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2023 Ottawa Awards

And the winners are...


Ottawa’s Business Owner of the Year

Shawn Geary



Ottawa’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Alan Wehbe



Ottawa’s CEO of the Year

Moe Awija



Ottawa’s Manager of the Year

Tricia Albert



Ottawa’s Best Executive Assistant

Jennifer Campbell



Ottawa’s Best Receptionist

Lisa Courville



Ottawa’s Best Administrator

Sabrina Lacasse




Ottawa’s Best Marketing Manager

Morgan McKeen




Ottawa’s Best Social Media Manager

Shraddha Wakchaure




Ottawa’s Best Advertising Specialist

Shraddha Wakchaure




Ottawa’s Best Marketing Professional

Monica Boudreau




Ottawa’s Best HR Professional

Vanessa Greco




Ottawa’s Best Professional Recruiter

Bachir Yassine




Ottawa’s Best Sales Manager

Nesrin Darrat




Ottawa’s Best Salesperson

Mitch Philip




Ottawa’s Best Account Executive

Tom Lynch




Ottawa’s Best Project Manager

Cassandra Oakley




Ottawa’s Best Bookkeeper

Ashley Rovito



Ottawa’s Best Business Development Coach

Jennie West-Correia




Ottawa’s Best Fundraising/ Philanthropic Professional

Sam Laprade




Ottawa’s Best Consultant

Kindha Gorman




Ottawa’s Best Public Relations Professional

Andrea MacLean



Ottawa’s Best Communications Specialist

Amy McMahon


Ottawa’s Best Engineer

Obinna Eze


Ottawa’s Best Mortgage Broker

Katya Ells


Ottawa’s Best Client Services Specialist

Gayle Goveas


Ottawa’s Best Career Coach

Yvonne-Robinson Jackson


Ottawa’s Best Sales Coach

Amy McMahon


Ottawa’s Best Security Guard

Jake McRae


Ottawa’s Best Data Analyst

Rosa Ramos


Ottawa’s Best Insurance Broker

Millie McNamara



IT Leader of the year

Daniel Valois



Best Program Manager

Tricia Albert



Enna Braun



Best Software Engineer

Cameron Slupeiks



Best Compliance Company



Best Consulting Firm

QuakeLab Incorporated



Best Customer Service Company

HomeFluent Realty 



Best Home Insurance Brokerage

Oegema, Nicholson & Associates


Green Initiative of the Year

Platform Technology Inc.


Best IT Company

The Trailing Edge

Best Insurance Brokerage

BIG Westboro

Best Marketing Agency

Posh Media


Best Printing Company

Broken Keys Publishing & Press


Best Recruiting Agency

Axe Staffing & Recruiting


Best Mortgage Brokerage

Chris Allard Mortgage Team



Small Business of the Year

Edge Miniatures



Best Security Company

Sword Security



Best Commercial Cleaning Sevice

Added Touch Cleaning Solutions



Best Advertising Agency

Posh Media



Best Executive Office/ Coworking

Innovative Professional Offices



Local Business of the Year

Robertson Rent-All



Start Up of the Year

Simply Elegant Events Ottawa



Best Professional Writing Service

DocDoctor Inc.



Best Engineering Firm

Ostan Engineering Inc.



Best Office Moving Company

Ottawa Moving Logistics



Best Place To Work Under 25

Ottawa Physical Rehab Clinic



Best Place To Work Over 25

LRO Staffing


Shouldice Mechanical



Jonathan Pitre Award

Laura Dill



Max Keeping Award

Ziggy Haile



Volunteer of the Year

Sarah Felice



Volunteer Organization of the Year

Freedom Dog Rescue



Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year

Furry Tales Cat Rescue



Animal Care Volunteer of the Year

Donna Macrae



New Humanitarian Initiative of the Year

Food Sharing Ottawa



Community Project of the Year

Furry Tales Rescue Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic


Best Government Relations Specialist

Martin Krumins



Best Policy Analyst

James Campbell



Municipal Politician of the Year

Catherine McKenney


Law Firm of the Year

David | Sauve



Lawyer of the Year

Laura Isaac



Legal Assistant

Saylor Frost



Best Paralegal

Madeline Walker-Byron



Best Litigator

Marc Sauve


Best Property Management Company

Diplomat Property Management

Best Deck & Fence Company

DesRochers Inc.

