Julie Lawlor (left)

Let us know your Best of the West Shore

Readers encouraged to cast their ballots in annual vote

Do you have a favourite beach on the West Shore? How about the best place for summer swim? Or the best place for caffeine, ethnic cuisine, or martial arts?

Cast a vote for your favourites and they may just wind up as the Best of the West Shore, courtesy of the Goldstream News Gazette and WestShore Chamber of Commerce.

“These awards are important to the community and raise the profile of one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada,” said Goldstream News Gazette publisher Christine Scott. “They really highlight some of the favourite amenities and the dynamic, exceptional  businesses that have been out on the West Shore for many years.”

Best of the West Shore, a joint effort between the Gazette and the Chamber, has other categories ranging from best places to take a selfie or walk your dog, to best local sports team and best bicycle shop. There are 40 categories in total.

“The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be partnering with the Goldstream Gazette for this year’s Best of the WestShore Awards,” said Chamber executive director Julie Lawlor.  “Given the Gazette’s impact in the community, they are a natural partner to help the Chamber promote the very best of business and community. We’re especially pleased to be able to invite everyone to vote for their favourites.”

Votes can be cast online or paper ballots can be found inside the Gazette newspaper now through Sept. 30. There is only one online vote allowed per computer, and all ballots must have a minimum of 25 categories filled out to be counted.

“We really want to hear from everyone and all entries will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the gala event, so make sure your voice is heard,” Scott said.

Paper ballots may be returned to any of the West Shore’s five municipal halls, WestShore Chamber of Commerce office at 2830 Aldwynd Rd., the Goldstream News Gazette office at 205-774 Goldstream Ave., or Peninsula Co-Op stations in the West Shore. Click here for the online ballots. The awards gala announcing the winners takes place in late October.


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