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The Best of Richmond 2013 Readers' Poll

We asked you what your favourite things were in Richmond and here are your answers in our annual Best of Richmond Readers’ Poll. There were some interesting results this year as some new faces took first place in several categories. Look for the coveted Best of Richmond sticker in the windows of winners.

People & Places

Best Community Centre

1. Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St.

2. South Arm Community Centre, 8880 Williams Rd.

3. Thompson Community Centre, 3398 Springhill Pl.

Best Community Event

1. Steveston Salmon Festival

2. Frosty Music Gala

3. RichCity Idol

Best Local News Story

1. Shark-fin soup

2. Real estate market

3. Richmond Animal Protection Society

Best Local Politician

1. Malcolm Brodie

2. John Yap

2. Linda Reid (tie)

3. Harold Steves

Best Person You Would Like to See in Office

1. Rick Hansen

2. Matt Pitcairn

3. Michael Wolfe

Best Memory of Old Richmond

1. Steveston

2. Stardust Roller Rink

3. Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Best Neighbourhood

1. Steveston

2. Terra Nova

3. Westwind

Best Newspaper Carrier

1. Josh Booth

2. Levi Swanky (tie)

2. Selina Liang

2. Steven Wade

2. Teaghan Collins

Best Person Most Likely to be Mayor in the Future

1. Matt Pitcairn

2. Alex Sieg

3. Martin Hui

3. Som Ghosh (tie)

Best Place to Hold a Birthday Party

1. With Our Own Two Hands, 3871 Moncton St., www.withourowntwohands.ca

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. The Zone Bowling Centre, 150-14200 Entertainment Blvd., www.zbowl.com

Best Place to Hold a Party

1. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

2. Garry Point Park

3. UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Rd., www.ubcboathouse.com

Best Place to Volunteer

1. Richmond Hospital

2. Steveston Salmon Festival

3. Richmond Food Bank Society

Best Playground

1. Steveston Park

2. Garden City Park

3. South Arm Park

Best Public Art

1. Minoru horse statue

2. Wind Waves at Garry Point (no longer there, but people still voted for it)

3. Cabeza Vainilla, Cabeza ordoba, Cabeza Chiapas, (The heads by Lansdowne, also no longer there)

Best Reason to Live in Richmond

1. Steveston

2. The food

3. The dike

Best Unusual Place to Hold a Wedding Reception

1. Britannia Heritage Shipyards

2. Gulf of Georgia Cannery

3. UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Rd., www.ubcboathouse.com

Food

Best All You Can Eat Restaurant

1. Richmond Sushi, 1488-8388 Capstan Way

2. Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant, 4231 Hazelbridge Way

3. Kisha Poppo, 1060-11660 Steveston Hwy., www.kishapopporestaurant.com

Best Banh Mi

1. Green Lemongrass, 8180 Westminster Hwy.

2. Pho An Nam, 6820 No. 3 Rd.

3. Pho Ten, 130-11080 No. 5 Rd.

Best Bakery

1. Diplomat Bakery, 6111 London Rd., www.diplomatbakery.com

2. Steveston Bakery, 12231 No. 1 Rd.

3. The Sweet Spot, 12000 No. 1 Rd., thesweetspotbakery.ca

Best Beer Selection

1.  Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

2 O’Hares Gastropub, 5031 Steveston Hwy., www.ohares.ca

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Beer Selection (Retail)

1. O’Hares Liquor Store, 5031 Steveston Hwy., www.ohares.ca

2. B.C. Liquor Store, various locations.

3. Liquor Depot, 868-5300 No. 3 Rd,,

Best Breakfast or Brunch

1. Cora, 170-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.chezcora.com/richmondcoppersmith

2. IHOP, 6780 No 3 Rd., 10551 St. Edwards Dr., www.ihop.com

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Buffet

1. River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd., www.riverrock.com

2. Big River Brew Pub, 14200 Entertainment Blvd.

3. King Buffet, 4600 No. 3 Rd.

Best Burger

1. White Spot, 5880 & 6551 No. 3 Rd., www.whitespot.com

2. Burger King, various locations, www.bk.com

3. Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

Best Butcher Shop

1. Seafair Gourmet Meats, 8671 No. 1 Rd., www.seafairgourmetmeats.com

2. Heringers Olde Fashioned Quality Meats, 12231 No. 1 Rd.

3. Amron’s Gourmet Meats, 170-8180 No. 2 Rd.

Best Chef

1. John Lim Hing, Hog Shack, 160-3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

2. Daniela Iaci, Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. Kayla Dhaliwall, Tapenade Bistro, 3711 Bayview St., www.tapenade.ca

