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Results of the 2020 Best of the Foothills Readers' Choice Awards

Readers have their say on the finest in the Foothills
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Best Hotel/Motel/B&B

GOLD  — Best Western Plus Inn & Suites

SILVER  — Lakeview Inn & Suites

BRONZE  — Harmony House B&B

 

Best Car Wash

GOLD  — Dreams Eco Xpress Car Wash

SILVER  — Trident Auto Wash

BRONZE  — Suds Car & Truck Wash

 

Best Gas Station

GOLD  — Costco

SILVER  — Co-op Gas Bar

BRONZE  — Shell Canada

 

Best Place for Auto Repairs

GOLD  — Miller Automotive Repair

SILVER  — Fountain Tire

BRONZE  — OK Tire Okotoks

 

Best Auto Dealership

GOLD — Okotoks Ford Lincoln

SILVER — Okotoks Honda

BRONZE — Okotoks Chevrolet Buick GMC

 

Best Tire Shop

GOLD — Rim 2 Rim Tire Centre

SILVER — Fountain Tire

BRONZE — OK Tire Okotoks

 

Best Toy Shop

GOLD — Monkey Mountain Toys & Games

SILVER — Walmart Okotoks Supercentre

BRONZE — Winners

BRONZE — X's and O's Boutique

 

Best New Business

GOLD — Hub Town Brewing

SILVER — British Banger Company

BRONZE — 94 Take the Cake Bakery

BRONZE — Little Fast + Fresh

 

Best Established Business

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — The New Mr. Spud

BRONZE — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

 

Best Landscaping/Lawn Care

GOLD — KC Landscaping

SILVER — SBI Landscaping

BRONZE — Kayben Landscaping

 

Best Nursery/Greenhouse

GOLD — Beaver Dam Nursery

SILVER — Saskatoon Farm

BRONZE — Vale's Greenhouse

 

Best Floral Shop

GOLD — Okotoks Flowers & Co.

SILVER — Safeway

BRONZE — Costco

 

Best Used Consignment Store

GOLD  — Rhoda's Elegance Again

SILVER — Loop Kid's Consignment

BRONZE — Mission Thrift Store

 

Best Gift Shop

GOLD — Main Street Market & More

SILVER — Finishing Touches

BRONZE — Dit 'n Dat

 

Best Jewelry Store

GOLD — Austen Jewellers

SILVER — Winners

BRONZE — Bluerock Gallery

 

Best Pet Store

GOLD — PetSmart

SILVER — PetValu

BRONZE — Chow Bella Pet Health & Salon

 

Best Place to Groom Your Pet

GOLD —  Chow Bella Pet Health & Salon

SILVER — PetSmart

BRONZE — Gus's Pet Resort

 

Best Storage Facility

GOLD — StorageMart

SILVER —  Sheep River Self Storage

BRONZE — South Okotoks Self Storage

 

Best Furniture/Home Decor

GOLD — Winners

SILVER — Finishing Touches

BRONZE — Homeworks Custom Interiors

 

Best Place to Buy Flooring

GOLD — Simply Floors

SILVER — Home Depot

BRONZE — Direct Flooring

BRONZE — Select Floors

 

Best Place to Buy Electronics

GOLD — Visions Electronics

SILVER — Costco

BRONZE — Staples

BRONZE — The Source

 

Best Plumbing/Heating/HVAC

GOLD — McCance Plumbing & Heating

SILVER — Jansen Plumbing

BRONZE — A & S Mechanical

 

Best Electrical

GOLD — Bold Electric

SILVER — Quigley Electric

BRONZE — Krimp Electric

 

Best Roofing

GOLD — Rush Roofing & Contracting

SILVER — Guns N Hoses Roofing, Exteriors & Insulation

BRONZE — Rob's Roofing Solutions

 

Best Commercial Painter

GOLD — Home Grown Painters

SILVER — Koala-T Painting

BRONZE — One Home Improvement

BRONZE — Okotoks Painting Services

 

