Finalists announced in Campbell River’s Readers’ Choice competition

Over 2,000 readers voted for their favourite Campbell River businesses in the third annual Campbell River Mirror’s Readers’ Choice promotion.

The winners will be presented with their awards at an awards and networking event on June 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

The nominees are out and here are the finalists for the various categories:

Best New Business – Less than 2 years

Beachfire Brew & Nosh House

JK’s local Meat Cave

The island Grind

Best Community Minded Business

Associated Tire

Boston Pizza

Marine Harvest

Best Non Profit Or Service Group


Grass Roots Kind Hearts

Habitat for Humanity

Best Childcare Centre

Christian Life Children’s

Forest Circle Child Care

Kidz Connection

Best Children’s Entertainment

Bounce-a-Rama Rentals

CR Animal Parties

Imagination unlimited

Best Adventure Tour Company

CR Whale Watching Tours

Destiny River Adventures

Eagle Eye Adventures

Best Golf Course

Saratoga Beach Golf

Sequoia Springs (CR Golf & Country Club)

Storey Creek Golf

Best for Fishing and Tackle

Canadian Tire

River Sportsman

Tyee Marine & Fishing

Best Fishing Charter

A Rippingales Fishing

Fishing Storie Charters

Peniuk’s Sport Fishing

Best Second Hand Store

CR Hospital Auxiliary

Pier Street Trading Post

Salvation Army Thrift Store

Best Pet Store

Bosley’s by Pet Valu

Dogwood Pet Mart

Woofy’s Pet Supplies

Best Pet Clinic

CR Veterinary Hospital

Coastland Veterinary

Merecroft Veterinary

Best Pet Services

CR Veterinary Hospital Pet Grooming

Hound’s Hangout

Posh Paws

Best Shoe Store


Quest Shoes

Spinners Sports

Best Bike Shop

Pedal Your World

Swicked Cycles Ltd.

Spokes Bike Shop

Best Sporting Goods

Canadian Tire


River Sportsman

Best Computer Store

London Drugs

Odyssey Computers

Pier Street Computers

Best Bookstore

Coho Books

Mom’s Book Bin

Willow Point Used Books

Best Men’s Clothing Store


Jim’s Clothes Closet

Mark’s Workwearhouse

Best Women’s Clothing Store


Georgie’s Fashion


Best Hobby Store

Adventure Hobby Crafts

Fabric Land

Needle & Arts Centre

Best Jewellery Store

Mystic Earth

Preston Jewellers

Thong’s Jewellery

Best Dental Service

Beyond Beautiful Smiles

Dr. Finn

Fresh Dental

Best Optical/Eyewear

CR Optometry



Best hair salon

Chameleon Hair Lounge

Eden Street Salon

Industry Hair & Body Care

Best Spa

Eden Street Spa

Industry Spa

Merle Norman Day Spa

Best Health and Wellness Shop

Healthyway Foods

London Drugs

Shoppers Drug Mart – WP

Best for Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Flow Yoga Studio

Ocean Mountain Yoga

Best Gym/Fitness Studio

Anytime Fitness

Club Fitness


Best Dance Organization

CR Dance Xtreme

Solstice Dance Studio

Urban Dance

Best Martial Arts Centre

CR Judo Club

CR Shito-Ryu

Pure Martial Arts

Best Hotel

Comfort Inn & Suites

Dolphins Resort

Painter’s Lodge /April Point

Best Travel Agency

Island Fever Travel

The Travel Place

Vision Travel

Best Burger


Quay West

Royal Coachman

Best Pizza

Acropolis Kuizina


White Tower

Best Ethnic Food

Acropolis Kuizina

Baan Thai

Baba Gannouj

Best Pub or Lounge

Beachfire Brewing & Nosh House

Riptide Marine Pub

Royal Coachman

Best Coffee/Tea Shop

Foggduckers Coffee

Stonehouse Teas

The Island Grind

Best Chinese Food Restaurant

Best Wok

Sea Wok

Quality Foods

Best Dessert

Daves’ Bakery

Dolphins Resort

Dairy Queen

Best Sushi

Miki’s Sesame Sushi

Sushi Mong

Wasabiya Japanese Sushi

Best Fish & Chips|Seafood

Crabby Bob’s Seafood

Dick’s Fish and Chips

Dockside Fish & Chips

Best Bakery

Dave’s Bakery

Steiners Bakery

Thrifty Foods Bakery

Best Grocery Store

Quality Foods

Save On Foods

Thrifty Foods

Best Local Winemaker/U-Brew

Home Brew Factory & Wine Boutique

Willow Point Wines

Wine With Us

Best Car dealership

BIll Howich Chrysler

Steve Marshall Ford

Tyee Chevrolet Ltd.

Best Automotive Service

Associated Tire

Ok Tire Service Centre

Steve Marshall Ford

Best Hardware Store

Canadian Tire

Home Hardware

Home Depot

Best Realtor

Deanna Collins

Stephen Grant

Joanne Millar

Best Property Management

OJ Property MGMT

RE/MAX Check Realty

Royal LePage Advance

Best Moving & Storage

2 Burley Men Moving

CR Movers


Best Mortgage Broker

Jill Cook

Katie Cronin

Paul Stapley

Best Financial Advisor

Glen Clark

H&R Block

Sonia Edwards

Best Plumbing & Heating

Ed Rosse Plumbing

Van Isle Plumb/Heating

Willow Point Plumbing & Heating

Best Recycling

ABC Recycling

Island Return It

North Island Bottle Depot

& Recycling

Best for Gardening Supplies

CR Garden Centre

Home hardware

Willows Garden Centre

Best Flooring Store

Bob’s Flooring Canada

CR Floors

Westcan Carpet One

Best Landscaping

Above and Beyond Tree Servic

DJ’s Lawn and Garden

Ladybug Landscaping

Best Electrical Contractors

Houle Electric

Mr. Electric/Apple Electric

Artisan Electric

Best Kitchen/Bath

Gourmet Essentials

Home Hardware

Your Kitchen Depot

Best Furniture Store

Dodds Furniture

Island Home Furniture

Merit Home Furniture

Best Photographer

Eiko Jones

Erin Wallis

Blue Tree photography