I’m piling through the photos on Flickr of all the fantastic people that showed up last night for the Best of 604 awards reception. Some may think it’s a silly idea to have an awards night for bloggers and websites, but I think that (especially in this town) so much effort, passion, care, humour, and personality goes into creating such great content that everyone deserved a night out regardless.
I’m so thankful that so many people were able to come out – bloggers, media, friends, family, and many people that I have known in the online realm for years and just last night had the chance to meet. The fact that they all assembled to chat, eat, drink, and celebrate their own work, as well as others makes me so proud to be a part of this city.
The most important element of the evening was the cause and together we raised $1,845 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
To say that I’m touched by the efforts of so many is an understatement. I want to thank everyone that attended, those who voted, and every single person that has inspired me to keep doing all of this day in and day out – whether they are aware of it or not.
According to the overwhelming positive response I’m pretty sure I’m on the hook to make this an annual event so keep your eyes peeled in later November 2009 for the Best of 604 (and 778) to make a return.
I’d like to give a shout out to the wonderful ladies who ran the door last night and were so incredibly helpful, Rosemary, Marina, and Kate. Thanks to Jenny and Keira for being my lovely prize assistants, and to John for the music – I’m SO glad I got to hear some International Noise Conspiracy.
Please check out the Best of 604 site for all the sponsor links, they really came through with some super prizes and if you enjoyed the venue like I did, consider heading back to The Cellar for a good time.
Below is a list of of results from the voting in each of the 14 categories. Some of the winners were not in attendance so I’ll try to touch base with them regarding their prizes.
*Prizes have yet to be collected.
I had no idea this would have such a response and grow to become what it has (with over 6,000 votes to boot!) I’m looking forward to next year; to watching all of these great sites grow, discovering new sites, and celebrating the hard work of each one of these content producers.
There are some badges on my Flickr although you may even want to make your own, please feel free.