Greater Victoria’s family friendly venues in spotlight

Success by 6 Victoria hands out annual Early Years Awards in Esquimalt

Some of the public’s favourite family- and kid-friendly services and businesses were singled out last week during the 2012 Early Years Awards breakfast, hosted in Esquimalt last week by Success by 6 Victoria.

Among the public facilities and organizations topping the survey list were the Greater Victoria Public Library, for favourite free service or outing; Willows Beach, favourite park; Esquimalt Recreation Centre, favourite rec centre, and Saanich municipality, most family friendly employer.

Chosen as a person who makes a difference for children was Nightingale Preschool teacher Kristan Koehn. She was nominated along with pediatric dentist Dr. Norman Bull, and collectively, public health nurses from the Vancouver Island Health Authority and B.C. Transit bus drivers.

Other favourites chosen included:

Retail store – Thrifty Foods

Restaurant – Red Robin

Attraction – IMAX and Royal B.C. Museum

Café or coffee shop – Crumsby’s Cupcake Café, Spiral Café (tie)

Parenting information – Island Parent magazine

Preschool/child care – Belmont Preschool

For more on Success by 6 and its initiatives around the Capital Region, visit www.successby6victoria.ca.

editor@vicnews.com

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