April 9, 2024


WEST SHORE – It is such a please to serve in a region which is a vibrant mix of established and emerging businesses and non-profits. Our community is constantly evolving, and one of the ways we showcase that every year is with the Best of the WestShore Awards.

The Best of the WestShore Awards is an annual awards program that is brought to you thanks to a partnership between the Goldstream Gazette and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. Open to every business and non-profit organization located within Colwood, the Highlands, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal, the winners are entirely decided by public vote. In 2023 there were over 36,000 votes across 44 categories.

The voting platform opens in July and closes on Labour Day, with an Awards ceremony in October. Before that, business owners and non-profit managers can register so that they will appear on the voting platform as soon as it opens. I have two words for why you want to do this: free promotion! It costs you nothing other than the 5 minutes it takes to fill out the registration form, and having done so, you will appear on the voting platform when it opens, giving you free name recognition for two months. This makes it easy for your clients or customers to vote for you, and it also means everyone voting will see the name of your organization – in the way you want it to be represented. Over the years we have seen many, many spelling and punctuation variations for even a single business name.

Times are still challenging for many businesses and non-profits, and we know from experience that getting involved in the Best of the WestShore Awards has a positive impact. While we welcome new members (as it is our members who make initiatives like this possible by supporting our work!), you don’t have to be a member to take part in the Best of the WestShore Awards.

You can find out more by going to westshore.bc.ca and clicking on the “Best of the WestShore Awards” tab. Registration opens April 30 and will remain open throughout the month of May.

To find out more about this and other initiatives, you can sign up for our e-news on our “Contact Us” page or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’re here to help!

Julie Lawlor is Executive Director at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce


Share This