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WINNER’S EDITION A look at 2018’s Winners and Finalists in the Times Colonist Readers’ Choice Awards

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2019 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS...this Fall!


2 Readers’ Choice Preview July 23, 2019 •

AUTOMOTIVE

COMMUNITY

AUTO DETAILING

ART GALLERY

Stellar Finish Auto Detailing.................. Winner Prestige Carwash & Auto Detailing............................................ Finalist Didi Auto Group......................................... Finalist

AUTO REPAIR

John’s Auto Body & Paint........................ Winner Big-O Tires.................................................... Finalist BCAA Auto Service Centre..................... Finalist Speedy Auto Service................................ Finalist

OIL CHANGE

Mr Lube......................................................... Winner Big-O Tires................................................... Finalist Great Canadian Oil Change................... Finalist

RV DEALER

Arbutus RV & Marine Sales..................... Winner Big Boys Toys Parksville........................... Finalist Galaxy RV Duncan..................................... Finalist Greg’s RV Place........................................... Finalist

HARDEST WORKING MLA

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria............... Winner Winchester Galleries Ltd (Oak Bay)..... Finalist Alcheringa Gallery (Fort Street)............ Finalist

BC FERRIES ROUTE WITH THE BEST SCENERY

Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen..................... Winner Vancouver to Victoria............................... Finalist Tsawwassen/Sidney................................. Finalist

BC PREMIER YOU MISS THE MOST

Dave Barrett................................................. Winner Mike Harcourt............................................. Finalist W.A.C. Bennett............................................ Finalist

BEACH

Willows.......................................................... Winner Island View Beach Regional Park......... Finalist Witty’s Lagoon............................................ Finalist

Carol James.................................................. Winner Lana Popham, MLA................................... Finalist John Horgan MLA Community Office..................................... Finalist

ISLAND TOURIST ATTRACTION

Butchart Gardens...................................... Winner Royal BC Museum..................................... Finalist Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park........ Finalist

OFF LEASH DOG PARK

Dallas Road.................................................. Winner Elk/Beaver Lake.......................................... Finalist Mount Douglas Park................................. Finalist

PARK/PLAYGROUND

Beacon Hill................................................... Winner Cadboro-Gyro Park.................................. Finalist East Sooke Regional Park........................ Finalist

PICNIC SPOT

Beacon Hill Park......................................... Winner Saxe Point..................................................... Finalist

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Island View Beach Regional Park......... Finalist

Songhees Walkway................................... Finalist

PLACE TO HIKE

TV WEATHER PERSON

Mt. Douglas Park........................................ Winner East Sooke Park.......................................... Finalist Thetis Lake Regional Park....................... Finalist

Ed Bain........................................................... Winner Dylan Willows............................................. Finalist

YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO GET OFF OF THE ISLAND

PLACE TO SEE A LIVE PERFORMANCE

ENTERTAINMENT

RADIO PERSONALITY

Ed Bain 100.3 The Q.................................. Winner Al Feraby, CFAX........................................... Finalist Gregor Craigie............................................ Finalist

MOVIE THEATER

IMAX............................................................... Winner Silver City...................................................... Finalist Capitol 6 Theatres..................................... Finalist

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Berwick House............................................ Winner Shannon Oaks-Oak Bay........................... Finalist

NIGHT CLUB

Hermann’s Jazz Club................................. Winner Capital Ballroom........................................ Finalist Upstairs Cabaret Ltd................................. Finalist

SEASIDE WALK

Dallas Road.................................................. Winner Breakwater................................................... Finalist Sidney waterfront..................................... Finalist

FOOD & DINING BAKERY

BC Ferries Connector................................ Winner Harbour Air.................................................. Finalist Black Ball Ferry............................................ Finalist

Royal Theatre.............................................. Winner Alix Goolden Performance Hall............ Finalist Chemainus Theatre................................... Finalist

OUTDOOR MUSIC VENUE

Sunfest Country Music Fest at Laketown Ranch................................... Winner

Dutch Bakery............................................... Winner Crust Bakery............................................... Finalist Fol Epi............................................................ Finalist