Best Chinese Food

1. Danny’s Wun Tun Restaurant, 11666 Steveston Hwy.

2. Sun Sui Wah, 102-4940 No. 3 Rd., www.sunsuiwah.com

3. Kirin, 7900 Westminster Hwy., www.kirinrestaurants.com

Best Chocoholic Experience

1. Sinfully the Best, 13-3993 Chatham St., www.sinfullythebest.com

2. Purdy’s Chocolates, 424-5300 No. 3 Rd., 6060 Minoru Blvd., www.purdys.com

3. Le Chocolaterie, 160-7971 Alderbridge Way, www.coconama.com

Best Cocktail Lounge

1. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

2. Mandalay Lounge and Steakhouse, 3900 Bayview St., www.mandalaysteakhouse.com

3. Blue Canoe, 140-3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

Best Coffee Shop (Chain)

1. Starbucks, numerous locations, www.starbucks.com

2. Blenz, numerous locations, www.blenz.com

3. Waves, 120-12231 First Ave. & 5951 No 3 Rd., www.wavescoffee.ca

Best Coffee (Independent)

1. Bean and Beyond, 120-12420 No.1 Rd.

2. Steveston Coffee Co., 3511 Moncton St.

3. Rocanini, 115-3900 Moncton St., www.rocanini.com

Best Comfort Food

1.  Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. White Spot, 5880 & 6551 No. 3 Rd., www.whitespot.com

Best Curry

1. Tandoori Kona, 170-11700 Cambie Rd., www.tandoorikona.blogspot.ca

2. Curry Express, Lansdowne Centre, 1045-5300 No. 3 Rd.

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Deli

1. Heringers Olde Fashioned Quality Meats, 12231 No. 1 Rd.

2. D - Original Sausage Haus, 130-12000 First Ave., www.originalsausage.ca.

3. The Market at Papi’s, 12251 No. 1 Rd.

Best Dessert

1. Sweet Spot Bakery, 110 - 12000 First Ave., www.thesweetspotbakery.ca

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3.  Diplomat Bakery, 6111 London Rd., www.diplomatbakery.com

Best Dim Sum

1. Kirin Seafood Restauraunt, 7900 Westminster Hwy., www.kirinrestaurants.com

2. Sun Sui Wah, 102-4940 No. 3 Rd., www.sunsuiwah.com

3. Continental Seafood Restaurant, 11700 Cambie Rd.

Best Fine Dining

1. Tapenade Bistro, 3711 Bayview St., www.tapenade.ca

2. Chop, 10251 St. Edwards Dr., www.chop.ca

3. Steveston Seafood House, 3951 Moncton St., www.stevestonseafoodhouse.com

Best Fish & Chips

1. Pajo’s Fish & Chips, 3500 Bayview St. and Garry Point Park, www.pajos.com

2. Dave’s Fish and Chips, 3460 Moncton St.

3. Sockeye City Grill, 108-3800 Bayview St., www.sockeyecity.com

Best Food Court

1. Richmond Centre, 6551 No. 3 Rd., www.richmondcentre.com

2. Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, www.aberdeencentre.com

3. Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. www.lansdowne-centre.com/

Best French Fries

1. McDonald’s, various locations, www.mcdonalds.ca

2. New York Fries, Richmond Centre, www.newyorkfries.com

3. Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

Best Greek

1. Kisamos Greek Taverna, 3420 Moncton St.

2. Mad Greek Restaurant, 7260 Westminster Highway, www.madgreekrestaurant.com

3. Felicos Restaurant, 8140 Leslie Rd., felicos.com

Best Italian

1. Paesano’s Restaurant, 250-12240 Second Ave., paesanos.ca

2. Italian Tomato, 8380 Bridgeport Rd., www.italiantomato.ca

3. Caesar’s, 3900 Steveston Hwy.

Best Japanese

1. Ichiro Japanese Restaurant, #110-12011 Second Ave., www.ichirojapaneserestaurant.ca

2. Mega Sushi, 100-3131 Chatham St.

3. Takeya Sushi, 17-8647 No. 1 Rd., www.takeyasushi.ca

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant

1. White Spot, 5880 & 6551 No. 3 Rd., www.whitespot.com

2. Cora, 170-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.chezcora.com/richmondcoppersmith

3. Boston Pizza, 8100 Ackroyd Rd., 2000-11662 Steveston Hwy., www.bostonpizza.ca

Best Korean Restaurant

1. Jang Mo Jib Korean Restaurant, 8320 Alexandra Rd.

2. Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine, 8580 Alexandra Rd.

