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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


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


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


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 —  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



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


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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