BBQ FOOD

Jones BBQ.................................................... Winner The Very Good Butchers......................... Finalist Montana’s..................................................... Finalist

BREAKFAST

Floyd’s Diner................................................ Winner The Village Restaurant............................. Finalist Jam Cafe.........................................................Finalist

BRUNCH

Fireside Grill................................................. Winner Jam Cafe....................................................... Finalist Floyd’s Diner................................................ Finalist

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4 Readers’ Choice Preview July 23, 2019 • Marina Restaurant..................................... Finalist

BUTCHER Glenwood Meats....................................... Winner Fraser Orr Butcher..................................... Finalist Berryman Farms......................................... Finalist

CHINESE FOOD J & J Wonton Noodle House.................. Winner Don Mee...................................................... Finalist Halibut House............................................. Finalist

COFFEE SHOP Discovery Coffee........................................ Winner Caffe Fantastico.......................................... Finalist Serious Coffee Douglas Street.............. Finalist

FERMENT ON PREMISES

Taco Justice................................................. Finalist

Unsworth Vineyards................................. Winner The Wine Maker......................................... Finalist

FINE DINING

Fireside Grill................................................. Winner Il Covo Trattoria.......................................... Finalist Brasserie L’Ecole........................................ Finalist

FISH N CHIPS

Red Fish Blue Fish...................................... Winner Barb’s Fish N’ Chips (Fisherman’s Wharf ).................................. Finalist Fish on Fifth................................................. Finalist

FOOD TRUCK

Greek on the Street................................... Winner Tacofino........................................................ Finalist

HAMBURGER

Bin 4................................................................ Winner Big Wheel..................................................... Finalist The Pink Bicycle......................................... Finalist

HAPPY HOUR

Fireside Grill................................................. Winner Glo Restaurant + Lounge........................ Finalist Milestones.................................................... Finalist The Beach House....................................... Finalist

ICE CREAM

Beacon Hill Drive In.................................. Winner Cold Comfort.............................................. Finalist Parachute Ice Cream................................ Finalist

INDIAN

Sizzling Tandoor......................................... Winner Varsha............................................................ Finalist Royal Spice Fine Indian Cuisine............ Finalist

ISLAND WINERY

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery..................... Winner Unsworth Vineyards................................. Finalist Church and State Wines.......................... Finalist

ITALIAN

Il Terrazzo....................................................... Winner Pizzeria Prima Strada................................ Finalist IL Covo Trattoria......................................... Finalist

LIQUOR STORE

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Vessel Liquor Store.................................... Winner Everything Wine......................................... Finalist BC liquor Stores Fort/Foul Bay.............. Finalist

MEXICAN FOOD

Cafe Mexico................................................. Winner La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop............... Finalist Adriana’s The Whole Enchilada............. Finalist

PIZZA

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Pizzeria Prima Strada............................... .Winner Romeo’s......................................................... Finalist Oregano’s..................................................... Finalist Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guest Houses.......................................... Winner Six Mile Pub................................................. Finalist Penny Farthing Public House................ Finalist

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Canoe Brewpub......................................... Finalist

SUSHI Fujiya Foods - Victoria.............................. Winner Ebizo Japanese Restaurant Ltd............. Finalist Sen Zushi...................................................... Finalist

VEGETARIAN FOOD Rebar.............................................................. Winner Be Love.......................................................... Finalist Baan Thai, Victoria..................................... Finalist

HEALTH & BEAUTY BARBER SHOP Brothers Barbershop................................ Winner Victory Barbers & Brand.......................... Finalist Uomo Modern Barber............................. Finalist

HOME & GARDEN APPLIANCE STORE WestCoast Appliance............................... Winner Trail Appliances.......................................... Finalist Lansdowne Appliance Gallery.............. Finalist

BLINDS AND WINDOW COVERINGS Budget Blinds.............................................. Winner Ruffell & Brown Window Fashions........................................................ Finalist Island Windows Coverings Ltd............. Finalist Pete’s Tent & Awning Ltd........................ Finalist

