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Choose BC seafood and win

June 15, 2016

For Immediate Release

Comox Valley, BC – In partnership with the Government of BC Buy Local Program, the BC Wine Institute, the BC Craft Brewers Guild and the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) is giving consumers and participating BC restaurants the chance to win as part of its BC Seafood on Your Plate program.

15 restaurants across the province have signed on to the BC Seafood on Your Plate program. Each restaurant will highlight quality, local BC seafood dining options for the month of June. Consumers who vote for their favourite participating restaurants will have the chance to win two $150 dining gift cards. The winning restaurant will also take home a $1,000 cash prize. There have been over 1,030 contest entries within the first week of the contest.

Participating restaurants include:

  • White Whale Restaurant, Chef Aaron Rail
  • Atlas Café, Chef Jonathan Frazier
  • Blackfin Pub, Chef Nigel McMeans
  • Bisque, Chef Steven Dodd
  • Martine’s Bistro, Chef Marcus Aartsen
  • Locals Restaurant, Chef Ronald St. Pierre
  • YEW Seafood + Bar, Chef Ned Bell
  • The Vancouver Fish Company, Chef John McManus
  • Avenue Bistro
  • Toscanos Trattoria, Chef Kevin Frisch
  • The Breakwater, Chef Nyle Petherbridge
  • The Prime Chophouse & Wine Bar, Chef Tim Gilleland
  • Fishworks, Chef Shallaw Kadir
  • Steamship Grill & Bar, Chef Tyler Parker
  • Vista 18, Westcoast Grill and Wine, Executive Chef / Food & Beverage Manager, Garrett Schack

Voting closes on June 19. For more information and to vote visit

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