Winners & Nominees

September's Winners

Karen Chmilar — The Beez Neez Bakpakers, Whitehorse YT

"I have stayed at probably 100 hostels in my lifetime and I have never seen a hostel worker like Karen. Mid-morning our car broke down on the highway outside the city. Karen, on her day off, came to pick us up. She made some phone calls to get our car in for repairs and then drove us up to Fish Lake so we could hike to the top. We didn’t expect her to be there when we came down, but she was, and drove us back to the hostel. While we were hiking she had made a huge crock pot of Moose chili. She was so kind and truly cared and wanted us to have a good experience in the Yukon, even on her day off. She was our driver, cook, tour guide and at some points throughout the day our social worker. People like Karen make my heart smile. She is an extraordinary human being." — Mark Allen, Jasper AB

Dave Hatherley — Haines Junction YT

"My wife lost her $4,000 wedding ring at Million Dollar Falls campground. The helpful staff at the VIC contacted Dave at the Haines Junction Municipal office. He loaned us a metal detector and we found the ring! " — Mr. & Mrs. Bossey, Florida, USA

September's Business Nominees

  • The Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro
  • Carcross Visitor Information Centre
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Days Inn Whitehorse
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Fraserway RV
  • George Johnston Museum, Teslin
  • Joe’s Wood-Fired Pizza, Dawson
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Lester Boyle, Faro
  • Midnight Sun Bed & Breakfast
  • Nugget City, Watson Lake
  • Old Log Church Museum
  • Parks Canada, Dawson City
  • Watson Lake Visitor Information Centre
  • Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

August's Winners

Logan Murdoch — Metro Chrysler Ltd. & Tony Fok — Certified Auto Services, Whitehorse YT

"I arrived in Whitehorse at 5:00 pm on a Friday night. The vehicle I was driving was in need of serious repair. Logan Murdoch at Metro Chrysler, was not able to fit me in for repairs, he suggested an alternative company. This was not a brush-off, but a valid effort, he provided a map, address and phone numbers for 3 alternative companies. At 5:30 pm I met Tony Fok at Certified Auto Service, he assessed my vehicle and ordered necessary parts. He performed the repairs the next day and by mid-afternoon I was on my way. I could hardly believe my good fortune. To have a fairly serious automotive repair matter successfully dealt with in less than 24 hours, is exceptional." — Wade Johnson, Prince Rupert BC

Linda Goodwin — Nugget City RV, Watson Lake YT

"For four days my husband and I were stuck in a pull-out along the Alaska Highway. We had no cell reception to call a badly needed tow truck. We asked a passerby to take a message to Nugget City asking them to call a tow truck. Linda sent a note back saying she was having a difficult time getting the tow truck company to respond. Finally after four days and out of water, we were towed to Whitehorse. We will be staying until a rebuilt engine arrives from the USA. I cannot express our gratitude for the assistance of Linda and her family. I know they were on the phone for hours. She is literally a lifesaver." — Karen Richardson, Missouri, USA

August's Business Nominees

  • The Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Binet House Museum, Mayo
  • Bombay Peggy's, Dawson City
  • Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel, Dawson City
  • Canadas Best Value Inn - River View Hotel
  • Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro
  • Carcross Visitor Information Centre
  • Carcross Commons
  • The Caribou RV Park
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Done-Rite Painting Contractors
  • Days Inn Whitehorse
  • Fishwheel Charter Services, Dawson City
  • Fraserway RV
  • Grizzly Bear Taxi
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • MacBride Museum
  • Northern Lights Optometry
  • NWT Visitor Information Centre, Dawson City
  • Nugget City, Watson Lake
  • Parks Canada, Dawson City
  • Premier Cabs
  • Robert Service Cabin, Dawson City
  • Robert Service Campground
  • A Scandia House Bed and Breakfast
  • Six Mile River Resort, Tagish
  • Wheaton River Wilderness Retreat
  • Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
  • Whitehorse Who What Where Tours
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Conservation Society - Miles Canyon to Canyon City Hike
  • Yukon Trail Marathon — 2017 Organizers
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve

July's Winners

Trevor Braun — Yukan Canoe, Whitehorse YT

"He went above and beyond excellence helping stranded tourists with a flat tire on the South Canol road. Drove them to Ross River to get a tire, fed them dinner, then drove them back to their truck and camper and changed the tire." — Bill Dunn & Sue MacKinnon, Whitehorse YT

Caribou Crossing Trading Post, Carcross YT

"Sara, Nancy, Shan, Jess, Lori, and Saralee; these amazing ladies were called back to work to serve the softball team from Turkey. We arrived late and hungry. They quickly came together to provide an amazing BBQ chicken lunch complete with donuts for dessert. All the staff was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed our time after lunch exploring this beautiful place. This was extraordinary service and deserves to be recognized." — Thomas McDermott, Coach, Team Turkey

July's Business Nominees

  • Alpine Aviation
  • Aurora Inn, Dawson City
  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro
  • Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel, Dawson City
  • Caribou Crossing Trading Post
  • Cottonwood Park, Destruction Bay
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Days Inn Whitehorse
  • Dredge No. 4, Dawson City
  • Icycle Sports
  • Integra Tire Auto Centre Whitehorse
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Northern Lights Optometry
  • Robert Service Cabin, Dawson City
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Dawson City
  • Six Mile Resort, Tagish
  • Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukan Canoe

June's Business Nominees

  • Air North, Yukon’s Airline
  • Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Campbell Region Interpretive Centre, Faro
  • Caribou RV Park
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Days Inn Whitehorse
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Friendly Taxi
  • Integra Tire Auto Centre Whitehorse
  • Kathy’s Kitchen, Watson Lake
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • MacBride Museum of Yukon History
  • NWT Visitor Information Centre, Dawson City
  • Old Log Church Museum
  • Parks Canada, Dawson City
  • Fishwheel Charter Services, Dawson City
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • Yukon Transportation Museum

May's Winner

Jocelyne LeBlanc — Sky High Wilderness Ranch, Whitehorse YT

"She took care of us when we were lost and our car got stuck in a rut, she helped us to get it out of the snow, instead of telling us to call a tow truck." — Bonna, Burnaby BC

May's Business Nominees

  • Beez Kneez Bakpakers
  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel, Dawson City
  • Coast High Country Inn
  • Dawson City Visitor Information Centre
  • Days Inn Whitehorse
  • Integra Tire Auto Centre Whitehorse
  • Mount Logan Lodge, Haines Junction
  • Midnight Sun Inn/Bed & Breakfast
  • Seamonster Rental Cabins, Sunnydale
  • Watson Lake Visitor Information Centre
  • Whitehorse Shuttle Services
  • Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

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