The deadline for voting in this year’s Best of Stettler Readers’ Choice Awards is drawing near.
Here is your chance to show your support for the outstanding services and businesses that make Stettler a terrific place to live – all while entering to win a $300 gift card to Sobeys.
Voting is underway (wrapping up Sept. 21st) with a special supplement outlining who has landed the top spots set to be published Oct. 24th.
There are plenty of categories to check out from Favourite Place for a First Date, Favourite Summer Event and Best Burger to Best Hair Salon/Barber, Best Flower Shop and Best Hotel/Motel among loads of others.
Tanja Bessette-Heatherington, an educational assistant at William E. Hay Secondary Campus, explained recently what makes this community such an outstanding place to call home.
“My husband and I originally moved to Stettler with intentions of living out at Buffalo Lake,” she said. “The plan was to raise our kids out of the big city.
“What I have realized since making that move 10 odd years ago is that we got much more than our dream of living at the lake. We realized that Stettler was a pretty great place to raise a family,” said Bessette-Heatherington, who is also coach of the archery club at the school.
”Stettler has a great sense of community. Whether your child has an interest in either the arts or sports, there are many activities offered both in and out of schools. It is a small town with numerous businesses and individuals that support local individuals and teams.
“I know many great parents and individuals who give of their time and/or money to make organizations run. All for the kids. It goes without saying that I think Stettler is a friendly community. They live up to their name – ‘The Heart of Alberta’.
Meanwhile, other categories in the Readers’ Choice Awards run the gamut from Best Bar, Favourite Place for Photos and Best Donut/Danish to Best Family Dining and Best Happy Hour Spot.