Vote for Port Renfrew as a Great Place

Community of Port Renfrew is leading the votes as a Great Place in Canada

It may be cold outsidebut Canadians hot on the Great Places in this country.

With a month to go until the close of nominations, the second annual Great Places in Canada contest is heating up as communities scramble to have their favourite street, neighbourhood or public space named one of the greatest locations in the country.

The competition is attracting some very determined support. Botanical Beach in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park near Port Renfrew, is currently the leader in the Great Public Space category.

“It’s really exciting that the Botanical Beach is leading, but we need to get the vote out to secure our top spot!” says Rose Betsworth, president of Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce.

Nominations can be made until Jan. 31, 2012, and voting takes place until Feb. 29, 2012. The judges will then decide on the semi-finalists in early April and announce the winners at the end of April 2012. People’s Choice awards will also be made in each of the three categories.

Put your favourite place on the map. Go to www.GreatPlacesInCanada.com where you can nominate, vote, and follow the competition.

If your nomination wins, you’re eligible for some great prizes which include Via Rail vouchers, gift cards from Mountain Equipment Co-Op and Roots Canada, and a write up in WestJet’s inflight up! magazine.

You can also follow us on Twitter @GreatPlacesCA and like us on Facebook Great Places in Canada.

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