Best Place to Buy Produce

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — Save On Foods

BRONZE —  Costco

 

Best Place to Buy Beef

GOLD — Hirsche Fraser Meats

SILVER — Costco

BRONZE — Sobeys Okotoks

 

Best Convenience Store

GOLD — Circle K

SILVER — 7-Eleven

BRONZE — Okotoks Hi Ho Esso

 

Best Grocery Store

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — Save on Foods

BRONZE — Safeway

 

Best Bakery

GOLD — COBS Bread

SILVER — 94 Take the Cake Bakery

BRONZE — Brown Sugar Bake Shop

 

Best Place to Buy Organic Food

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — Okotoks Natural Foods

BRONZE — Nutters

BRONZE — Save on Foods

 

Best Place to Buy Imported Foods

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — Dit n Dat

BRONZE — Save on Foods

 

Best Real Estate Agent

GOLD — Julie Parry

SILVER — Jay Magnussen

BRONZE — Tracy Barker

BRONZE — Karen Salmon

 

Best Paving/Concrete

GOLD — Bow Mark Paving

SILVER — Big Rock Bobcat

BRONZE — Hummel Concrete

 

Best Homebuilder

GOLD — Sterling Homes

SILVER — Frontier Homes

BRONZE — Country Rose Homes

BRONZE — Creek Stone Fine Homes

BRONZE — Lask Homes

 

Best Blinds/Window Coverings

GOLD — Budget Blinds

SILVER — Home Depot

BRONZE — Gotcha Covered of Okotoks

 

Best Customer Service

GOLD — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Beef Noodle House

SILVER — Blunt Hair Studio

SILVER — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

SILVER — Dreams Eco Xpress Car Wash

BRONZE — Alberta Dance Academy

 

Best Accountant

GOLD — Susan Kleinsasser

SILVER — Infinite Chartered Accountants

BRONZE — True North Accounting

 

Best Lawyer

GOLD — James Lozinsky

SILVER — Brian West

BRONZE — Dixon Legal

 

Best Place for Finance/Mortgage

GOLD — RBC Financial

SILVER — TD Canada Trust

BRONZE — ATB Financial

 

Best Place to Spend Last $10

GOLD — Dollarama

SILVER — Dit 'n Dat

BRONZE — Dollar Tree

 

Best Foothills Citizen

GOLD — Mag Cox

SILVER — David Gilbert

BRONZE — John Barlow

BRONZE — Susan Kleinsasser

 

Best Corporate Sponsor

GOLD — Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — COBS Bread

BRONZE — Okotoks Ford Lincoln

 

Best Local Politician/Councillor

GOLD — Tanya Thorn

SILVER — John Barlow

BRONZE — RJ Sigurdson

 

Best Preschool/Child Care

GOLD —  Okotoks Preschool Academy

SILVER — Serendipity Pre-Kindergarten

BRONZE — Okotoks Montessori Preschool

 

Best School

GOLD — Foothills Composite High School

SILVER — Dr. Morris Gibson School

BRONZE — Good Shepherd Catholic School

 

Best Charitable Organization

GOLD — Okotoks Food Bank

SILVER — Rowan House Society

BRONZE — Foothills Country Hospice

 

Best Community Event

GOLD — Light Up Okotoks

SILVER — Okotoks Parade

BRONZE — Okotoks Show & Shine

 

Best Neighbourhood

GOLD — Cimarron

SILVER — Drake Landing

BRONZE — Crystal Shores

 

Best Local Artist

GOLD — Bernie Brown

SILVER — Robin Thibodeau

BRONZE — Christine Walker

 

Best Art Gallery

GOLD — Lineham House Galleries

SILVER — Okotoks Art Gallery

BRONZE — Leighton Art Centre

 

Best Business Owner

GOLD — David Gilbert, Sobeys Okotoks

SILVER — Lyndsey Holmes & Roger Tran, Pho Hoai

BRONZE — Jill Matthews, Built Strong Athletics

BRONZE — Mandy Patterson, Cactus Club Salon $ Spa

 

