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This is the Most Awesome Customer Service Move in Vancouver in 2014 (cc @CBCVancouver)

$572,274.00. That's the (staggering) amount of money raised for British Columbia food banks by CBC and their listeners in our province last week.


$572,274.00. That's the (staggering) amount of money raised for British Columbia food banks by CBC and their listeners in our province last week. Their bureaus in Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince Rupert and Prince George all held open houses and as I WROTE on Friday the Vancouver Broadcast Centre also hosted a super fun day that people from all around our region were invited to take part in. The Early Edition, BC Almanac and On The Coast all did live-in-front-of-a-studio-audience versions of their Radio One shows complete with musical guests, local celebrities as well as all of the awesomeness that they're usually known for.

As Canada's public broadcaster, CBC uses our tax dollars to create programming and keep us informed of everything important happening in our country, our province, and our city. Into all of their work is woven some sort of magic that makes us feel... well... more Canadian, connected to the people and that intangible something that makes us feel a sense of national (and civic) pride. So on one hand their Most Awesome Award is for all of the work they do in serving us "customers" of theirs (who are also kinda their bosses) by providing us this programming and inviting us into their space, but the most awesome customer service move is to their customers who use the food bank. CBC has been doing this open house for 28 years now and they've raised millions of dollars for families in need, and as our city continues to become less and less affordable I can't think of a more awesome thing they could do to serve the community. They used the power of their reach and their voice to raise more than half a million dollars this year. That's really awesome.


This is one of our Editor's Picks! Check out all of the winners of Most Awesome Awards from the Readers Choice below.

2014 Most Awesome Awards - Readers Choice

By Vancouver Is Awesome

Nominated by the readers of Click the links in each slide to learn more about the winners!

  • Most Awesome Building Manager

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    John Davis!

  • Most Awesome Teenager

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Tomas Lang!

  • Most Awesome Amateur Sports League

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Terminal City Roller Girls!

  • Most Awesome Sharing Advocate

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Joni McKervey!

  • Most Awesome Good Will Ambassador

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Bif Naked!

  • Most Awesome Graphic Design Advocates

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Ross Milne and Grace Partridge!

  • Most Awesome Doctor

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Doctor Julio Montaner!

  • Most Awesome Charitable Entrepreneur

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Ken Lyotier of United We Can!

  • Most Awesome Sports Fans

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC supporters!

  • Most Awesome Librarian

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Sheila Mclean!

  • Most Awesome Free Thing

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    The Vancouver Public Library!

  • Most Awesome Walking Bridge

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    The one in East Van featured in The Raymur Mothers!

  • Most Awesome Place to Regain Faith in Humanity

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Sol Convenience Store!

  • Most Awesome Public Park

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Stanley Park!

  • Most Awesome Knitters

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Knit Social!

  • Most Awesome TV Show

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic!

  • Most Awesome Soup

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Peaceful Noodle's Spicy Tangy Dumpling Soup!

  • Most Awesome FREE Music Event Series

    By Vancouver Is Awesome!

  • Most Awesome Ocean Conservation Program

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    The Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise!

  • Most Awesome Local Food Advocate

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Chad Brealey from Salt, Fresh & Field!

  • Most Awesome Animal Rights Organization

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    The BC SPCA's Vancouver branch!

  • Most Awesome Kitchen Rescue Organization

    By Vancouver Is Awesome


We're excited that TELUS is helping us bring you the Most Awesome Awards. A longtime friend of V.I.A., TELUS is passionate about giving back to the community by recognizing, celebrating and supporting great community partners, friends and neighbours making a difference in the lives of others. Watch in the coming weeks as we roll out all of the Most Awesome Awards presented by TELUS.