3. Hanok Korean Restaurant, 8400 Alexandra Rd.

Best Late Night Munchies

1. #9 Restaurant, 812-5300 No. 3 Rd., www.richmond9.com

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. 7-Eleven, various locations, www.slurpee.ca

Best Patio

1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

2. Flying Beaver, 4760 Inglis Dr., www.markjamesgroup.com/flyingbeaver.html

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Pho

1. Pho Lan, 6950 No. 3 Rd.

2. Green Lemongrass, 8180 Westminster Hwy.

3. Pho 99, 180-8611 Alexandra Rd., www.pho99vn.com

Best Pizza

1. Steveston Pizza Co., 3400 Moncton St., www.stevestonpizza.com

2. Pizza Hut, 3675 Westminster Hwy., 8340 Westminster Hwy., 140-8980 No 3 Rd., www.pizzahut.ca

3. Fresh Slice Pizza, various locations, www.freshslice.com

Best Place to go on a First Date

1. Cora, 170-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.chezcora.com/richmondcoppersmith

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

Best Place to Watch the Game

1.  Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. Legends Pub, 6511 Buswell St., www.legendspub.com

Best Pub Food

1. O’Hares Gastropub, 5031 Steveston Hwy., www.ohares.ca

2. Flying Beaver, 4760 Inglis Dr., www.markjamesgroup.com/flyingbeaver.html

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Restaurant

1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

2. Tapenade Bistro, 3711 Bayview St., www.tapenade.ca

3. Hog Shack, 160-3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

Best Restaurant to Celebrate an Anniversary

1. Tapenade Bistro, 3711 Bayview St., www.tapenade.ca

2. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

3. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

Best Restaurant to Take Out of Town Guests

1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

2.  Hog Shack Cook House, 3900 Bayview St., www.hogshack.ca

3. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

Best Restaurant with a View

1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

2. Flying Beaver, 4760 Inglis Dr., www.markjamesgroup.com/flyingbeaver.html

3. Mandalay Lounge and Steakhouse, 3900 Bayview St., www.mandalaysteakhouse.com

Best Seafood Restaurant

1. Steveston Seafood House, 3951 Moncton St., www.stevestonseafoodhouse.com

2. Sockeye City Grill, 108-3800 Bayview St., www.sockeyecity.com.

3. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, 140 - 3866 Bayview St., www.bluecanoerestaurant.com