Best Restaurant in Okotoks

GOLD — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

SILVER —  Heartland Cafe

BRONZE — Cha Cha John's Fusion Kitchen

 

Best Restaurant Outside of  Okotoks

GOLD — Longview Steakhouse

SILVER —  The Westwood

BRONZE — Big Sky BBQ Pit

 

Best Bar or Pub

GOLD — Hub Town Brewing

SILVER —  The George Traditional House

BRONZE — Royal Duke Hotel

 

Best Place to People Watch

GOLD — Walmart Okotoks Supercentre

SILVER —  Downtown Okotoks

BRONZE — Hub Town Brewing

 

Best Live Music Venue

GOLD — The George Traditional House

SILVER —  Tribal Connection Market

BRONZE — Hub Town Brewing

 

Best Patio

GOLD — Hub Town Brewing

SILVER —  The George Traditional House

BRONZE — Browns Socialhouse

 

Best Romantic Restaurant

GOLD — Heartland Cafe

SILVER —  Bistro 1882

BRONZE — Longview Steakhouse

 

Best Family Restaurant

GOLD — Boston Pizza

SILVER —  Denny's

BRONZE — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

 

Best Place for Fast Food

GOLD — A&W

SILVER —  Little Fast + Fresh

BRONZE — McDonald's

 

Best Pizza and Pasta

GOLD — Pizzaberg

SILVER —  Bravo Pizza

BRONZE — Boston Pizza

 

Best Wings/Appies

GOLD — The George Traditional House

SILVER —  Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

BRONZE — The Canadian Brewhouse

 

Best Burger/Fries

GOLD — Fatburger

SILVER — The New Mr. Spud

BRONZE — A&W

BRONZE —  Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

 

Best Steak

GOLD — Longview Steakhouse

SILVER — Royal Duke Hotel

BRONZE — The George Traditional House

 

Best Sushi

GOLD — Yokozuna

SILVER — Yume Sushi

BRONZE — Edo Japan

 

Best Vietnamese Food

GOLD — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

SILVER — Saigon Sun

BRONZE — Saigon Moon

 

Best Chinese Food

GOLD — Big Rock Inn

SILVER — J&A Chinese Restaurant

BRONZE — Happy Valley Restaurant

 

Best Indian Food

GOLD — Spices

SILVER — Cha Cha John's Fusion Kitchen

BRONZE — Namaste Fine Indian Cuisine

 

Best Place for Healthy Eats

GOLD — Little Fast + Fresh

SILVER — The Chopped Leaf

BRONZE — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

 

Best Breakfast/Brunch

GOLD — Sweetgrass Deli & Eatery

SILVER — Denny's

BRONZE — Chuckwagon Cafe

 

Best Place for Lunch

GOLD — Heartland Cafe

SILVER — Sweetgrass Deli & Eatery

BRONZE — Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

 

Best Place for Dessert/Ice Cream

GOLD — Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

SILVER — Marble Slab Creamery

BRONZE — Dairy Queen

 

Best Cup of Coffee/Tea

GOLD — Home Ground Coffee House

SILVER — 94 Take the Cake Bakery

BRONZE — Tim Hortons

 

Best Liquor Store

GOLD — Co-op Wine Spirits Beer

SILVER — Costco

BRONZE — Sobeys Liquor

 

Best Bartender/Server & Location

GOLD — Jennifer Aggus, The George

SILVER — Sarug Yolmoo, Pizzaberg

BRONZE — Ireland Edey, In Cahoots

 

Best Place to go Camping

GOLD — Sandy McNabb

SILVER — Lions Campground

BRONZE — Blue Rock Equestrian Campground

 

Best Tourist Attraction

GOLD — The Big Rock

SILVER — The Saskatoon Farm

BRONZE — Sheep River Falls

 

Best Place for a Picnic

GOLD — Sheep River Park

SILVER — Lions Park

BRONZE — The Big Rock

 

