Best of Vancouver 2010, Winners Announced

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It is with great pleasure and a phenomenal amount of gratitude that I announce that has won “Best Local Blog” in the Georgia Straight’s 15th annual “Best of Vancouver” issue. This is the second year that has won this title and it is 100% due to the support of the voting public and my wonderful readers.


What makes this news even better is that I share this win with a blog that I personally recommend to others all the time, and that is Vancouver is Awesome.

Vancouver is Awesome is a non-profit with the goal of promoting Vancouver in a positive light. With its roster of authors, original weekly themes, unique interviews, and event sponsorship it has changed the Vancouver blogging landscape for the better. I am very honored to share the title of “Best Local Blog” with Bob Kronbauer and his team. I am also excited to be contributing to their series, Vancouver Was Awesome.

Thank you, Vancouver! Best Local Blog pic with @VIAwesome #BOV

@Miss604 was also voted “Best Local Twitterer” in this year’s “Best of Vancouver” and I thank all of my followers in Twitterland for that honor. I have been using Twitter since 2007 and it’s amazing once again, to be honored by my readers and followers.

Going forward (and as always) I will have good days and bad, I will have stories you might skip over and those you might share with all of your friends and family. My posts might be personal in nature, they might feature photos of delicious food, or help you discover a neat local event or two. This is something that I am committed to each and every day because I simply love to do it.

As celebrates its 6th anniversary this fall, I thank you again for your support over the years. Without it, the site wouldn’t be what it is today.

Other “Best of Vancouver” winners include:

Best local band (signed): Mother Mother
Best local band (unsigned): Said the Whale
Best afternoon radio host(s): Peter Schaad and Carmen Cruz (The Peak)
Best morning radio host(s): The Kid Carson Show w/ Nira Arora & Amy (The Beat 94.5)
Best local author: Douglas Coupland
Best local street/community festival: Car Free Day (Commercial Drive)
Best local microbrewery: Granville Island Brewing
Best resort/hotel – Vancouver Island: The Wickaninnish Inn
Best spa getaway: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Pick up your copy of the Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver” today or check out all of the winners online.

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15 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. CaioThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:06am PDT

    Rebecca.. I am 100% sure you are the best local blog!
    That’s why people continue coming back!


  2. chico sousaThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:17am PDT


  3. Meet Mark Victor HansenThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:17am PDT

    Congrats! One of first blog I read everyday

  4. HoodsurfThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:21am PDT

    Congrats! Very well deserved.

  5. bevThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:22am PDT

    congrats, you work so hard at making it look so simple. 🙂

  6. Stormy PetrelsThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 9:38am PDT

    On behalf of Vancouver’s Sherlock Holmes Society, we send a very well-deserved congratulations! to our dear friend, Rebecca!

  7. DonaldThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 12:01pm PDT

    Congratulations! Could I get one of your buttons, Thanks!

  8. MeganThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 2:02pm PDT


  9. AnneThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 3:10pm PDT

    I found your blog just before the Olympics and have relied on it ever since. Congratulations!

  10. DorcasThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 6:35pm PDT

    I love your blog. congrats!

    …can I have a button?!

  11. fotoeinsThursday, September 23rd, 2010 — 7:03pm PDT

    Congratulations, RB! I didn’t know about the “Vancouver Is Awesome” blog, which I’ll be checking out too.

  12. Philip T.Friday, September 24th, 2010 — 1:42am PDT

    A well deserved title! It was not surprising to see your blog at the top of that list. Congratulations!

  13. Margaret McCormackFriday, September 24th, 2010 — 3:06pm PDT

    Congratulations Rebecca and John!

  14. TylerFriday, September 24th, 2010 — 8:46pm PDT

    How did things that are technically not in Vancouver, win a Best of Vancouver? (ie Tigh Na Mara, Kingfisher and Wickinnish)

    Not saying they are bad choices, just curious how a Best of Vancouver includes things not on the mainland, or is a wee bit outside of the 604 😉

  15. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittMonday, September 27th, 2010 — 12:54pm PDT

    @Tyler I think they include the getaway destinations since those are things Vancouverites enjoy and can do (and vote on).

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