Best Sushi

1. Mega Sushi, 100-3131 Chatham St.

2. Takeya Sushi, 17-8647 No. 1 Rd., www.takeyasushi.ca

3. Ichiro Japanese Restaurant, #110-12011 Second Ave., www.ichirojapaneserestaurant.ca

Best Tea Shop

1. Adorabelle Tea Room, 12051 Third Ave., www.adorabelletearoom.com

2. Nikaido Gifts, 150-3580 Moncton St., www.nikaidogifts.com

3. Teavana, Richmond Centre, www.teavana.com

Best Thai/Malaysian

1. Kari House, 3900 Bayview St., www.karihouse.com

2. Thai House, 4940 No. 3 Rd., www.thaihouse.com

2. Tropika, 1830-4400 Hazelbridge Way www.tropika-canada.com

Best Wine Selection

1. Pumphouse Pub, 6031 Blundell Rd., www.pumphousepub.com

2. Sip Wines, 1030-11660 Steveston Hwy., www.sipwines.ca

3. Gudrun Tasting Room, 3500 Moncton St., gudrun.ca

Shopping

Best Appliances

1. Trail Appliances, 5400 Minoru Blvd. www.trailappliances.com

2. Budget Appliances, 3831 Moncton St., www.budgetappliances.ca

3. Sears, Richmond Centre, www.sears.ca

Best Auto Service Shop

1. Fastrack Autobody, 105-11820 River Rd., www.fastrackautobody.com

2. Seppo’s Automotive, 3611 Moncton St.

3. Auto Wizard, 12340 Trites Rd.

Best Children’s Clothes

1. The Gap, Richmond Centre, www.gapcanada.ca.

2. Kid Supply Clothing Co.  140 – 12420 No. 1 Rd.

3. The Children’s Place, Richmond Centre, www.childrensplace.com

Best Chiropractor

1. Brad Kehoe, 613-6081 No. 3 Rd.

2. Sean Graham, 12004 No. 1 Rd.

3. Brett Peters, 140 - 12000 First Ave.

Best Cold Beer and Wine Store

1. O’Hares Liquor Store, 5031 Steveston Hwy., www.ohares.ca

2. Steveston Hotel, 12111 Third Ave., www.stevestonhotel.ca

3. B.C. Liquor Store, various locations, www.bcliquorstores.com.

Best Customer Service

1. Tao Day Spa, 115-3900 Bayview St., www.taodayspa.com

2. International News Stand at River Rock, 8811 River Rd.

3. M & M Meat Shop, 120-7020 Francis Rd., www.mmmeatshops.com

Best Daycare

1. Core Education & Fine Arts Jr. Kindergarten,  160-10811 No. 4 Rd., www.cefa.ca

2. Good Shepherd Drop-In Centre, 10351 No. 1 Rd., www.good-shepherd.ca

3. Gentle Steps Child Care, 9080 Francis Rd.

Best Dentist

1. Dr. Tony Kwong, The Urban Dentist, 100-7031 Westminster Hwy., www.theurbandentist.ca

2. Dr. Hans Heilmann, 470-6091 Gilbert Rd.

3. Dr. Doug Nielsen and Dr. Michele Nielsen, 3951 Steveston Hwy., www.stevestonsmiles.com

Best Dollar Store

1. Dollarama, 9751 Bridgeport Rd., www.dollarama.com

2. Dollar Max, 6680 No. 3 Rd.

3. Dollar Giant, 175-3675 Westminster Hwy., 4951 No. 3 Rd., www.dollargiant.com

Best Dry Cleaners

1. Easy Care Dry Cleaners 192-8120 No. 2 Rd.

2. Broadmoor Busy Bee, 7820 Williams Rd. (tie)

2. Chateau Quality Dry Cleaners, 110-7020 Francis Rd. (tie)

3. Townline Dry Cleaners, 6540 No. 3 Rd., www.townlinedrycleaners.com

Best Ethnic Grocery Store

1. T&T Supermarket, 8181 Cambie Rd., www.tnt-supermarket.com

2. PriceSmart Foods, 8200 Ackroyd Rd., www.pricesmartfoods.ca

3. Fruiticana, 4101 No. 5 Rd. www.fruiticana.com

Best Facial

1. Tao Day Spa, 115-3900 Bayview St., www.taodayspa.com

2. Lacquer Beauty Bar, 3900 Moncton St., www.lacquerbeautybar.com

3. Raintree Wellness Spa, 125-13020 No. 2 Rd., www.raintreedayspa.com

Best Fashion

1. Violet Hill Clothing, 108-12211 No. 1 Rd. www.violethillclothing.ca

2. Forever 21, 1105-6551 No. 3 Rd., www.forever21.com

3. Reitmans, 3675 Westminster Hwy., 5000-11680 Steveston Hwy, www.reitmans.com

Best Financial Institution

1. TD Canada Trust

2. Coast Capital Savings

3. Royal Bank of Canada

Best Flower Shop

1. Super Grocer, 12051 No. 1 Rd., www.supergrocer.ca

2. Prickly Pear, 12311 No. 1 Rd., www.pricklypear.ca

3. Fannie’s Florist, 105-8460 Alexandra Rd., www.fannieflorist.ca

Best Gardening Store

1. Prickly Pear, 12311 No. 1 Rd., www.pricklypear.ca

2. Phoenix Perennials, 3380 No. 6 Rd., www.phoenixperennials.com

3. Art Knapp Plantland, 7780 Alderbridge Way, 11020 No. 4 Rd., www.artknapps.ca

Best Gift Shop

1. Urban Value, 150-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.urbanvalue.ca

2. Pieces Giftware, 100-3580 Moncton St.

3. A Monkey Tree, 3900 Moncton St,, www.amonkeytree.com

Best Green Business

1. Tao Day Spa, 115 Bayview St. www.taodayspa.com

2. Regional Recycling, 13300 Vulcan Way, http://www.regionalrecycling.ca/richmond

3. Auto West BMW, 10780 Cambie Rd., autowest.bmw.ca

Best Grocery Store

1, Save on Foods, 11666 Steveston Hwy., 3673 Westminster Hwy.,  www.saveonfoods.com

