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Voting is open for the 2023 Best of the WestShore Awards

Cast your ballot now for your local favourites
Voting is open for the 2023 Best of the WestShore Awards. The winners will be highlighted in a special section this fall. (Black Press Media)

Celebrating all the West Shore has to offer, the Best of the WestShore Awards are back.

Readers of the Goldstream Gazette have made it clear they embrace the opportunity to highlight all Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Highlands and Metchosin have to offer.

Does a visit to your local dentist make you smile? Is there a jeweller who dazzles you? Do you have a go-to pub or brewery you think is the best? Here’s your chance to vote for them.

There are so many local businesses that make living on the West Shore great, and this contest lets the community vote on which ones they think are the best.

Maybe there’s an auto shop you think is outstanding or a cleaning service that always goes that extra mile. Perhaps you’ve been singing the praises of a thrift shop with lots of treasures or a local pet groomer that always leaves your pooch looking fabulous. Here’s your chance to do your part to help these businesses be recognized.

The number of people voting online has exploded from 8,000 votes in 2016 to almost 33,000 in 2022 so make sure you include your picks. More than 40 categories include everything from best restaurant and grocery store to favourite beach, sports team, free fun and more.

The awards are brought to the community through a partnership between the Goldstream Gazette and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce and are the original Best of the WestShore Awards.

Voting is open now and runs through Sept. 4. To cast your vote, go to Stay tuned for the results in an edition of the Goldstream Gazette this fall.

ALSO READ: Best of the WestShore 2022: The results are in

Katherine Engqvist

About the Author: Katherine Engqvist

I took on the role of Bureau Chief when we created the Greater Victoria editorial hub in 2018.
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