road in the heart of Bells Corners. To order for delivery or pick up call 829-1758 or 829-0123.
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The 2011 Readers’ Choice Winners are… GOLD
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Haveli Indian Restaurant Ceylonta - Bells Corners Baizana Insurance Brokers Aviva Co-operators CPI Interiors La Porto a Casa Davidson’s Jewellers Maison D’or, Bob Thompsons La Vie en Rose Barrymore’s Bayshore Shopping Centre Chances R la Cuisine Paciﬁc Rim Spahara Tae E. Lee Taekwondo Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts Carling Ave. Hands on Health Kho Do, RMT McCloskey’s Auto Tech Pierre’s Auto 16 Service Centre Milagro on Richmond Ahora Agave Grill Colonade Mini Golf Gardens Blockkbuster Rogers @ College Square Country Style Active Health Institute, Glebe Apothecary, Jlosee Fortin Dr. Proulx Myers Bells Corners Cooperative Nursery school Mr Lube Bells Corners Rainbow Natural Foods Home Depot Party Mart - Merivale Active Health Institute, Charmaine Hall Jason Haug Glebe Apothecary, Paul Davies Active Health Institute, Scott Hamlin Georgies Pizza - Carling Mort’s Pub, Robertson Gabriel’s Road, Nepean Royal Oak Restaurant D’Arcy McGee’s Montana’s Cookhouse Scores Grillman’s Lapointes Fish Market Moneysworth & Best Glebe Trotters Appleseed Barrhaven Source for Sport Chek - Merivale Mall Sports Boston Pizza on Carling Local Heroes Kelsey’s on Merivale Bells Corners Delicious Steak House - Bells Corners
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Activities such as reading can help promote brain health. Pick up a copy of
Thank you Nepean for voting us the Diamond Readers’ Choice Awards for Health Food and Organic Shop!
The staff at Scores Restaurant would like to thank the Nepean community for their support & being nominated for the Readers’ Choice award.
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Thank you for voting TV’s Fries the Best French Fries in Nepean! We pride ourselves on using only the best quality ingredients - at a great price.
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Brady’s Pool & Spa Care 17th Anniversary One of the nicest ways to relieve the stress of daily living is to come home, change into your bathing suit (optional) and head out the back door to your own heated year-round hot tub.
CPI Interiors was voted #1 by readers for the prestigious Diamond Award in the category for Interior Design. Thank you for your support!
”When you go out, just turn on the jets and enjoy,” says Brady Bryson, pool expert and owner of Brady’s Pool & Spa Care, 133 Robertson Road. ”I’ve been in the pool business right from university,” says Mr. Bryson. ”I’ve worked for some very good pool companies locally after graduation and then for two manufacturers. I opened my own business in Bells Corners in 1994.”
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Great service is what attracts repeat customers to his business. ”We open and close pools, provide regular maintenance, general service and we sell and service.
our own line of Canadian-made Hydropool Spas and Swim Spas.” They are also a retail outlet for pool chemicals and water testing products, and sell and service spas throughout the Ottawa Valley. The growing market in pools and spas is outdoor yearround hot tubs, he says. ”Virtually all my customers use them year-round; that’s what they’re sold for. The number one reason people buy spas is for family relaxation, then comes hydrotherapy and entertainment.” They will be open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call them at 820-7556, or e-mail email@example.com.
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We are honored to have received the Diamond Award, voted by the Nepean readers, two years in a row. We thank your clients for taking the time to vote. Receiving this award is great achievement and endorsement of our efforts in growing the clinic in the past 4 years. Diana Lihou, owner and Registered Massage Therapist, opened the clinic April of 2007 and it has grown to house four more Registered Massage Therapist; Lindsay Gillespie, Valerie Lafranchise, Lucie Larue, and Alana Grace Nahdee. All therapist are trained in Swedish deep tissue massage & hydrotherapy, but have gone on to continue there training to offer more services like, Pregnancy and infant massage, Hot stone massage, Manual Lymph Drainage and Myofascial release. We have worked to develop a professional
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For 17 years, we’ve brought pool & spa care to families and friends in the greater Ottawa area. From our pool opening & closing services, seminars, to our in-store staff, we’ve maintained excellence in service. Our products, by Hydropool and Mursatt, make it easy to take pride in all we do.
clinic, with a personable relaxed atmosphere. From the time you book your appointment, walk in the door, have your treatment and say goodbye. You receive excellent one on one service with your Therapist. This is why we stand out and have the best client retention. Our largest compliment and biggest source of new clients is referrals. When our clients pass our information to a friend or family member we are pleased to be able to help another person. If you or someone you know needs Massage Therapy to help with muscle aches and tension, improve muscle and joint mobility, improve circulation and create relaxation, give us call or log on to our online booking through our site today.
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