Winners & Nominees

September's Winner

Debbie Winston - Dawson City, YT

"When all the hotels and B&B’s were fully booked, Debbie picked me and my wife up at nearly midnight, to let us sleep at her home on her extra couch so we wouldn’t have to sleep in our car with temperatures below freezing. Her kindness is the most extraordinary service we experienced during our trip to Canada! There are not many people out anymore who are so helpful during such a late hour and are that selfless - we would like to honour her for that." — T. De Hutchtstraat, Netherlands

September's Business Nominees

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dawson City Visitor Info Centre
  • Kal Tire Whitehorse
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • MacBride Museum
  • Moose Creek Restaurant, North Klondike Highway
  • NWT Visitor Centre, Dawson City
  • Parks Canada, Dawson City
  • Transportation Museum
  • TD Bank, Whitehorse
  • Wheaton River Wilderness Retreat
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

August's Winners

Saralee Vickers - Beez Kneez Bakpakers, Whitehorse YT

"I arrived in Whitehorse with no baggage at all. Sara spent many frustrating hours on the phone to various airlines to help get my bags to Whitehorse. She secured an agreement from the airline to replace my clothing as I had a deadline to take a 2 week river trip." — O. Powell, New Zealand

Linda & Scott Goodwin, & Roger Latondress - Nugget City, Watson Lake YT

"Repaired our RV so we could make the dates for our train and boat trips. She spent hours on the phone arranging for parts to be shipped, and making reservations for our return trip through forest fire areas. She wouldn’t let us pay for any calls." — M.H. Ahlers, Netherlands

August's Business Nominees

  • The Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Fraserway RV Whitehorse
  • Integra Tire Auto Centre Whitehorse
  • Jiffy Lube Whitehorse
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Midnight Sun Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Rentals
  • SKKY Hotel
  • Tagé Cho Hudän Interpretive Centre - Carmacks
  • Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Transportation Museum

July's Winners

Derek Charlton - Canada Post, Whitehorse YT

"While on our way to Vancouver, Derek heard our issues about our room reservations in Dawson City and Richmond, BC. Right there and then, he picked up his phone and started calling hotels in Dawson and Richmond. He got us reservations in both. He is a great representative for Yukon! He also explained why our post cards were not going to make it, so he went in his wallet and gave us a couple of Canadian stamps to put over the American ones so our cards would get there. Thank you!" — John & Rennie Smythe, Bismark ND

Linda & Scott Goodwin, & Roger Latondress - Nugget City, Watson Lake YT

"We arrived at Nugget City after travelling on the rough Cassiar Highway to discover our smart car had blown a left front tire. Linda spent hours on the phone calling to locate tires. There were only four tires available in the entire country that would fit the Smart car. It would take several days to ship the tires from New Brunswick to Edmonton and over a national holiday. As busy as Linda and Scott were, they befriended us during our nine day stay, treating us to conversation, meals and trips into Watson Lake on their regular errand run and lunch. Roger the mechanic and tire expert, helped make our stay pleasant too. We can’t thank them enough!" — Ed & Glenda Morris, Indiana, USA

July's Business Nominees

  • Alchemy Café - Dawson City
  • Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Canadas Best Value Inn
  • Carcross Visitor Information Centre
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre - Dawson City
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Whitehorse
  • Four Seasons Bed & Breakfast
  • Husky Bus
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Midnight Sun Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Rentals
  • Parks Canada - Dawson City
  • Red Mammoth Bistro - Dawson City
  • Watson Lake Visitor Information Centre
  • Watson Lake Motors
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Transportation Museum

June's Winner

Douglas McKinnon - Da Kų Cultural Centre, Haines Junction

"Douglas was incredibly insightful, informative, kind, polite and professional in responding to our questions and sharing personal stories about growing up on the Champagne Aishihik land. He went above and beyond, and we will remember our time in Kluane because of his stories and the information he shared. It's rare to come across a high school student with such high professionalism and customer service skills. We stepped away raving about his skills. He truly deserves to be honoured." — BK Bhardwaj, Ontario, Canada

June's Business Nominees

  • Air North
  • Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre
  • Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • The Dawson City Bunkhouse, Dawson City
  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro
  • Canada’s Best Value Inn Riverview Hotel
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Days Inn Wyndham, Whitehorse
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Haines Junction Visitor Information Centre
  • Husky Bus, Dawson City
  • Klondike Rib & Salmon
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • MacBride Museum
  • Midnight Sun Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Rentals
  • Save-On-Foods, Whitehorse
  • Tokyo Sushi
  • Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
  • Who What Where Tours
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Discovery Lodgings, Beaver Creek

May's Winners

Nikolay Potapenko — Days Inn by Wyndham, Whitehorse

"Helped us with our bags upstairs as the elevator was out. He also brought up a fridge and microwave for us. Very friendly!" — Karen & Nate Trigg, Juneau, AK

Alessandra Barone — The Little Green Apple, Haines Junction

"I accidently left my wallet at the store and drove away. The people at the Little Green Apple went above and beyond to get my wallet returned to me. They are exemplary humans!" — Mary Crowl, Michigan, USA

May's Business Nominees

  • The Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Fraserway RV Whitehorse
  • Integra Tire Auto Centre Whitehorse
  • Klondike Kate's (Dawson City)
  • Midnight Sun Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Rentals
  • Muktuk Adventures
  • Northerm Windows and Doors
  • Robert Service Campground
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Transportation Museum

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