2019 Salt Spring Chamber Salty Awards Winners

Salt Spring community members gathered last night at the Harbour House hotel to celebrate business and community award nominees and award winners. The awards and dinner were organized by the Salt Spring Chamber board and staff members to celebrate the best parts of our Salt Spring community and the entrepreneurial spirit of the island. Twenty-nine awards were given out across two business and community award categories.

Thank you for voting the Salt Spring Exchange your favourite Local Media Choice again this year. We're grateful for all our supporters and advertisers who help make the service of the Exchange possible. We'd like to thank all the other local media organizations on the island, The Gulf Islands Driftwood, The Fish Bowl and the Islands Marketplace who all work tirelessly to help share the news and events of our very special island community. We all benefit from their work engaging people on and off island in stories about our island.

Our Local Media Choice award this year is dedicated to Alicia Herbert from Island Savings Credit Union for her early support and suggestions helping to connect community members who helped the Exchange become the service it is today. Event photos courtesy of local photographer Billie Woods.

Business Awards Winner Sponsor
Top Young Entrepreneur Under 40 Billie Woods Windsor Plywood
Top Entrepreneur Over 40 Anna & Jason Watkins David Nickoli
Top Customer Service Windsor Plywood Harold Harkema Repairs
Top Health and Wellness Provider Lady Minto Hospital Hemp House Hair Salon
Your Choice Restaurant/Food Truck Pacos Tacos Blue Cat Cottage
Best Menu Item Buzzy's  - The Hungry Jew Windsor Plywood
Greatest Trades Person Graham Outerbridge Windsor Plywood
Top Green Business Earth Candy Farm Salt Spring Exchange
Top Professional Service Island Savings HollisWealth
Top Local or Visitor Experience Salt Spring Island Cheese Salt Spring Inn
Your Stylist, Barber or Spa Service Alaysha Hunsberger Thrifty Foods
Top Geek or IT Person Colton Prevost Mouat's Trading Company
Favourite Place to Buy Local Country Grocer Westland Insurance
Top Tuesday/Saturday Market Vendor Duck Creek Farm Wilco Construction Ltd.
Local Media Choice Salt Spring Exchange Chambers Group Insurance Plan
Favourite Farm/Agricultural Business Bon Acres Farm PCS Pest Control Services
Favourite Non-Profit Lady Minto Auxiliary Thrift Shop Country Grocer
Top Retail Business Country Grocer Island Savings
Greatest New Business (under 3 years) Buzzy's Luncheonette MLA Adam Olsen
Greatest Business Overall Country Grocer Island Savings
Community Awards Winner Sponsor
Server Extraordinaire Jaime Ferguson Salt Spring Coffee
Funniest Person on Salt Spring John Bateman Steffich Fine Art
Salt Spring’s “Font of All Knowledge” Dr. Malcolm Bond Li Read at Sea to Sky Properties
Person “Who Goes the Extra Mile” Bryan Dubien Moby's Pub
Where to Spend your Last $10 Barb's Bakery & Bistro Martin Ogilvie Property Maintenance
Top First Responder Chantelle Pohl TJ Beans
Your Volunteer of Choice Janine Fernandes-Hayden Country Grocer
Top Live Show or Band The Buck Dodgers String Band Salt Spring Island Chamber
Favourite Salt Spring Writer John Bateman Country Grocer


Salt Spring Exchange Salty Awards for 'Local Media Choice' 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Photo taken on a rock, on the Rock)

November 15, 2019 7:49 AM

Community Comments

  • Avatar pmcfarlane says:

    Good grief ...!