Best Place for First Kiss

GOLD — Heartland Cafe

SILVER — Hub Town Brewing

BRONZE — The Big Rock

 

Best Wedding Venue

GOLD — The Saskatoon Farm

SILVER — Crystal Ridge Golf Club

BRONZE — The Ridge at Okotoks

 

Best Spa/Massage

GOLD — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

SILVER — Pure Envy Salon & Spa

BRONZE — Massage Haven

 

Best Place for Optical/Optician

GOLD — Okotoks Eyecare

SILVER — Eyes 360

BRONZE — Iris

 

Best Hair/Barber Salon

GOLD — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

SILVER — Blunt Hair Studio

BRONZE — Pure Envy Salon & Spa

 

Best Mani/Pedi

GOLD — Nails Time

SILVER — First Nails

BRONZE — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

 

Best Esthetics/Skin Care

GOLD — Cactus Club Salon & Spa

SILVER — Pure Envy Salon & Spa

BRONZE — Bliss

BRONZE — Frilly Lilly

 

Best Doctor

GOLD — Dr. Richard Ansell

SILVER — Dr. Dale Berry

BRONZE — Dr. Grace Simmons

 

Best Dentist

GOLD — Dr. Helen Robinson, My Family Dental

SILVER — Dr. Peter Otto, Village Lane Dental

BRONZE — Dr. Scott Gallup

 

Best Dental Hygienist

GOLD — Leila Lafontaine, My Family Dental

SILVER — Karen Mullen, Dr. Scott Gallup

BRONZE — Delaney Cleghorn, Hometown Dental

 

Best Orthodontist

GOLD — myORTHODONTIST

SILVER — SmileZone Orthodontics

BRONZE — Authentic Orthodontics

 

Best Denturist

GOLD — Onyk Denture Clinic

SILVER — Dr. Scott Gallup

SILVER — Dr. James Stobbe

 

Best Chiropractor

GOLD — Dr. Lorne Dielissen, Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic

SILVER — Dr. Paul Hicke, AB Institute for Spine and Sport Therapy

BRONZE — Dr. Caitlin Zietz, Complete Health Chiropractic

 

Best Alternative Health Practitioner

GOLD — Dr. Jared McCollum, Healing Elements

SILVER — Wendy Powell, Okotoks Physical Therapy

BRONZE — Dr. Harmi Kaler, Harmony Health Integrative Centre

 

Best Pharmacy

GOLD — Shoppers Drug Mart

SILVER — Safeway Pharmacy

BRONZE — Costco Pharmacy

 

Best Veterinarian

GOLD — Big Rock Animal Clinic

SILVER — Foothills Animal Hospital

BRONZE — SAVE - Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency

 

Best Clothing Store

GOLD — Winners

SILVER — Rhoda's Elegance Again

BRONZE — Mint + Maple

 

Best Cleaning/Maid Service

GOLD — In n Out Cleaning Services

GOLD — Swept Away Green Cleaning

SILVER — Meag's Cleaning Services

BRONZE — Heart and Soul Cleaning

 

Best Golf Course

GOLD — D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club

SILVER — River's Edge Golf Club

BRONZE — Turner Valley Golf Club

 

Best Local Sports Team

GOLD — Okotoks Dawgs

SILVER — Okotoks Jr. A Oilers

BRONZE — Foothills Lions Rugby Club

 

Best Place to Exercise/Work Out

GOLD — Motion Fitness

SILVER — GoodLife Fitness

BRONZE — Built Strong Athletics

 

Best Place to Take Dance Class

GOLD — Alberta Dance Academy

SILVER — Everything Movement

BRONZE — Heart to Sole Danceworks

 

Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods

GOLD — Sport Chek

SILVER — Classic Source for Sports

BRONZE — Canadian Tire

 

Best Personal Trainer

GOLD — Lottie Pederson, Everything Movement

SILVER — Sherrie Smith, Built Strong Athletics

BRONZE — Andrew Krushelniski, Sector 6




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