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The Winnipeg Community Choice Awards want your picks for 2017

It's back!

After thousands of 2016 nominations and even more votes for your Winnipeg favourites, the Winnipeg Community Choice Awards are ready to roll for 2017.

Everyone has that favourite go-to place, whether it's a hairstylist where the conversation is great, an auto repair shop that gives you the straight goods and exceptional service or a simple, cozy place to grab a great coffee.

Once again, we're asking you to share those places with others! After all, they deserve some recognition.

“We created the Community Choice program to allow Winnipeggers to speak to each other and find hidden gems. We weren’t sure what to expect last year, but the response was incredible and I can’t wait for this year’s results," said Steve Shrout, VP of Sales for Metro English Canada.

You can participate through our very own Metro Winnipeg Community Choice Awards online portal. It allows you to tell us about amazing Winnipeg businesses and then let the community vote them to the top. There's nothing better than word of mouth to help give a boost to some of your favourite Winnipeg businesses.

The Metro Community Choice Awards covered 92 categories in 2016, with more than 4,700 nominated businesses, so readers will not only see Winnipeg companies in the spotlight, but great recommendations are at their fingertips if they're looking for something in particular to suit their needs. Last year, more than 11,900 votes were cast!

Metro will bring you the results of our reader-driven awards in special editions scheduled for later in 2017.

Have your say! Between Feb. 21 and April 25, nominate a Winnipeg business you think deserves the limelight and then vote on the nominations at Final winners will be announced Aug. 29.

We asked some Winnipegers to name their favourite places to go:


 Linda Okoli.

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Linda Okoli.

Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub

“That’s from Garbonzo’s. I really like the five cheese and tomato.”

- Linda Okoli


Nhu Quyng Restaurant

Mark Major.

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Mark Major.

“It’s a Vietnamese restaurant. It’s delicious food and very reasonably priced.”

- Mark Major


The Pint

Cody Rex.

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Cody Rex.

“The Pint is just very equalizing. Almost anyone can go there. You can go in rags, you can go dressed in a suit.”

- Cody Rex


Ten Spa

Kimberly Redcliffe.

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Kimberly Redcliffe.

“They have their own product line. It’s pretty lavish there. You can spend the whole day there. They have these daybeds. You can go to sleep. It was quite the experience.”

-Kimberly Redcliffe

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