Best of Surrey: Surrey Leader Readers’ Choice Awards

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our local weekly papers have some excellent readers’ choice awards which can be referenced throughout the year if you’re looking for the Best Spa, Best Car Dealership, Best Brunch, or Best Take-Out. There’s the Straight’s Best of Vancouver, Westender’s Best of the City, the dining issues of each, and also the Surrey Leader Readers’ Choice Awards, the results of which were published in November.

The international award-winning Fusion Festival

This is the 5th annual Surrey Leader Readers’ Choice Awards and it’s a great reference for where to go, what to see, where to eat, and to get to know the people who make the city great. Some of the results this year are:

Most wonderful Surreyite

  1. Mitra Castano (Owner/Operator of Triunity Martial Arts Studios National Director @ Jeunesse Global)
  2. Kabir Bath (Head coach and owner of Kaboom Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts)
  3. Dianne Watts (Conservative Member of Parliament for South Surrey – White Rock, and former Mayor of Surrey)
Most wonderful North Deltan

  1. Nicole Dhaliwal
  2. Carson Jones
  3. Eliza Olsen

Best business person

  1. Mitra Castano
  2. Sukhi Bath
  3. Dr. Mahsa Soraya

Most seen around town

  1. Jinny Sims
  2. Dianne Watts
  3. Bruce Hayne

Most trustworthy politician

  1. Dianne Watts
  2. Jinny Sims
  3. Lois Jackson

Best use of taxpayers’ money

  1. Road construction
  2. Surrey Public Libraries
  3. Recreational facilities

Outdoor activity in good weather

  1. Going to Crescent Beach
  2. Walking in Burns Bog
  3. Movies Under the Stars

Outdoor activity in bad weather

  1. Shopping at Guildford Town Centre
  2. Walking in Burns Bog
  3. Funtopia

Place to take a tourist

  1. White Rock
  2. Crescent Beach
  3. Guildford Town Centre

Place to take your kids

  1. Crescent Beach
  2. Surrey Public Libraries
  3. Bear Creek Park

Place to take your parents

  1. Bear Creek Park
  2. Farmers’ markets
  3. Crescent Beach

  1. Kennedy Heights
  2. Morgan Crossing
  3. Panorama/Sullivan


  1. Bear Creek
  2. Unwin
  3. Watershed


  1. Fusion Festival
  2. Vasaikhi Parade
  3. City of Surrey Tree Lighting

Education facility

  1. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  2. Simon Fraser University

Book store

  1. Chapters
  2. Talize
  3. Black Bond Books


  1. Donegal’s Irish House
  2. Vera’s Burger Shack
  3. A&W

Coffee Shop

  1. Cuatro Coffee
  2. Starbucks
  3. Tim Hortons

Fine Dining

  1. Old Surrey Restaurant
  2. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
  3. Elizabeth’s Chalet

Fish ’n chips

  1. Salty’s Fish and Chips
  2. Donegal’s Irish House
  3. White spot

Place to meet new people

  1. YMCA
  2. Cactus Club
  3. Sundowner

I was very excited to see that three events that Miss604 sponsors are favourites in the city: Fusion Festival, Movies Under the Stars, and Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. View the full results online and follow the Surrey/North Delta Leader on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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  1. Sunshine Children’s CentreTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:06pm PST

    Great place to raise children.

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