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First Calgary Financial presents the winners of the 6th Annual Be Local Awards

Unveiling your 2018 Be Local Award champions

From September 17-October 28, Calgarians voted for their favourite Be Local Award-nominated REAP businesses on our website.

In combination with those votes, this year’s Be Local Awards went to six local businesses that are going above and beyond through six separate leadership awards that recognize a holistic approach to energy conservation, strengthening the local economy through triple bottom line business models, fighting poverty, B Corp certification, communications strategies, and inclusive workplaces. Our partner organizations - Bullfrog Power, Thrive, Vibrant Communities Calgary, BDC, GOOD Company Graphic Design, and Universal Access with Prospect Human Services respectively - determined these winners based on their selection criteria:

A tremendous thank-you to our presenting sponsor, First Calgary Financial, for their continuous support of REAP’s Be Local Awards for six years running.

We’d also like to thank all of our leadership award partners and Ingrid Kue Photography.

And thank you for voting! Your support for local business is making our city a more vibrant place.


  1. Tell us what you liked best about this year’s Be Local Awards and/or if you have suggestions for how we can improve the program. Send an email to
  2. Shop local this holiday season to keep our communities strong and vibrant. Consult our directory for inspiration!