Brenda Hetman-Craig, of 40 Knots, collects her prize for Best Local Winery.

PHOTO GALLERY: Readers’ Choice Gala

Winners and finalists gather at Crown Isle

The Comox Valley Record’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Gala took place Tuesday evening at Crown Isle Resort. Winners and finalists were invited to the event to “walk the red carpet” and pick up their plaques. Record reporter Scott Stanfield was there with his camera. Here are a few of his favourite photos.

 

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce was voted Best Networking Organization. Mary Shambrook accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Roots The Salon was voted Best Hair Salon. Photo by Scott Stanfield.

Darryl Robbins was voted Best Chartered Professional Accountant. Photo by Scott Stanfield

The Atlas Café was the big winner this year, picking up five Readers’ Choice plaques. The popular downtown Courtenay restaurant won Best Vegan Fare, and Best Place for Lunch During Work, and was also a finalist for Best Breakfast/Brunch; Best Fine Dining, and Best Martini. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Edd and Lisa Moyes had multiple reasons to smile. The owners of the Blackfin Pub picked up three awards: Best Pub, Best restaurant With a View, and Best Patio. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Grant Powers (right), of BMO, and friends, celebrate his Readers’ Choice award as Best Investment Advisor. Photo by Scott Stanfield.

Carolyn and Steve Touhey, of Two Eagles Lodge, won Best B&B. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Say cheese! Rob Bowker (right) and Mack Lyle of Comox Valley Nissan look picture perfect as they accept their award for Auto Dealer, New. Photo by Scott Stanfield.

‘Super’ Sue Finneron of Finneron Hyundai poses with Black Press Director of Product Development, Chrissie Bowker. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Croonen Construction was voted Best Contractors in the Comox Valley.

Jenny Deters chats with Carolyn and Steve Touhey at the Readers’ Choice Gala at Crown Isle Resort, Tuesday, Oct. 10. Photo by Scott Stanfield.

KellyCo Painting was named best painter in the Comox Valley. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Tigger Too Playschool was voted Best Daycare/Preschool Photo by Scott Stanfield.

Record ad rep Tracey Lawrence gets into the spirit of the event. Photo by Scott Stanfield

Van Isle Vet Hospital won Best Veterinarian Clinic and Best Veterinarian.

Representatives from Square 1 Travel show off their plaque.