Best Flooring Company

613 Carpentry & Contracting

Best Flooring Company

LD Shoppe

Best Homebuilder

Terzetto Homes

Best HVAC Company

Rick Menard Heating & Cooling

Best Interior Design Company

Sonya Kincaid Design

Best Kitchen Company

Laurysen Kitchens

Best Moving Company

2 Pro Movers

Best Residential Cleaning Service

Top 2 Bottom Cleaning Services

Best Roofing Company

SML Construction

Best Tile & Stone Company


Best Windows/Doors Company


Best Landscaper

TerraCare Lawn Management

Best Property Manager

Melanie Platt

Best Tree Removal Service

Trillium Tree Experts

Best Interior Designer

Shannon Smithers

Best Bath Company

BWC Contracting

Best Driveway/Concrete Sealing

Capital Asphalt

Best Hot Tub Sales & Service

Club Piscine

Best Cabinets


Best Lighting

Multi Luminaire

Best Eavestroughing

Maize Siding & Eavestroughing

Best Painting Company


Best Window Cleaning

Diamond Windows

Best Pest Control

Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Control Inc.

Best Basements

Terzetto Homes

Best Pool Maintenance

GBI Pool Services

Best Home Inspector

Christopher Hadden


Best Real Estate Agency

TrinityStone Realty




Real Estate Agent of the Year

Colleen Lyle





Commercial Real Estate Agent of the Year

Justin Salazar





Best Luxury Real Estate Agent

Julien Leclair-Dionne





New Real Estate Agent of the Year

Niya Voycheva





Best Real Estate Photography

London House Photo




Accountant of the Year

Marco Ranieri



Accounting Firm of the Year

TAAG Accounting & Family Office



Financial Advisor of the Year

Emily Farrell



Financial Analyst of the Year

Scott Stonham



Wealth Management Firm of the Year

Capital Wealth Partners | Mandeville Private Client Inc.


