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Finalists unveiled for Best of Colchester contest

TRURO - After counting and re-counting more than 15,000 votes this week, the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce has released the names of more than 30 local businesses, non-profits and community leaders who are up for awards at this year's Best of Colchester gala.

Local radio hosts Mitch Johnson and Rod Deviller will host the awards event at the Glengarry Best Western next Thursday at 6 p.m. Live music will be provided from the Truro Jazz Combo. Several large shopping spree prizes are also up for grabs.

Tickets are still available at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Marigold Centre using

Following is a list of award finalists:

1. Best Retail Location to Spend $500

Elegant Steps

Enchanted Forest

2. Best Place to Get Your Sweat On

Breathing Space Yoga/MacKinnon Fitness

Zumba & Boot Camp

3. Colchester's Best Watering Hole

Nook and Cranny

The Engine Room

4. Colchester's Best Buns

Fraser's Bakery

Jimolly's Café

5. Colchester's Best Donair

Revana Pizza

Sam's Pizza

6. Best Reason to Visit West Colchester

Masstown Market

Five Islands Park

7. Best Reason to Visit South Colchester

Brookfield Bakery

Irwin Lake Chalets

8. Best Reason to Visit North Colchester

Train Station Inn

Sugar Moon Farm

9. Colchester's Best Dressed

Colchester RCMP

Truro Police

10. Friendliest Place to Visit

Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company

Enchanted Forest

11. Colchester's Best Home-Based Business

Leggo of My Leggings

Belgravia Bed & Breakfast

12. Colchester's Best Family Outing

Victoria Park

Masstown Market

13. Colchester's Best Burger

Bistro on Prince


14. Colchester's Best Drive-Thru

McDonald's On Robie

A & W on Robie

15. Colchester's Best at Turning You from a Beast to Beauty

Head Experts

Wink Day Spa

16. Colchester's Best Business Innovator

Beck & Boosh

Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company

17. Colchester's Best Community Leader

Paul Clark and Greg Johnston of Inglis Jewellers

MLA Lenore Zann

18. Colchester's Best Not for Profit Organization

Colchester SPCA

Maggie's Place

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