2. Safeway, 8671 No. 1 Rd,, 10151 No. 3 Rd., 6140 Blundell Rd., www.safeway.ca

3. Real Canadian Superstore, 4651 No. 3 Rd., www.superstore.ca

Best Hair Salon

1. Zary Hair Design, 5-6360 No. 3 Rd.

2. Lacquer Beauty Bar, 3900 Moncton St., www.lacquerbeautybar.com

3. Ask Hair Studios, 150-3900 Bayview St., www.askhairstudio.com

Best Home Decor Store

1. HomeSense, 100-5300 No. 3 Rd., www.homesense.ca

2. The Spotted Frog Furniture Co., 110-12480 No.1 Road, www.thespottedfrog.ca

3. Urban Value, 150-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.urbanvalue.ca

Best Home Improvement Store

1. Home Depot,  2700 Sweden Way, www.homedepot.ca/

2. IKEA, 3200 Sweden Way, www.ikea.com

3. RONA, 7111 Elmbridge Way, www.rona.ca

Best Hotel

1. Hilton Vancouver Airport, 5911 Minoru Blvd., www3.hilton.com

2. River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd., www.riverrock.com

3. Ramada Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7188 Westminster Hwy.,www.ramadaairport.ca

Best Jeweller

1. Juvelisto Design, 120-3500 Moncton St.

2. Seafair Jewellers, 178-8120 No. 2 Rd.

3. Prestige Jewellers, 205-6700 No. 3 Rd.

Best Lawyer

1. Mark Standerwick, Campbell Froh May & Rice, LLP 200-5611 Cooney Rd., www.richmondbclawyers.com

2. Barry Grabowski, 208-4940 No. 3 Rd., Cohen Buchan Edwards, www.cbelaw.com

3. James S. Humphry, 205-8171 Park Rd.

Best Lingerie Store

1. Bare Basics, 3871 Moncton St., www.barebasicslingerie.com

2. La Senza, 1762-6060 Minoru Blvd., www.lasenza.com

3. La Vie En Rose, 2202-6060 Minoru Blvd., www.lavieenrose.com

Best Local Farm

1. Richmond Country Farms, 12900 Steveston Hwy.,  www.countryfarms.ca

2. CanWest Farms, 13051 Blundell Rd., www.canwestfarms.ca

3. W & A Farms, 17771 Westminster Hwy., www.wafarms.ca

Best Manicure/Pedicure

1. Lacquer Beauty Bar, 3900 Moncton St., www.lacquerbeautybar.com

2. Tao Day Spa, 115-3900 Bayview St., www.taodayspa.com

3. Raintree Wellness Spa, 125-13020 No. 2 Rd., www.raintreedayspa.com

Best Mechanic

1. Seppo’s Automotive, 3611 Moncton St,

1. Chris Beseme, CG Motor Sports, 150 - 11880 Hammersmith Way, www.cgmotorsports.com

3. Juan Recaverren, Juan’s Auto Service, 8580 River Rd.

Best Mortgage Broker

1. Tyler Wilson, Invis, www.tylerwilson.ca

2. Chad Oyhenart, www.chadoyhenart.ca

3. Ivan Sobko, Origin National Mortgage Web, www.sobko.ca

Best Movers

1. Accent Moving, 4751 Shell Rd., www.accentmovers.ca

2. Salmon Transfer, 100 – 9500 Van Horne Way, www.salmonstransfer.com

3. Bandstra Transportation Systems,     9920 River Dr., www.bandstra.com

Best Naturopath

1. Dr. Neetu Dhiman, Brio Integrative Health Centre, #223 - 11020 No. 5 Rd., www.yourbriohealth.com

2. Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Brio Integrative Health Centre, #223 - 11020 No. 5 Rd., www.yourbriohealth.com