Best Angler

Jamie Pistilli



Athlete of the Year

Brooke Henderson



Best Driving Range

Kevin Haime



Best Equestrian Stable

JM Equestrian



Best Golf Pro & Instructor

Matthew Peterson

Hockey Coach

Dave Stathos

Recreation Centre

Ray Friel


Swim Instructor

Avro Gallant


Coach of the Year

Ryan Fraser



Sports Volunteer of the Year

Mark Ouellet



Gymnastics Coach

Isabelle Beland



Sports Club

Greater Ottawa Area Hockey League



Equestrian Coach

Veronica Grajewski



Youth Sports Program

Dave Stathos Goalie Performance Centre



Gymnastics Facility

Starr Gymnastics


Mental Health Worker of the Year

Jenna Caron



Public Health Worker of the Year

Rosa Alicia Ramos



Social Services Worker of the Year

Alison Telford



Support Worker of the Year

Scarlett Sanabria Ramos



Health Educator of the Year

Dr. Owen Wiseman



Counsellor of the Year

Christine Harrison



Developmental Services Worker of the Year

Kristin Tillberg



School Administrator of the Year

Kerry Clarke



Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Maurita Thok



Principal of the Year

Sr Nisrine Najjar



Early Childhood Educator of the Year

Maurita Thok



Special Education Teacher of the Year

Dominik Lavictoire



Elementary Teacher of the Year

Teresa Zappavigna



Secondary Teacher of the Year

Mireille Bechara



Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Andra Smith



College Instructor of the Year

Adam Boxall



Best Summer Camp

Luv 2 Groove



Best Speciality School




Educational Assistant of the Year

Julie Foster



Best Daycare

Academic Providence



Best Tutor

Louisa Ho




Graduate Teacher of the Year

Karen Nelson





Chiropractor of the Year

Alex Tieu



Dental Assistant of the Year

Nicole Melanson



Dental Clinic of the Year

Kent Street Dental Centre



Dental Hygienist of the Year

Emma Brooks



Dentist of the Year

Dr. Rami Yassine



Dermatologist of the Year

Dr. Chloe Ward



Family/General Practitioner of the Year

Myrlande Labbe



Best Fitness Centre 

Inner Soul Yoga & Cycle



Foot Specialist of the Year

Alliance Podiatrie



Hearing Specialist of the Year

Karine Bosse



Life Coach of the Year

Helena Mikhael



Massage Therapist of the Year

Morgan Asquini



Best MediSpa

Westend Laser Clinic



Best Natural Wellness Company

Elysian Wellness Centre



Naturopathic Doctor of the Year

Dr. Harsimranjett Singh, ND



Best Nutritionist

Sara Awija



Best Occupational Therapist

Myriam Decoeur



Best Optometrist

Saleh Yaacoub



Best Personal Trainer

Joey Berry



Pharmacy of the Year

Shoppers Merivale at Baseline



Physiotherapist of the Year

Johanne Gordon 



Physiotherapist Clinic of the Year

Elysian Wellness Centre



Nurse of the Year

Antea Corluka



Best Yoga Instructor

Kerry Kotylak



Best Yoga Studio

InnerSoul Yoga & Cycle



Orthodontist of the Year

Dr. Charles Cohen



Best Wellness Coach

Nicole Grant



Holistic Specialist of the Year

Lyn McCuaig



Best Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kerry Kotylak



Best Sports Injury Therapist

Michael McCreight



Best Spin Class

Inner Soul Yoga & Cycle



Best Dispensary

Purple Meadow



Best Pilates Instructor

Julie Anderton



Best Bootcamp

Mighty Maestro Fitness



Best Bike Store




Acupuncturist of the Year

Genevieve St-Pierre


Best Limited Mobility Trainer

Julie Pettigrew




Car Dealership of the Year

Lincoln Heights Ford 



Luxury Dealership of the Year

Myers Ottawa Cadillac



Auto Sales of the Year

Global Auto Sales Ottawa



Best Car Detailing Service

ME2U Mobile Auto Service



Best Mechanic

Steven Lacasse



Best Auto Repair / Auto Body Shop

Ottawa Easy Wheels



Best Automotive Sales Specialist

Nikky Adewunmi-Scott



Best Glass Repair Service

Nobull Garage Upholstery & Glass



Best Transportation Company

McCoy Bus Service



Best Driving School

Steer’NGo Driving School



Best Auto Service

ME2U Mobile Auto Service



Best Delivery Service

Gopher IT Deliveries



Best Driver

Anthony Scott



Best Towing Service

Mike’s Towing



Emcee of the Year

Dylan Black



Journalist of the Year

Graham Richardson



Best Podcast

Finn’s Friday Forecast



Radio Personality of the Year

Tanaeya Taylor



Radio Station of the Year

Blast The Radio



Sports Reporter of the Year

Kenny Walls 



Media Personality of the Year

Matt Skube



Best Talent Management Agency

The Meus



Best Sports Podcast

The Steve Warne Project



Best Production Manager

Katie Burns



Best Animation Studio

Jam Filled



Animator of the Year

David Gerhard



Best Multimedia Specialist

John Mielke



Pet Boarding & Sitting

Dog World Bedrock Kennels



Pet Grooming Salon

Purrdy Paws



Pet Store

Ren’s Pets



Pet Training

In-Line K9



Vet Technician

Katie Birtch




Dr. Jamie Wicks



Veterinary Hospital

Almonte Veterinary Services



Dog Walker

Your Dog’s Best Friend



Dog Daycare

Dog World Bedrock Kennels



Pet Brand

That’s So Fetch Collar Co.



Social Media Personality




Pet Groomer

Kay The Dog Whisperer



Best Florist

The Gathering Event Co.



Wedding Makeup Artist

Arianna Asaadi



 Wedding Planner

Amelia Carleton Weddings



Wedding Venue

Jabulani Vineuard & Winery



Bridal Boutique

Revelle Bridal



Wedding Caterer

Sundari’s Kitchen



Wedding Cakes

Coucou Desserts



Wedding Videographer




Wedding Photographer

Emily Crites Co.



