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Dawson Creek Community Awards: your 2022 Business of the Year nominees

Winners announced Dec. 6
City of Dawson Creek.

Now is the time to vote for some business!

The DC Community Awards began in 2016  and are awarded at the end of every year based on nominations and criteria that were approved by Council. This year’s group of business of the year nominees are;

The Travel Agent Next Door (Dawn Johnston) - The Travel Agent Next Door provides great service, is very friendly and has a very fast response time.  They are always available; 7 days a week if you have questions or are having problems with your trip, they are available.  They have a great Facebook Page and are very knowledgeable about travel.  Their prices are amazing, making it affordable to travel.

True North Fitness is an exemplary part of our Community. This business excels at customer service, the staff are all local citizens, many of them young,and go out of their way to be helpful, courteous, and polite. The equipment in this facility is regularly updated ensuring members are provided with every means to maintain their fitness level and improve their health. This business supports local charitable efforts and goes out of their way to help their customers.  This business is truly deserving of the recognition.

Tim Hortons helped the community during the pandemic, and most importantly helped all the employees not to lose their job during this tough times. They maintained and kept the store open even if there's only few customers. Tim Hortons is always giving back to the community, giving as much as they can just to help out everyone during this moment.

 did a fantastic job of cleaning carpets for me. He provided excellent service and worked so hard. I was amazed at how good the old carpet looked when he was done! He was so pleasant to deal with. I really appreciated his efforts.
We need more business minded people like him.

Total Care First Aid (Al Nelson) at Total Care First Aid has always been aware of importance to give back to community.  Total Care First Aid has always been involved with community hampers at Christmas and help with Salvation Army. Al has an honest interest to help where and when he can. He has also provided safety and security for grad nights. Safety and security mean a lot to his business. If you were to call on Total Care First Aid, they would be there for you. Total Care First Aid is a super business proud to have good clean and well stocked units for any emergencies.

This year's Citizen of the Year Award goes to Dr Magda Du Plessis, while Rosalynne Mullin has been named Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr Du Plessis has been working very hard behind the scenes to keep our medical community stable. After the departure of half our doctors, she was instrumental in recruiting the group of new doctors to our community. Not only does she run her own clinic, she also initiated the new maternity care clinic -Chickadee- that is being used as the new proposed model of care for prenatal delivery service in BC. Furthermore, she stepped into the role of Medical Director to serve the needs of the South Peace.

Rosalynne Mullin has created a business that benefits many children and families of Dawson Creek. She started out when her children were small by ordering a few pieces of gymnastics equipment. She has now created a space that offers gymnastics, ninja academy, childcare, preschool, and transportation for children to travel from school to the centre. With the growth of the services she offers, she bought a building big enough to host all of the above, which was formerly a church. It's a beautiful space for children to learn and grow.

Winners of this year's Community Awards will be announced at the December 6, 2022 Regular Meeting of Council.

Vote here for business of the year, and learn more about the awards.