HEALTH & BEAUTY HAIR SALON

HEALTH FOOD STORE

PHARMACY Heart Pharmacy......................................... Winner Shoppers Drug Mart - Royal Oak......... Finalist London Drugs............................................. Finalist

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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Berwick House-Retirement Community.................................................. Winner Berwick Royal Oak - Retirement Community.................................................. Finalist Sidney All Care Residence...................... Finalist

United Carpet Victoria/Sidney.............. Winner Windsor Plywood Westshore................ Finalist Hourigans Flooring................................... Finalist

GARDEN CENTER

GardenWorks - Saanich........................... Winner Elk Lake Nursery......................................... Finalist Cannor Nursery.......................................... Finalist

HARDWARE STORE

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Pure Day Spa............................................... Winner Willow Stream Spa.................................... Finalist Oak Bay Beach Hotel................................ Finalist

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VITAMIN STORE The Vitamin Shop...................................... Winner Lifestyle Markets........................................ Finalist Sidney Natural Foods.............................. Finalist

FLOORING STORE

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Chamberlain Walk Hair Design............. Winner Fish Hair Salon............................................ Finalist Gold Hair Lounge...................................... Finalist The Vitamin Shop...................................... Winner Lifestyles....................................................... Finalist Whole Foods............................................... Finalist

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6 Readers’ Choice Preview July 23, 2019 • Home Hardware........................................ Finalist Castle Building Centre............................ Finalist Oak Bay Home Hardware........................ Finalist

HOME FURNISHINGS Heirloom Linens......................................... Winner Dodd’s Furniture........................................ Finalist ScanDesigns Furniture............................ Finalist

HOT TUB Capital Iron.................................................. Winner Aqua Pacific Pools & Spas....................... Finalist Twilight......................................................... Finalist

HOUSEWARES Capital Iron.................................................. Winner Oak Bay Home Hardware........................ Finalist

PATIO FURNITURE Capital Iron.................................................. Winner Wickerland Patio........................................ Finalist Insideout Home Store.............................. Finalist

ROOFING COMPANY Irwin Industries (1988) Ltd..................... Winner Parker Johnston......................................... Finalist Ray Ooievaar Roofing.............................. Finalist

WINDOWS Van Isle Windows - Victoria Showroom and Factory........................... Winner Rusco Windows & Screens...................... Finalist Enerheat....................................................... Finalist

PETS PET GROOMER

Happy Tails Teeth Cleaning.................... Winner Pets West...................................................... Finalist Mucky Mutt Pet Salon.............................. Finalist

PET STORE

Pets West...................................................... Winner Bosley’s......................................................... Finalist Rascals Pet Market.................................... Finalist

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANK

TD Canada Trust......................................... Winner Coast Capital Savings.............................. Finalist RBC Royal Bank........................................... Finalist

CREDIT UNION

Coast Capital Savings............................... Winner Coastal Community Credit Union....... Finalist Island Savings............................................. Finalist

FUNERAL HOME

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McCall Gardens Funeral Services......... Winner Hatley Memorial Gardens....................... Finalist First Memorial Funeral Services........... Finalist

INSURANCE AGENCY

Harbord Insurance.................................... Winner Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Services......................................................... Finalist Core (Island) Insurance Services.......... Finalist

LAW OFFICE

Beacon Law Barristers.............................. Winner Sitka Law Group......................................... Finalist McConnan, Bion, O’Connor & Peterson.................................................... Finalist

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Newport Property Management Ltd ......................................................................... Winner Firm Management Corporation........... Finalist Brown Bros................................................... Finalist Book your 3DFLͤF1RUWKZHVW(VFDSH today!