Best Corporate Retreat

La Vida Local Food + Wine Tours



Best Golf Club

Anderson Links



Best Leisure Sales

Club Piscine



Best Marina

Riverest Marina



Best Museum

Museum of Nature



Best Spa

Simple Aura Spa



Best Tour

Jabulani Vineyard & Winery



Best Tourist Attraction

Rideau Canal Skateway



Best Winter Attraction

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm



Best Travel Agent

Louisa Giampaolo



Best Summer Attraction

Bikini Beach Bar



Best Fall Attraction

Saunders Farm



Best Spring Attraction

Jabulani Vineyard & Winery



Best Hotel

Fairmont Chateau Laurier



Best Ottawa Experience

Runaway Picnic



Best Extreme Adventure

Wilderness Tours Ottawa



Best Power Sports

Perth Powersports



Album of the Year

Evil Creek  ‘Away from the Sun’

Author of the Year

Stacey Laviolette

New Book of the Year

Ghosts & Other Chthonic Macabres

Music Group of the Year

Evil Creek

Song of the Year

River Mississippi

Best Choreographer

Ashley Gillard

Best Dance Instructor

Rachel Benvenuti

Best Dance School

Vanessa Plettell Dance

Best Dancer

Kyla Tunney

Best Acting Coach

Kristina Watt

Best Hip Hop Artist

Cody Coyote

Best Music School

Long & McQuade Lesson Centres

Best Music Store

Long & McQuade

Best Music & Drama Coach

Troy Huizinga

Best Theatre Group

The Company of Adventurers

Best Painter

Suzanne Massie Manchevsky

Best Tattoo Parlour

Sorry Mum Tattoos

Best Producer

Rob Frank

Best Studio

Gallery Sound

Film Director of the Year

Jared Galley

Artist of the Year

Danielle Allard

Best Country Artist

Arlene Quinn

Best Jazz/Blues Artist


Actor of the Year

Marianna Kokkinos

Music Video of the Year

Ten Feet Tall, Growing Fires



Shane Desrochers



Construction Company

Terzetto Homes




M2 Electric



General Contractor

BWC Contracting



HVAC Technician

Mireille St. Denis



Paving & Interlock Company

Ottawa Interlock Repair




Horizon Plumbing




Ritchie’s Welder



Drywall Finisher

Borsato Drywall




Desjardins Heating & Cooling Inc.



Restoration Specialist

Access Restoration




A Everest Locksmith


Best AV Company

Quality Entertainment



Best Black Tie Event

Snowsuit Fund Gala



Best Craft Beer Festival

Orleans Craft Beer Festival



Best DJ

Roxy Sunset



Best Event Planner

Michel Kafrouny



Event Planning Company

A Social Affair



Ottawa’s Best Food Festival

South Asian Festival



Game Night Venue

Lasermaxx Ottawa



Best Nightclub

Roxy Sunset



Best Trade Show

The Women’s Show



Best Professional Speaker

Laurie Cooper



Ottawa’s Best Event Venue

Bronson Centre Music Theatre



Best Karaoke Service

Shine Karaoke



Best Networking Event

Queers & Beers



Best Fundraising Event

The Music Friends of Ottawa performed the 50th Anniversary Concert – Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar



