Presented to a tourism business, facility, event or attraction with fewer than 20 employees that provides exceptional visitor experiences that result in high levels of customer satisfaction through product development and/or services.

Award Nominees


Across the Board Game Café has established itself nationally as a spot for people of all ages to gather and enjoy time together over good food and board games. Featured as one of the 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit, Across the Board has built up a loyal local clientele and drawn in visitors to Winnipeg. The business prides itself in fostering positive social interaction and a sense of community through events such as Treaty Tabletop and Play for Peace.


Little Brown Jug has become a Winnipeg tourism leader by providing a unique customer experience and space. Its commitment to customer satisfaction, through extending hours of operation, offering limited-edition seasonal beers, and keeping a warm and friendly attitude, helps solidify the Exchange District as a destination for visitors. Little Brown Jug also hosts a variety of community events in its historic, open-concept taproom, and partners with festivals and events to maximize its positive impact on the community.


Third + Bird has created Winnipeg’s largest urban pop-up market that spotlights unique items by local artisans. Co-founders Chandra Kremski and Charla Smeall are industry leaders supporting the shop small and local movement through modern design, fresh ideas, and creative branding. In 2018, the inspiring pop-up markets provided food, drink, and live music alongside an infectious energy to more than 50,000 attendees, while showcasing local artists and artisans.