Morinville – There may still be two weeks left to decide who to vote for in the upcoming federal election, but voters have already decided the winners of the first round of the Joe Morinville Awards, a people’s choice award presented by MorinvilleNews.com and Monday Morning News.
There were 10 categories in the first round of Joe Morinville awards ranging from most effective municipal politician to the best place to buy a pizza. Ballots were included in the Apr. 11 edition of Monday Morning News and at the MorinvilleNews.com / Monday Morning News booth at the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Share the Secret Trade Show over the Apr. 15 weekend.
“We were really pleased with the response to the first batch of Joe Morinvilles,” said MorinvilleNews.com / Monday Morning News Editor Stephen Dafoe, adding the awards will run again this fall. “The idea behind the Joe Morinville Award is to have the community recognize excellence within the community. At the same time many voters recognized there were some nominees whose businesses they had yet to visit.”
What is Morinville’s Best Convenience Store?
Morinville Shell took first place with 46 per cent of the vote. Mac’s Convenience Store came in second with 25% of the vote. Other nominees included Morinville Husky and Country Boys Tempo.
What Service Station has the best overall service?
Morinville Shell took first place with 44 per cent of the vote. Morinville husky took second place with 33 per cent of the vote. Other nominees included No Frills Gas Bar and country Boys Tempo.
What is the best place to get your car washed?
Big City Car Wash took first place with 53 per cent of the vote. Other nominees included Morinville Husky and Morinville Shell.
What is Morinville’s best all-around grocery store?
Sobeys edged out No Frills for first place by a 53 per cent / 47 per cent margin.
What Morinville bank offers the best customer service?
Servus Credit Union took first place with 40.39 per cent of the vote, followed closely by Royal Bank with 40.16 per cent of the vote. Scotia Bank and ATB were also nominees.
What is Morinville’s best crowd-pleasing Junior hockey team?
The Morinville Jets took first place with 84 per cent of the vote. The Morinville titans took second spot.
Who makes the best pizza in Morinville?
Chef’s Pizza took first place with 28.39 per cent of the vote. Amanda’s Pizza followed closely behind with 25.47 per cent of the vote. Other nominees included Sal’s, Don’s Bistro and Alexis Steak and Pizza.
Where is the best place to get breakfast in Morinville?
Friends and Neighbours was voted the best breakfast spot with 23.27 per cent of the vote, followed by second place Tim Hortons with 20.84 per cent of the vote. White Rose came in third with 15.51 per cent of the vote. Other nominees included Kelley’s Deli and Bakery, Don’s Bistro, A&W, Albert’s Family restaurant and Subway.
Who is Morinville’s most effective service club?
The Morinville Lion’s Club took first place with 40 per cent, followed by a two-way tie for second place between the Knights of Columbus and the Morinville rotary Club with 30 per cent each.
Who has been the most effective member of council thus far?
Morinville Town Council was put to a vote in the Joe Morinville Awards. MorinvilleNews.com has previously done an online poll with the same question, but results of the online poll were considerably different than those of the pen and paper variety.
Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf took top spot in the Joe Morinville Awards with 32.96 per cent of the vote, followed by Mayor Lloyd Bertschi in second place with 26.37 per cent of the vote. In the online poll Councillor Lisa Holmes who polled in first place with 54 per cent of the vote in MorinvilleNews.com’s online poll came in third spot in the Joe Morinvilles with 23 per cent of the vote.
Award recipients will receive their awards from MorinvilleNews.com / Monday Morning News over the next couple of weeks.