The Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Best of the City survey is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and no matter how much we hype up the occasion, it’s our readers – and voters – who will ultimately make Best of the City the best it can be.
For anyone who might not be familiar with Best of the City, it’s our ambitious annual project to try to find out the best of Nanaimo in an ever-growing range of categories. We want to know everything from the Best Place to Get a Nanaimo Bar to the Best Pest Control Service.
This year, as always, we’ve added a few more categories to hopefully motivate a few more voters. Some of the new categories are Best Clothing Store for Inclusive Sizing, Best Mortgage Broker and Best Home Renovation Company. It’s a long list, and while readers are encouraged to vote in every single category, it’s perfectly OK to vote in just a few.
Once the votes are in, we tally them up, seek out a selection of winners in order to tell more of the stories behind the first-place votes, and then package it all together into publication that we hope will be interesting, informative and eye-catching for advertisers, residents and visitors to our fair city.
We’re doing quite well this year in terms of votes cast. But we want more, because a greater number of votes will present a better-informed list of winners and runners-up.
Please vote in our Best of the City survey. Visit www.nanaimobulletin.com/contests by end of day Aug. 2. Everyone who votes has a chance at our random draw prize, a $250 gas card courtesy Mid Island Co-op.
We’re looking forward to seeing how the votes add up in Best of the City this year, but we already know this much: in Nanaimo, there’s a lot worth voting for.