Readers' Choice Awards - March 2006
Thanks to everyone that took the time
to enter their ballots and congratulations
to all the winners.
Favourite event of 2005
The gastronomical extravaganza of the Oyster Festival was your favourite event this year, with the equally delicious Food & Wine Festival a second choice.
Favourite activity done while skipping work
While skipping work we seem to either want to go to sleep or spend some time outside cruisin’.
Favourite spot to watch the sunset
Far and above the rest Chesterman Beach is our favourite, with being out in the surf as the runner up.
Favourite place for a drink
The Great Room at the Long Beach Lodge was Tofino’s choice for a cocktail with Shelter showing a strong second.
For a little time away most folks headed to kennedy lake or down island to Victoria.
Favourite place to be at 4:20
Out in the surf was your place of choice for this B.C. ritual or with the one you love.
Favourite spot for people watching
The downtown core seems to be our location of choice for this sporting activity with First & Campbell being the top choice and the Common Loaf second.
Favourite sporting activity
The ocean is the center of our lives here so our favourite sports were surfing and fishing. Not a bad lifestyle Tofino.
Favourite place to relax
When it came to truly unwinding we either hid ourselves in our homes or hit the beach.
Favourite spa experience
The new Sacred Stone was a popular choice for a spa experience or some time in Therese Bouchard’s beach side sanctuary.
Favourite place to get in the water
A dip in Kennedy Lake was where Tofino chose to get in the water last year, or maybe a soothing soak in the hot springs.
Favourite place for coffee
Tofino’s choice for a good jolt of the liquid life was Caffé Vincente. The Tofitian came in as a runner up.
Favourite place for breakfast
The Schooner was our readers’ choice as the best place to have breakfast, with Caffé Vincente in second.
Favourite place for lunch
Well the masses spoke with one voice SoBo! SoBo! SoBo! In all the categories there was nothing as definitive as Tofino’s choice of SoBo for lunch. The Schooner was our second choice, for those rare moments when a fish taco just didn’t seem right.
Favourite place for dinner
For a special night out for dinner, Schooner was your choice with the Raincoast Café as your close second.
Favourite place for dessert
Gord Austin’s Chocolate Tofino was your location of choice for a sweet treat, with the Schooner as his closest rival.
Favourite wine list
Tofino’s favourite spots for choosing a bottle was a 3 way tie between SoBo, Schooner and Shelter.
Favourite place for food on the go
There really wasn’t much of a question here, SoBo started off to an early lead and never looked back. The little purple truck took nearly all the votes in this field. The next closest source for a bite on the run was from Breakers Deli.
When it came to recommending a place to stay while in our area Middle Beach Lodge was the strong choice with Pacific Sands as your second to recommend.
Favourite charter company
Ocean Outfitters was voted as your favourite with Jamie’s Whaling Station as a strong second place.
Favourite surf company
Of all our multitude of surf companies the top two were Storm and Surf Sister.
The eclectic Lounge Collection as a loved first choice with the serene setting of the Eagle Aerie Gallery of Roy Henry Vickers as your second.
Far a little shopping you headed to Plush or the new Boutique Upstairs.
Favourite new business 2005
Congrats to all the new businesses of 2005. The nod was given to Raven Skate Shop and Pasticceria Conradi as your favourites.
Thanks to everyone that took the time to enter their ballots and congratulations
to all the winners.
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