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REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

Newport Realty.......................................... Winner Newport Realty Sidney........................... Finalist Macdonald Realty..................................... Finalist


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TRAVEL AGENCY

Expedia.......................................................... Winner Departures Travel...................................... Finalist Flight Centre Business Travel Victoria.......................................................... Finalist

Pine Lighting Victoria............................... Finalist Illuminations Lighting Solutions......... Finalist

MEN’S CLOTHING

RETAIL

Capital Iron.................................................. Winner Hudson’s Bay.............................................. Finalist Moores Clothing for Men....................... Finalist

ANTIQUE STORE

OUTDOORS SHOP

Beehive Wool Shop................................... Winner Charmaine’s Past & Present Home Collection........................................ Finalist Everything Old Canada........................... Finalist

AUCTION HOUSE

Kilshaw’s Auctioneers.............................. Winner Lund’s............................................................. Finalist

BICYCLE SHOP

Trek Bicycle Store....................................... Winner Oak Bay Bicycles........................................ Finalist Russ Hays..................................................... Finalist

SHOPPING MALL Mayfair........................................................... Winner Uptown......................................................... Finalist Hillside........................................................... Finalist

SIGN SHOP Graphic FX Signworks.............................. Winner

SPORTS FOOTWEAR

Capital Iron.................................................. Winner MEC................................................................ Finalist Robinsons..................................................... Finalist

Frontrunners.............................................. .Winner New Balance............................................... Finalist Capital Iron....................................................Finalist

SHOE STORE

WEED SHOP

Walk in Comfort Shoes............................ Winner Baggins Shoes............................................ Finalist The Cobbler................................................. Finalist

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BOOKSTORE

Bolen Books................................................. Winner Russel Books................................................ Finalist Munro’s Books............................................. Finalist

Tree................................................................. Winner Farmacy Victoria BC.................................. Finalist Leaf Compassion.........................................Finalist

THANK YOU VICTORIA!!

BRIDAL WEAR

Shades of White Bridal Fashions.......... Winner Luz Bridal Boutique.................................. Finalist The White Peony Bridal Boutique........ Finalist

FLORIST

Brown’s The Florist.................................... Winner Thrifty Foods............................................... Finalist Foxgloves Flowers.................................... Finalist

FURNITURE STORE

Dodd’s Furniture........................................ Winner ScanDesigns Furniture............................ Finalist La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.................. Finalist Sager’s Home Living................................. Finalist

HOME ELECTRONICS

Atlas Audio Video Unlimited................. Winner London Drugs............................................. Finalist SoundHounds............................................. Finalist

JEWELRY STORE

Paul Mara Jewellers.................................. Winner Idar.................................................................. Finalist Lugaro........................................................... Finalist

LIGHTING STORE

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WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

Hughes.......................................................... Winner Marmalade Tart Boutique....................... Finalist True Boutique............................................. Finalist

GOLF COURSE (PUBLIC)

Cedar Hill Golf Course.............................. Winner Cordova Bay Golf Course........................ Finalist Highland Pacific Golf................................ Finalist Olympic View.............................................. Finalist

SPORTS & FITNESS GYM Alive Mindbody.......................................... Winner YMCA-YWCA............................................... Finalist Oak Bay Recreation................................... Finalist Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Saanich....... Winner One Yoga Victoria...................................... Finalist Moksha.......................................................... Finalist

Thank you Victoria for voting for us! We’re honored for your support as finalists in both Best Italian and Best Fine Dining categories.

ISLAND TOURIST ATTRACTION

Butchart Gardens...................................... Winner Royal BC Museum.................................... Finalist Victoria Inner Harbour............................. Finalist

TRAVEL

Country Maples RV Resort..................... Winner Living Forest Oceanside Campground............................................... Finalist Pacheedaht Campground, Port Renfrew............................................... Finalist

HOTEL

Oak Bay Beach Hotel................................ Winner Fairmont Empress..................................... Finalist Magnolia Hotel........................................... Finalist

PRIVATE ISLAND CAMPGROUND

ISLAND BED & BREAKFAST

FITNESS FACILITY

YOGA STUDIO

BOAT MARINA

Oak Bay Marina.......................................... Winner Port Sidney Marina................................... Finalist Mill Bay Marina........................................... Finalist Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina.......... Finalist

Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Bed & Breakfast.......................... Winner Moonlit Cove Bed & Breakfast............. Finalist Blue Willow Guest House........................ Finalist

ISLAND RESORT

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa........................................... Winner Wickaninnish Inn....................................... Finalist Oak Bay Beach Hotel................................ Finalist

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