Congratulations to all the nominees, the runners up, and the winners of the Sooke Chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards!

Each year the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce holds the Business Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding businesses from Saseenos to Port Renfrew. Any business in our community can be nominated under various categories.

Being nominated is something to be proud of. It means you are championed by members of our community. The top runner ups have done an extraordinary job with their businesses, and that work is recognized by your many supporters. The winners have demonstrated shining examples of success.

Congratulations to all!

Awards BEA 2020

Overall stats:

  • 439 Nominations,
  • 3,390 Votes
  • 694 people participated


Dining and Hospitality
Sponsored by the District of Sooke

  • WINNER: Cathy’s Corner Café
  • 2nd runner up: Route 14 Sooke
  • 3rd runner up: Shirley Delicious

Home-Based Business
Sponsored by A Sea of Bloom Floral Boutique and Gift Shop

  • WINNER: Meanwhile in Sooke
  • 2nd runner up: Sooke PocketNews
  • 3rd runner up: Whiffin Spit Wellness

Manufacturing and Industry
Sponsored by Menard Plumbing and Heating

  • WINNER: Sheringham Distillery
  • 2nd runner up: Sooke Brewing Company
  • 3rd runner up: Lainey Rae Goldsmith

Not-for-Profit and Volunteer
Sponsored by Tim Ayres

  • WINNER: Sooke Food Bank Society
  • 2nd runner up: Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society
  • 3rd runner up: Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Store

Pandemic Pivot Award
Sponsored by The Stick in the Mud Coffee House

  • WINNER: Westcoast Family Medical Clinic
  • 2nd runner up: Riverside Cannabis
  • 3rd runner up: The Stick in the Mud

Professional Services
Sponsored by Rustic Roots

  • WINNER: A Sea of Bloom Floral Boutique and Gift Shop
  • 2nd runner up: Otter Point Veterinary Hospital
  • 3rd runner up: Sooke Veterinary Hospital

Retail and Services
Sponsored by Mason Financial

  • WINNER: The Stick in the Mud Coffee House
  • 2nd runner up: The Artisan’s Garden
  • 3rd runner up: Bosley’s Sooke
  • 3rd runner up: Sooke Home Hardware

Trades and Skilled Labour
Sponsored by Webmax

  • WINNER: Len Banner Construction
  • 2nd runner up: 24/7 Electric
  • 2nd runner up: Dumont Tire
  • 3rd runner up: West Shack Auto

New Business of the Year
Sponsored by Chamber Plan

  • WINNER: Lainey Rae, Goldsmith
  • 2nd runner up: Sooke Yarn and Fibre
  • 3rd runner up: Collar & Comb Pet Grooming

People’s Choice
Sponsored by The Sooke News Mirror

  • WINNER: Cathy’s Corner Café
  • 2nd runner up: Sheringham Distillery
  • 3rd runner up: Sooke Brewing Company

Business of the Year:
Sponsored by Sooke Chamber

  • WINNER: Castle Liquor Store
  • 2nd runner up: Sooke Home Hardware
  • 3rd runner up: Sheringham Distillery

Announce $200 Gift Card Winner:
Tera Szadkowski

President’s Choice: Webmax

The full list of nominees is below: