2022 Business
Excellence Awards

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Congratulations to the 2022 Business Excellence Award recipients!

Photo by Marleen Kiral, Almostronaut Creative

   

The following local businesses were recognized as the top three leading in their category, with first-place winners receiving a trophy.

Business of the Year, sponsored by CHEK Media

  • 1st Bad Dog Brewery
  • 2nd SFRS Thrift store
  • 3rd The Artisan’s Garden

New Business of the Year, sponsored by EnerTech Solutions Ltd.

  • 1st India Delight Bistro & Bar
  • 2nd Gadget Tree Tech Services
  • 2nd Sasquatch Pizza

People’s Choice, sponsored by Home Hardware

  • 1st SFRS Community Thrift Store
  • 2nd Bad Dog Brewing Company
  • 3rd Stick in the Mud

Trades and Skilled Labour, sponsored by Stick in the Mud Coffee House

  • 1st West Coast Tire & Wheel Ltd
  • 2nd Dumont Tires Ltd / Sooke Tirecraft
  • 3rd Squeeky Clean Window and Gutters
  • 3rd WestCom Plumbing & Gas

Business Services, sponsored by Aragon Development Corp.

  • 1st Sooke Fax & Copy Centre
  • 2nd Meanwhile in Sooke
  • 3rd CHEK Media

Professional Services, sponsored by Dr. Chris Bryant & Staff

  1. 1st Saseenos Veterinary Ltd
  2. 2nd Sooke Veterinary Hospital
  3. 2nd Wood Travel & Cruise

Non-profit and Volunteer, sponsored by the District of Sooke

  • 1st SFRS Community Thrift Store
  • 2nd Sooke Family Resource Society
  • 3rd Royal Canadian Legion #54

Dining and Hospitality, sponsored by Sooke Eyecare

  • 1st The Lazy Gecko
  • 2nd Wild Mountain
  • 3rd Stick in the Mud Cafe

Retail, sponsored by Avison Young

  • 1st SFRS Thrift Store
  • 2nd Bosley’s Sooke
  • 3rd The Artisan’s Garden

Personal Services, sponsored by Parkway Physiotherapy

  • 1st SEAPARC Leisure Complex
  • 1st Collar & Comb
  • 2nd Wiskers & Waggs

Manufacturing and Industry sponsored by Rustic Roots Hair Studio

  • 1st Sooke Oceanside Brewery
  • 2nd Sheringham Distillery
  • 3rd Stick in the Mud (Roastoreum)

The winner of the $200 Gift Card drawn by random by the awards manager through Blackpress, from among all those who voted for local businesses was Elizabeth Jameson.

Congratulations to all!

In addition to the award sponsors mentioned above, special appreciations need to be given to these event sponsors

  • Sooke Oceanside Brewery (SOB), who sponsored the cash bar
  • Village Food Markets, who sponsored, in part, the hors d'hoeurves
  • Almostronaut Designs, who sponsored, in part, the promotional material

Lastly, thanks to the generous donations of the Big Basket, which was valued at over $2,000 and won by a member in the audience. These donors included SEAPARC Leisure Complex, Jess Wageman, Prestige Oceanfront Resort, Sooke Health & Fitness, Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles, Roxanne Low Photography, Mountain Heights Healing, Sage Piano Studio, Sheringham Distillery, West Coast Grill, Coastal Tides Day Spa, Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza, Carolyn's Boutique, B and K Jewelry and Gifts, The Lazy Gecko, Bad Dog Brewing Company, Pharmasave Sooke, A Sea of Bloom, Seaflora Skincare Inc & Retail Store, and Sherry Robb Designs.

 

Congratulations to the 2021 Business Excellence Award recipients!

The full list of the top three nominees. Congratulations to all!

Business of the Year sponsored by CHEK+

  • 1st Cathy’s Corner Cafe
  • 2nd Sooke Family Resource Society (SFRS)
  • 3rd Menard Plumbing and Heating

New Business of the Year sponsored by A Sea of Bloom

  • 1st D.A. Forbes Pharmacy Sooke
  • 2nd Bits of Bliss Confectionery
  • 3rd Collar & Comb

People’s Choice sponsored by Village Food Markets

  • 1st Sooke Food Bank
  • 2nd Menard Plumbing and Heating
  • 3rd Meanwhile in Sooke

Dining and Hospitality sponsored by Rustic Roots Hair Studio

  • 1st Cathy’s Corner Cafe
  • 2nd The Lazy Gecko
  • 3rd Route 14

Home-Based Business sponsored by EnerTech Solutions

  • 1st Meanwhile in Sooke
  • 2nd Active Reactive Field for Dogs
  • 3rd Menard Plumbing and Heating

Manufacturing and Industry sponsored by Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza

  • 1st Sheringham Distillery
  • 2nd Bad Dog Brewing
  • 3rd Stick in the Mud Roastoreum

Not-for-Profit and Volunteer sponsored by District of Sooke

  • 1st Sooke Food Bank
  • 2nd SFRS Community Thrift Store
  • 3rd Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society
  • 3rd Sooke Shelter Society

Pandemic Pivot Award sponsored by Stick in the Mud

  • 1st Sooke Food Bank
  • 2nd VIHA SEAPARC Vaccination Clinic
  • 3rd Route 14
  • 3rd Tidal Performance Strength and Fitness

    Professional Services: sponsored by Reliance Signature Services

    • 1st West Coast Family Medical Clinic
    • 2nd Chris Bryant, DMD
    • 3rd Otter Point Dental

    Retail and Services sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, Group Insurance Plan

    • 1st Collar & Comb Grooming
    • 2nd A Sea of Bloom
    • 2nd Sooke Family Resource Society Thrift Shop (SFRS)
    • 3rd Village Food Markets

    Trades and Skilled Labour sponsored by Menard Plumbing & Heating

    • 1st West Shack Auto Service
    • 2nd Dumont Tirecraft & Auto Centre
    • 3rd Westcom Plumbing and Gas Ltd

    The Sponsors for 2021. Thank you for making this happen!

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    2020 Business Excellence Awards

     Congratulations! to all the finalists and winners of the 2020 awards!

    Dining and Hospitality
    Sponsored by District of Sooke

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

    Home-Based Business
    Sponsored by: Sea of Bloom

    • 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: Stick in the Mud

    • 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
    • 2nd runner up: Otter Point Veterinary Hospital
    • 3rd runner up: Sooke Veterinary Hospital

    Retail and Services
    Sponsored by: Mason Financial

    • WINNER: Stick in the Mud
    • 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 Sooke News Mirror

    • WINNER: Cathy’s Corner Cafe
    • 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:

    WINNER: Webmax

    Sooke Chamber of Commerce