2023 Ottawa Awards packed with WC talent

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – The 2023 Faces Magazine Ottawa Awards are being chosen as we type and as usual, the many West Carleton businesses and professionals made the nominee list.

Despite never, not even once, making the list of nominees, West Carleton Online has been covering the Ottawa Awards, presented by Mattamy Homes, since 2020.

The Ottawa Awards features more than 300 categories and is billed as the largest public voted awards event in Ottawa. Last year five West Carleton businesses won awards.

Faces Magazine bills it as the National Capital’s annual celebration of excellence.

“Celebrating the people, places and businesses that make our city world-class,” Faces Magazine released in a statement.

This year, the awards show is returning to an in-person event with Faces Magazine hosting an awards gala at The Shaw Centre on Feb. 18.

Last week, Faces Magazine released the nominees for the 2023 Ottawa Awards and many West Carleton businesses, people and places made the cut once again.

“It is truly amazing to see so many (West Carleton) businesses and individuals nominated this year for the Faces Magazine Awards,” the Village of Carp Business Improvement Area released in a statement last week (Jan. 17).

“We’ve been nominated for two Ottawa Awards; Ottawa’s Summer Attraction Of The Year and Ottawa’s Best Patio in our first year of business,” The Point released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 23). “Please vote and vote often.  Thank you so much for all of your support.”
West Carleton nominated businesses, people and places
  • Bakery – Carp Bakery
  • Coffee Shop – Alice’s Cafe
  • Ice Cream – Carp Custom Creamery
  • Local Brewery – Ridge Rock Brewing Co
  • Winery – KIN Vinyards
  • Patio – Cheshire Cat, The Point Dining Lounge (Bikini Beach Bar)
  • Pub – Cheshire Cat
  • Summer Attraction of the Year: The Point Dining Lounge (Bikini Beach Bar)
  • Locally Inspired Menu – Cheshire Cat
  • Farmers Market – Carp Famers Market
  • Garden Centre – Carp Garden Centre
  • Theatre – Rural Root Theatre
  • Nail Salon – Vannes
  • Gift Store – The Hive
  • Best Caesar (Drink) – Ridge Rock Brewing Co
  • Wedding Venue – Aquatopia
  • Museum – Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
  • Tourist Attraction – Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
  • Powersports – Pride Marine Group
  • Corporate Retreat and Team Building – Carp Ridge Ecowellness
  • Refrigeration And Air Systems Company – Shouldice Mechanical
  • Commercial Hvac Company – Shouldice Mechanical
  • Kitchens – Laurysen Kitchen
  • Cabinets – Laurysen Kitchen
  • Bath Company – Laurysen Kitchen
  • Landscaping – Exact Landscapes
  • Consulting Firm – Clariti Group (Carp resident)
  • Family / General Practicioner – Dr. Katie Dorland (Carp resident)
  • Municipal Politician – Eli-El Chantiry
  • Municipal Politician – Clarke Kelly
  • Comedian – Rachelle Ellie (Carp resident)
  • Electrician – Jake Sinclair (Carp resident, Owner Ku Power Group)
  • HVAC Technician – Mireille St. Denis (Shouldice Mechanical)
  • Counsellor – Christine Harrison (Carp resident)
  • Athlete of the Year – Mason Mctavish (former Carp resident)
  • Car Detailing – Auto Trendz (Owner lives in Carp)
  • Physiotherapy Clinic – Pure Movement Physiotherapy & Aquatic Rehab (Owner lives in Woodlawn)
  • Home Builder – Boemac (Dunrobin)
  • Construction Company – Boemac (Dunrobin)
  • General Contractor – Boemac (Dunrobin)
  • Pool Maintenance – Impressions Group (North Kanata)
  • Specialty Technical School – Logiscool – (Owner lives in Carp)
  • Pizza – Happy Times (Constance Bay)
  • Pad Thai – Happy Times (Constance Bay)
  • Distillery – Dubrobin Distillery
  • Pharmacy – Constance Bay Pharmacy
  • Windows and Door Company – Deka Home Building Woodlawn
  • Gift Store – Heart and Soul Cafe and Gift Shop (Dubrobin)

If you know of any others that should be added, please comment below.

Voting is now open, and you can vote every day until Feb. 15.

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