Signal-Hill-st-johns-newfoundland of the Year Contest launches


Signal Hill is one of the landmark attractions in St. John’s, which will host the 2015 Canadian of the Year. The contest is open to all Canadians and the grand prize winner will be announced in June. (Julia Pelish file photo/

Are you Canada’s greatest food lover?

If you are you will be on your way to a luxury vacation to St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador for a meal of a lifetime at Raymonds, named Canada’s No. 1 restaurant in 2014 by

As the digital travel magazine prepares its 2015 edition of the Top Restaurants in Canada, it has teamed with Vancouver-based to launch the of the Year Contest. The contest will be run from the new website

Members of the public will vote for their favourite restaurant and submit a photo, video or story demonstrating why they are Canada’s greatest foodie. The winning entry receives round-trip airfare to St. John’s, a luxury hotel stay at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland and dinner for two at Raymonds.

[box_light]Enter the of the Year Contest Here[/box_light]

“ is dedicated to improving the quality of meals Canadian office workers enjoy. We’ve teamed with leading restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto, and are delighted to partner with on its efforts to celebrate leaders in Canada’s food industry,” says spokesperson Moez Kassam.

Canada’s Best Restaurants List Coming in June, which produces award-winning content about the nation’s destinations and cultures, founded the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada in 2012 to spotlight the best dining experiences in the country for travellers. In 2015, it adds a digital experience dedicated entirely to Canada’s exciting restaurant scene.

“The restaurants guide is seen as an authority by the nation’s food lovers, chefs and restaurateurs, so we’re thrilled to launch the website to provide even more great content about the fantastic food scene in the country,” says Renee Suen, the new chairperson of the Top Restaurants in Canada Guide.

Canadians make more than 17 million visits to restaurants each day. According to Restaurants Canada, 55% of Canadians name eating out as their favourite activity to enjoy with friends. With such passion for restaurants, it’s no surprise that entries for the of the Year Contest have already started to pour in.

“Our partnership with will reward one food lover with one fantastic prize,” says Managing Partner Rod Charles. “Keep watching and for updates.”



Jeremy Charles is the executive chef and co-owner of Raymonds, named Canada’s best restaurant in 2014 by a roster of esteemed judges. (Julia Pelish file photo/

To enter, Canadians are asked to write about why they are worthy of the grand prize and to vote for their favourite restaurant in the country. The restaurant that receives the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award from the Top Restaurants in Canada Guide, though the judges’ votes will determine the 2015 rankings.

The contest closes on May 20, 2015, and winners will be announced in early June, when the 2015 Top Restaurants in Canada Guide is revealed.

[box_light]Read About the Previous Foodie of the Year Winner and Her Trip to Vancouver![/box_light]

Vicky is the worldly publisher of Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

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