3. Dr. Raj Jheeta, Richmond Naturopathic Medical Clinic, 230-8211 Ackroyd Rd., www.richmondnaturopathic.com

Best New Business

1. Pur Movement, 123 – 11180 Coppersmith Pl., www.purmovement.com

2. Steveston Acupuncture,     3651 Moncton, stevestonacupuncture.ca

3. Cora, 170-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.chezcora.com/richmondcoppersmith

Best Notary

1. Gail Maida, 155-8040 Garden City Rd.

2. Nancy Schick Skinner, 650-5900 No. 3 Rd., www. nancyschickskinner.com

3. Malek Allibhai, 210-6411 Buswell St.

Best Pet Supply Store

1. Bosley’s, 160-11700 Steveston Hwy., 130-3675 Westminster Hwy., www.bosleys.com

2. Tisol, 5431 No. 3 Rd., www.tisol.ca

3. Pet Smart, 9751 Bridgeport Rd., www.petsmart.com

Best Pharmacy (chain)

1. Shoppers Drug Mart, various locations, www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

2. London Drugs, 5971 No. 3 Rd. 3200-11666 Steveston Hwy., www.londondrugs.com

3. Pharmasave, various locations, www.pharmasave.com

Best Pharmacy (individual location)

1. Steveston Pharmacy, 3811 Chatham St,

2. Steveston Pharmasave, 105-12420 No. 1 Rd., stevestonpharmasave.com

3. Medicine Shoppe,  3993 Chatham St., www.medicineshoppesteveston.ca

Best Place to Buy a Car

1. Richmond Auto Mall, 13460 Smallwood Pl., www.richmondautomall.com

2. Richmond Honda, 13600 Smallwood Pl., www.richmondhonda.com

3. OpenRoad Hyundai, 13171 Smallwood Pl., openroadhyundai.com

Best Preschool

1. With Our Own Two Hands, 3871 Moncton St., www.withourowntwohands.ca

2. Core Education & Fine Arts Jr. Kindergarten,  160-10811 No. 4 Rd., www.cefa.ca

3. Terra Nova Montessori Preschool, 3760 Moresby Dr. (inside Quilchena Elementary), www.terranovamontessori.ca

Best Produce

1. Kins Farm Market, various locations, www.kinsfarmmarket.com

2. Richmond Country Farms, 12900 Steveston Hwy.,  www.countryfarms.ca

3. Langley Farm Market, Lansdowne Centre

Best Real Estate Agency

1. Sutton Group - Seafair Realty, 550 – 9100 Blundell Rd., www.suttonseafair.com

2. Remax WestCoast, 110-6086 Russ Baker Way, www.richmondbcrealty.com

3. Steveston Real Estate,12235 No. 1 Rd., www.stevestonrealestate.com (tie)

3. Macdonald Realty, 5188 Westminster Hwy., www.macrealty.com (tie)

Best Realtor

1. Tenny Chui, Royal Pacific Realty, www.realestateinbc.com

2. Merilee McCaffery, Sutton Group - Seafair Realty, www.beyondthekeys.com

3. Shafik Ladha, Remax WestCoast, www.shafik.com

Best Shoe Store

1. Stepin’ Out, 3991 Moncton St., www.stepinoutshoes.com

2. Ronson’s, various locations, www.ronsons.ca

3. Browns, 1400-6551 No.3 Rd., www.brownsshoes.com

Best Specialty Furniture Store

1. The Spotted Frog Furniture Co., 110-12480 No.1 Road, www.thespottedfrog.ca

2. Scan Designs, 120 -12551 Bridgeport Rd., www.scandesigns.com

3. IKEA, 3200 Sweden Way, www.ikea.com

Best Tanning Salon

1. Body Glo Tan, 8120 No. 2 Rd., bodyglotan.com

2 Radiant Tanning Salon, 110 – 3591 Chatham St., www.radianttanning.com

3. Escape Tanning, 460- 9100 Blundell Rd., www.escapetanning.com

Best Tattoo Parlour

1. Steveston Tattoo Company, 110-12020 First Ave., www.stevestontattooco.com/

2. Dermagraphic Osmosis, 6631 Buswell St., osmosistattoo.com

3. Floating World, 1468-8388 Capstan Way, www.floatingworldtattoo.ca

Best Toy Shop

1. Splash, 140 - 3580 Moncton St., www.splashtoyshop.com

2. Toys “R” Us 5300 No. 3 Rd., www.toysrus.ca

3. Gacha Gacha Hobbies & Toys, 8700 McKim Way

3. Urban Value, 150-11380 Steveston Hwy., www.urbanvalue.ca (tie)

Best Travel Agency

1. Flight Centre, various locations, www.flightcentre.ca

