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Best of 604 for 2008

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 — 7:00am PDT
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Each year around the time of my blogiversary I write a reflective post or hold a contest. For 2008 I’m going to invite everyone celebrate the online efforts of others from across the region with the Best of 604, since being ‘hyper-local’ is what I do.

As often as I can, I try to highlight and promote local business, organizations, bloggers, and online triumphs. In 2007 I started the Best of 604 wherein I listed some of my favourite things around the region.

This year, I wanted to leave the nomination and voting to the public (that way no one can wonder what my mystery formula was for calculating winners). The nominees do NOT have to be blogs – they can be any website that fits into any of the 14 categories.

Who do you turn to for information? What site do you check first thing in the morning (or ten times a day)? Who do you love to read? This is all about the best of our region, and we should all be proud of the many accomplishments of our friends, neighbours, and peers. It’s the people’s choice awards for Metro Vancouver online.

How it works:

Head to the Best of 604 website and enter your nomination in the variety of categories – from Best News Site to Best Personal Blog – by leaving a comment. After one week (on December 4th) I will flip the switch and have official voting ballots available until December 11th.

Come on back and see if your pick has made the cut and together at a private awards reception on December 11th at The Cellar, we will congratulate the Best of the online 604 with recognition and prizes.

More info:

Rules, Nominate and Vote, Contact, and Sponsors.

Tickets for the awards reception are available through EventBrite and admission on the 11th is by (monetary) donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (official donation envelopes will be available). Anyone who attends and donates to the Food Bank will receive one of their Community Angel pins.

Everyone is invited to attend the reception, although please make sure to RSVP through EventBrite.

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  1. Keira-Anne says:

    I think you’re the Best of 604 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. […] very lovely friend and fellow blogger, Rebecca Bollwitt of Miss604 fame, is celebrating five years of online presence with the Best of 604. Readers are encouraged to go to the Best of 604 website to […]

  3. zona says:

    Two questions.

    Did I win?
    Is it “open bar”?

  4. Miss604 says:

    @ zona – Feel free to nominate yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰ There will be appies – yay appies! And there’s a bar there… that serves drinks…

  5. Jenny says:

    Can’t wait. Great Idea

  6. What Keira-Anne said! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for putting this together!

  7. A great idea Rebecca. In fact I’ve only just discovered this wonderful local Vancouver online community lately through the Canadian blog awards and it’s really great. Good work!

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