Get ready to vote for Readers’ Choice!


Lynne Lavery

After a two year break, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pontiac Journal’s Readers’ Choice awards are back for 2022!

Readers’ Choice highlights the best of MRC Pontiac’s and the Municipality of Pontiac’s businesses by giving our readers the chance to vote for their favourites. For 2022 there are 24 categories covering Best Restaurants, Best professionals, Best Activities, and Best Stores. Something new this year is to choose winners in each region of the Pontiac; for example, what’s your Favourite Place to Eat Out in Upper Pontiac, Central Pontiac or Eastern Pontiac? Or, what’s the Best Tourism or Recreation business in each of those regions?

There are also categories that recognize our many “unsung heroes”: The Best Service Club or Non-Profit Organization. There’s also a category for Best New Business and the feature category this year is to recognize a business that has been serving our area for over 15 years: Best Longstanding Business.

The Readers’ Choice is easy, and fun; it’s a great way to salute all the men and women who work so hard to bring us the products and services that we need, right here in the Pontiac. What better way to support your local economy than by shopping locally and recognizing the businesses and their owners who do such a great job?

Simply check out the ad on page 9, where all the categories are listed; you can fill it in and mail it to us or go on-line to where you simply scroll down on the home page to a link where you can access the ballot and send it to us directly.

Thanks to the generosity of our contest’s sponsors (Pontiac Conference Centre, CHIP 101.9 FM, SADC Pontiac, Caisse populaire des Rivières de Pontiac, MRC Pontiac and Promutuel Insurance) we will also have an evening to celebrate the top 3 nominees in each category, on September 20. It’s here the winners will be announced and all nominees receive an award certificate; readers will have noted these proudly displayed around the Pontiac when they visit.

Don’t miss out! Make your vote count! Plus, you could win a $100 VISA gift card for simply casting your vote and nominating your favourites!

Go to and cast your vote RIGHT NOW!