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October 21, 2016
It’s always an honour to work with the amazing people behind the businesses in our network and to share their stories with our readers. Each year we are reminded that local businesses are an important part of creating the world that we all want to live in and that, as citizens and purchasers, we have immense power to choose who we support and thus contribute to a new economy.
This year’s Be Local Awards would not have been possible without the writing talents of Centaine Tyler, Jacqueline Louie, and Jean Roe, or the patience and keen eye of our amazing editor Trevor McConnell. For their tireless efforts, REAP is forever grateful.
This year we invited Calgary leaders in sport, media, the arts, food and fashion to pick their favourite stories for the week, which were highlighted in our e-newsletter. Our heartfelt thanks go to these judges for their time and contribution: Dave Kelly, Dean Stanton, Julie Van Rosendaal, Kate Hutchinson, Mark Tewksbury, Katrina Olson-Mottahed, Jeremy Klaszus, Tony Tighe, Tom Babin, Kenna Burima, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and Angel Guerra.
As REAP continues to grow and we have more inspiration to share, we look forward to bringing you more connection, more meaning, and more opportunity to participate in what makes our place great.
There’s still time to vote in the 2016 Be Local Awards! Visit our directory and vote for your favourite businesses until October 31.
We’ve been entering voters that tag @reapcalgary on social media and use the hashtag #BeLocal after they vote into a weekly draw for local prizes. Tag us before October 31 (when voting closes) for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the members-only awards gala on November 16 at River Café.
Be sure to follow @reapcalgary on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more great content throughout the year.
Click here to read all about our community of socially and environmentally responsible businesses. There may be some great posts that you missed!
Stay tuned for the official unveiling of this year’s Be Local Award winners – four public favourites and four leaders of progressive business practices - on November 16!
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