Digital Event Venue





Comedian of the Year

Sophie Hayes




Best Event Organizer/Promoter

Mike Budge




Best Landscape Photographer

Colin Larmour



Best Portrait Photographer

Alex Carre



Best Wildlife Photographer

Camille West Photography



Best Photography Account




Best Videographer




Best Film Editor

Ian Holmes



Best Event Photographer

Brooklyn Conroy Photography



Best Blog

Ottawa Is Not Boring




Best Graphic Designer

George Stryker



Best Visual Arts Artist




Best Graphic Design Agency

Britely Graphic Design



Best SEO Agency

Something Blue Marketing



Best Web Developer

Krystal Archibald



Ottawa-Based Influencer of the Year




Best Foodie Influencer

Tracy Lawson Braithwaite



Best Fashion Influencer

Chic Academic



Best Fitness Influencer

Joey Berry



Best E-Commerce Based Business

Ottawa Artisans



Best Youtube Channel

Sens Talk



Best Twitter Account




Best Motion Designer

Jordan Ladisa



TikTok Account of the year

Gabriel Yorke






Best Barber

Nathalie Jones

Best Barber Shop

La Chaise Barbershop

Best Clothing Brand


Best Clothing Store

BBX Collection


Best Cosmetic Clinic

Dermapure Ottawa Tosoni MD



Best Esthetician

Margaret Hazel



Best Medical Aesthetician

Taissa Sekret



Best Eyebrow Specialist

Beauty Spot By Young



Best Fashion Designer

Ranelle Larocque


Best Fashion Stylist

Alyssa Beltempo


Best Hair Extensions

Glam Fairy



Best Hair Salon

Spotlight Hair & Spa



Best Hair Stylist

Ashlee Anderson


Best Makeup Artist

Beauty by Raya


Best Colourist

Paul Haddad



Best Tailor

Nam’s Custom Designs



Best Nail Salon

Esthetics by Lucie



Best Lash Technician

Sarah Potentier



Best Wigs

Freda’s Family Hairstyling



Model of the Year

Mary Elin Moore



Best Book Store

Mill Street Books



Best Child & Baby Store

Humen Kind



Best Farmer’s Market

Metcalfe Farmer’s Market



Best Florist

Pretty Pots



Best Grocery Store

Mideast Food Centre



Best Hardware Store

Orleans Home Hardware



Best Jeweller

Tota’s Gems



Best Shopping Centre




Best Sporting Goods Store

Kunstadt Sports



Best Garden Centre

Robert Plante Greenhouses



Best Consignment Store

Como Consignment



Best Gift Store

Cheerfully Made



Best Store Manager

Dylan Tracy


Best Distillery


Best International Grocer

Duke’s Fine Foods

Best Wine Bar

ViaMarzo Kitchen & Wine

Best Restaurant View

Tavern on the Hill

Best Hotel Restaurant

The Shore Club

Best After Work Drinks

Joey Lansdowne

Best Bakery

Black Walnut

Best Breakfast & Brunch

Scotty’s Diner

Best Bubble Tea


Best Burger

Pearson Street Smashburgers

Best Business Lunch

Chances R

Best Chinese Food

Golden Palace

Best Caribbean Food

Jerk on Wheels

Best Coffee Shop

The Art of Bean

Best Date Spot

Le Poisson Bleu

Best Dessert Spot

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

Best Fine Dining


Best Gluten Free Menu

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

Best Donuts


Best Greek Food

Greek on Wheels

Best Happy Hour

Brown’s Social House

Best Ice Cream

Carp Custom Creamery

Best Japanese/Sushi


Best Late Night Food

Elgin Street Diner

Best Local Brewery

Ashton Brewing Company

Best Local Winery

Kin Vineyard

Best Patio

Cheshire Cat Pub

Best Pho

Authentic Vietnamese Pho House

Best Pizza

Pizza All’Antica

Best Pub

Cheshire Cat Pub

Best Seafood


Best Sports Bar


Best Best Cocktail

Al’s Steakhouse

Best Food Truck

Golden Fries Orleans

Best Tacos/Burritos

El Camino

Best Oyster Bar


Best Mexican Restaurant

Mexicali Rosa’s

Best Meal Prep

Meal Prep Ottawa

Best Vegan Menu

Pure Kitchen

Best Sandwich

DiRienzo Deli

Best Catering

Prestige Catering

Best Food Supplier

La Bottega Nicastro

Best Wings

Wild WingsWild Wings

Best New Restaurant

Parea Authentic Greek

Best Local Food Product

The River Bee

Best Fast Casual

Pirho Grill

Best Casual Dining

Fratelli’s Kanata

Best Lunch

Occo Kitchen

Best Dinner

Black Tartan Kitchen

Best Steakhouse

Al’s Steakhouse

Best Tea Room

The Vanitea Room

Best Shawarma

Best Pad Thai

Best Poutine

Best Pasta

Best Smoothies

Juice Dudez

Best Locally Inspired Menu

Cheshire Cat Pub

Best Thai Food


Best Best Caesar

Occo Kitchen

Best Barbecue




Best Indian Restaurant

Coconut Lagoon




Best Chef

Cameron Di Paolo

Best Server

Brittany Galler

Best Bartender

Davidson Myers

(the lookout bar)

Best Mixologist

Bar Daddy

Restaurant Manager of the Year

Eric Bimm



Best Barista

Jordan Mahoney



Best Restaurant Owner

Eric Bimm