2. Marlin Travel, 6551 No. 3 Rd. www.marlintravel.ca

3. Travel TST/Times Square Travel, 6720 No. 3 Rd., www.traveltst.ca

Best Veterinarian

1. Lansdowne Animal Hospital, 190-8351 Alexandra Rd., www.lansdowneanimalhospitalbc.ca

2. Richmond Animal Hospital, 9220 No. 3 Rd., www.richmondanimalhospital.ca

3. Companion Animal Hospital, 10151 No. 3 Rd., www.companionanimalhospital.ca

Arts & Entertainment

Best Bar Band

1. Ruel Morales

2. House Party

3. Dino De Nicola

Best Community Arts Group

1. La Chaleur Dance Co., www.lachaleurgroup.com

2. Tickle Me Pickle Improv, www.ticklemepickle.com

3. Gateway Theatre, www.gatewaytheatre.com

Best Concert

1. Frosty Music Gala at World of Music and Arts

2. Daniel Tosh at River Rock

3. Natalie Cole at River Rock

Best Dance Instructor

1. Stephanie Sy, Pur Movement, www.purmovement.com

2. Gabriela Moutal - Gabriela’s Movement, www.movementstudio.ca

3. Rishell O’Brien - Defy Gravity, www.defygravitydance.ca

Best Karaoke

1. Millennium Karaoke, 201-4451 No. 3 Rd. www.millenniumkaraoke.ca

2. Party World KTV Family Karaoke, 8711 Alexandra Rd.

3. K-Fever Karaoke, 1018-8300 Capstan Way (tie)

3. K Mix Karaoke, 112-4751 Garden City Rd. (tie)

Best Music Teacher

1. Anna Vavilova, World of Music and Arts

2. Susan Garrett Westwind

3. Victoria Warfield

Best Once Upon a Time Character

1. Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold

2. Emma Swan

3. Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Best Golf Course

1. Mayfair Lakes, 5460 No. 7 Rd., www.golfbc.com/courses/mayfair_lakes

2. Greenacres Golf Course, 5040 No. 6 Rd., www.greenacresgolfcourse.com

3. Country Meadows Golf Course, 8482 No. 6 Rd., www.countrymeadowsgolfcourse.ca

Sports & Recreation

Best Gym

1. Steve Nash Fitness World, 10251 St. Edwards Dr., www.stevenashfitnessclubs.com

2. Pur Movement, 123 – 11180 Coppersmith Pl., www.purmovement.com

3. Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd., www.richmondoval.ca

Best High Performance Training

1. U RISE Personal Training, 140A-6351 Westminster., www.urise.ca/

2. Pure Payne, 6351 Westminster Hwy., www.purepayne.ca

3. Maki Performance Training, 2130-11980 Hammersmith Way, www.makiperformance.com

Best Local Sports Team

1. Richmond Sockeyes

2. Richmond Rapids Swim Club

3. Seafair Minor Hockey

Best Martial Arts Studio

1. Apex Martial Arts, 12351 Bridgeport Rd., www.apexma.ca

2. Tong Moo Do, 8040 Garden City Rd., www.tongmoodo.com

3. Sirota’s Alchymy, 5640 Hollybridge Way, www.sirotasalchymy.com

Best Personal Trainer

1. Gary Dhillon, U RISE Personal Training, 140A-6351 Westminster Hwy., www.urise.ca/

2. Isaac Payne, Pure Payne, 6351 Westminster, www.purepayne.ca

3. Maki Riddington, Maki Performance Training, 2130-11980 Hammersmith Way, www.makiperformance.com (tie)

3. Russel Favel, Russel Sean Fitness, 9-12491 No. 2 Rd., www.russelseanfitness.com (tie)

Best Sports Facility

1. Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd., www.richmondoval.ca

2. Pur Movement, 123 – 11180 Coppersmith Pl., www.purmovement.com

3. Sport Central, 2611 Viscount Way, www.sportcentral.ca

Best Sporting Goods Store

1. Sport Chek, Richmond Centre, www.sportchek.ca

2. Ice Level Sports, 806-11688 Steveston Hwy., www.icelevelsports.com

3. Canadian Tire, 3500 No. 3 Rd., 11388 Steveston Hwy., www.canadiantire.ca

Best Yoga Studio

1. YYoga. 102-7731 Alderbridge Way, www.yyoga.ca

2. Bikram Yoga Richmond, 105-5300 No. 3 Rd., www.bikramyogarichmond.ca

3. Perfect Hearts Yoga, 12151 First Ave. www.perfectheartsyoga.com

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