- 2016 AVESTA Awards
- 2017 Valley's Best
- 2016 Business Awards
- 2016 Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award
2016 AVESTA Awards
Individual Recognition Award
Sponsored by the Town of Windsor
In recongition of an individual who has supported a major sport of community event(s) in the Annapolis Valley. Awarded to:Shannon Read
Sport Legacy Award
Sponsored by the Municipality of the County of Kings
In recongition of an annual sporting event providing log lasting benefits to a community in the Annapolis Valley. Awarded to: Birthplace of Hockey Tournament
Event Legacy Award
Sponsored by the Town of Wolfville
In recongition of an annual festival or event providing long lasting benefits to a community in the Annapolis Valley. Awarded to: Heart of the Valley Festival
Sponsored by the Town of Kentville
In recongition of a venue of facility that supports major sport of community events in the Annapolis Valley. Awarded to: Acadia Athletics Complex
Event of the Year
Sponsored by the Town of Berwick
In recongition of an organization or committee that hosts a non-annual event in a given year in a community in the Annapolis Valley. Awarded to: Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships Hosted by the Digby and Area Commission.
Special Recognition Award
Sponsored by the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce
This award is presented to those who make a special contribution beyond our exisiting award categories. Awarded to: Mike Trinacty.
2017 Valley's Best
And the award for Best Fitness Club/Spa goes to…… Kettlebell Krushers Fitness!
“It is really hard to express how exciting it was for Shawn & myself to win this award We are a small fitness business in Middleton that so many people still haven't heard of yet. We have only been in our own location for 2 years, but a lot of people don't know that we having been training people in communities across the Annapolis Valley for almost 8 years! Holding weekly classes from Hantsport to Middleton. We hope that this award gives us increased exposure for growing our Middleton location even further!
We may have Kettlebell in our name, but we are so much more! We teach TACFIT, Clubbell and our own UNLIMITED MOVEMENT classes. In addition, are teach programs to prepare people to compete in obstacle races such as Mud Hero. We have poured our hearts and soul (and money) into this business, growing it very slowly. This has always been our second job, we both have full-time careers on top of this business.
We do private training, go into schools, community events, and train other trainers. We work with towns and are a part of some of their recreation programs and pride ourselves on bringing the Valley quality programming never seen before in the area! Our small classes are highly coached, and emphasize proper movement patterns, mobility, and increased strength.
We train with some of the very best in the world to bring that knowledge back to Kettlebell Krushers Fitness. Currently, there are only 5 TACFIT instructors in Canada, with me being the only female. All our programs are co-ed and suitable for all fitness levels. We pride ourselves on an inclusive, welcoming space where everyone is working toward the common goal of increased health and fitness.”
Alison Ross, Kettlebell Krushers Fitness, Middleton
And the award for Best Art/Custom Design goes to…… Carved In Stone Tattoo!
And the award for Best Automotive/Car Dealer goes to…… Greenwood Auto Sales!
And the award for Best Real Estate Company goes to…… Remax Advantage- Donna Conrad!
And the award for Best Pub/Bar/Lounge goes to…… Oaken Barrel Pub!
“For the oaken barrel, this is a milestone achievement. Winning this award is our dreams come to reality. As a brand new business just celebrating our 1 year anniversary, this shows our community support, the dedication of our staff, and means the world of a difference to receive this kind of recognition.
The Oaken Barrel Pub is founded on a local platform, from the dining experience to the weekly events. We set out to create a relaxing environment by focusing on East Coast hospitality that Nova Scotians are known for. This is a place to meet new people, gather as a community, facilitate events, and enjoy delicious local food or beverages with friends and family.”
Jennifer Delorey, Oaken Barrel Pub, Greenwood
And the award for Best Tourism Experience goes to…… Barrelling Tide Distillery!
And the award for Best Hotel/Motel/B&B goes to…… The Slumber Inn!
And the award for Best Cothing Store goes to…… The Swimwear Hut!
And the award for Best Farm Market goes to…… Dempsey Corner Orchard!
And the award for Best Coffee Shop goes to…… Green Elephant Cafe!
And the award for Best Tech/Computer Services to…… Datawave Computer and CATV Ltd!
And the award for Best Winery goes to…… Beavercreek Winery!
And the award for Best Financial/Insurance goes to…… Angela's Accounting Service!
And the award for Best Hardware Store goes to…… Berwick Home Hardware Building Centre!
And the award for Best Gift/Jewerly/Speciality Shop goes to…… Hello Handmade!
“Winning Valley’s Best Gift Shop is such a huge honor as both the shop owner and a member of the Berwick community. Hello Handmade has been a long awaited dream of mine. I always love highlighting local entrepreneurs and keeping funds in our own economy as much as possible. That is why on the shelves of the shop, you will only find handcrafted items made with love by our very talented local artisans!”
Angie Dorey, Hello Handmade, Berwick
And the award for Best Media goes to…… K-Rock!
And the award for Best Farm/Agriculture Business goes to…… Willowbank U-Pick Farm!
And the award for Best Garden Centre goes to…… Neily's Greenhouse and Gardens!
And the award for Best Restaurant goes to…… Kellocks Licensed Eatery-Restaurant!
And the award for Best Hair Salon/Barber goes to…… Hairiatge House!
And the award for Personal/Health Care/Pharmacy goes to…… Shoppers Drug Mart - Greenwood!
And the award for Best Contractor/Construction/Reno/Repair goes to…… Bentley Built Homes!
And the award for Best Nonproft Organization goes to…… Open Arms!
And the award for Best Craft Brewery goes to…… Bad Apple Brewhouse!
And the award for Best convenience Store goes to…… Cambridge Convenience!
2016 Business Awards
to the WINNERS of the 2016 Business Awards!
Outstanding New Business of the Year - Annapolis Cider Company
Outstanding Micro Business of the Year - Inquisitive Toy Company
Outstanding Small Business of the Year - Tibbett's Electrical
Outstanding Large Business of the Year - Eden Valley Poultry
Outstanding Innovator Business of the Year - Maritime Chicks Limited
Outstanding Exporter Business of the Year - Hutchinson's Maple Products Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Doug Macdonald
2016 Agriculture Innovation Accelerator Award
CONGRATULATIONS to TAPROOT FIBER LAB for being the 2014 winner! With the help of our generous sponsors, they were awarded over $32,000 in cash and in-kind donations which will help them continue to further progress turning flax into linen.