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Best People 2022

Welcome to our third ever Best of YMM – Best People 2022!

For those who haven’t experienced East Village Pub on a Friday or Saturday night – the best way to describe it is a community gathering. Was there a wedding in town? An early Halloween party? Chances are you’ll see members from both parties popping in for a few drinks afterwards. Add in the bachelorette party who’ve been doing shots since dinner, and the patio crowd who’ve moved indoors and you’re looking at one busy place. That’s where Rose, and the rest of the bartending team come into play. Surrounded by friends and new friends at the wood looking for drinks or to pay their tab in a quick manner – and ensuring the waitresses can keep up with table service it’s quite easy to get overwhelmed. Celebrating her 15th year behind the wood this year, Rose is a true pro who’s seen it all! Rose’s favourite drink on nights off is a Guinness with a shot of Van Gogh Double Espresso but she hasn’t been drinking any these days as she is currently pregnant with her second child. Luckily, Rose loves to enjoy East Village Pub’s Stuffed Carrot Cake which helped EVP win Best Dessert and prevent Mitchell’s from earning the threepeat.

For Angel Vandale, her regulars are like family. She treats them right by always remembering their drink orders and greeting them with a friendly smile and they treat her right in return. Of course, that’s not to say the life of a server is without challenges. Take a recent installation of Tavern On Main’s legendary Open Mic Night (every Thursday) that ended up a lot busier than anticipated. Angel, working solo, was able to keep the train on the tracks and ensure everyone’s glasses were full even when a party of fifteen came in at midnight to catch a glimpse of Fort McMurray’s finest musicians in action. What might be a nightmare for a less experienced server was just par for the course for Angel, who will be celebrating her tenth and final year at the Tavern On Main this summer. Angel, who is currently expecting her second child plans will be going on maternity leave this July and then her and her husband Nick are planning a move to Kelowna to be closer to family in early 2023. “Being voted Best Server is an amazing way to end my ten-year stint in Fort McMurray”, says Vandale. “Thank you to everyone who voted. Be sure to visit me for a J-Bomb before I leave and let’s make it a summer to remember!”

DID YOU KNOW?

Both Rose & Angel will be pouring bottles of a different kind soon as both are currently pregnant, and still kicking butt ensuring their customers receive the best possible night out!

Dr. Sam Clouthier, ND & Dr. Jacinta Sullivan, ND are two of the smiling faces you will encounter at Juniper Naturopath Clinic located in Riverstone Ridge. Having only operated in Fort McMurray for a short period of time, the two have already made a huge impact having both been honoured as Women of Inspiration at the 2022 Girls Inc Gala. Naturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care that prioritizes diet, lifestyle, and nutrient support through vitamins & supplements. They are regulated under the Alberta Health Professions Act and their goal is to look for a root cause and connect the dots between all your health concerns. Your McMurray Magazine’s Mike Jones dropped in for a visit and received a B12 injection. Mike noticed an immediate boost in energy and felt an overall improvement in his mood for several days after.

best bartender

ROSE – EAST VILLAGE PUB & EATERY

101-395 Loutit Road, 587-276-2238
eastvillagepub.ca

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Ben & Carrie – Paddy McSwiggins
  • Dave Boutilier – Cocktails By Boots
  • Kristina Gidge – The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • Renee – Short Change Pub
  • Richard Ardid – The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

best server

ANGEL – TAVERN ON MAIN

9708 Main St, 780-791-7006
facebook.com/TavernOnMainFortMcMurray

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Ashley – Earls Kitchen + Bar
  • Cassie – Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Juanita – The Alley YMM
  • Kayla – The Canadian Brewhouse
  • Sheri – Mr Mikes SteakhouseCausal

best health care provider

JUNIPER – NATUROPATHIC CLINIC

112 Riverstone Ridge, 780-750-0786
junipernaturopathic.com

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Dr. Elliot Frank – Maxwell Medical
  • Dr. Nasim Arruj – Hardin Medical Clinic
  • Dr. Padraic McCombe – Signal Road Medical Clinic
  • Dr. Raman Kumar – Maxwell Medical
  • Dr. Stella Ogunsona – Stadek Clinic Eagle Ridge

best in education

DAN TULK – COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL

9803 King Street, 780-743-5800
comp.fmpsdschools.ca

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Aloha Mind Math by Ruchi & Ami
  • Erin Keca – Ecole Dickinsfield School
  • Jody Seymour – St Kateri School
  • Megan Carnegie – Westwood Community High School
  • Michael Hull – Father Mercredi High School

best pet care provider

WOOD BUFFALO SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

608 Signal Rd, 780-715-9369
wbsah.com

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Anns Pet Services
  • Home Sweet Home Petsitting
  • K9 Clubhouse
  • My Pet Puggle
  • Northern Veterinary Services

best beauty care

THE HAIR LOFT

8520 Manning Ave, 780-799-3311
thehairloftymm.com

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Alishia Randall – Be-You-tiful Skin Care
  • Amanda Chubbs – Head Case Artistry
  • Carly Sheaves – Spoiled Rotten Boutique
  • Jessica Beresford – The Beauty Cellar
  • Sirens Beauty Studio

best photographer

EMILY GALE PHOTOGRAPHY

127 Waxwing Rise, 780-881-1143
emilygalephotography.com

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Crystal Mercredi – Life In Portraits
  • Deidra Ference – Three D’s Photography
  • Kayla May Photography
  • Nicole Maclean Photography
  • Rienna Davey – RBD Beauty Photography

best social media personality

MIX MORNINGS WITH STEPH & SHAUN

Mix 103.7 fm, 780-791-0103
mix1037fm.com

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Helen Killorn
  • Mac City Morning Show
  • Melanie Galea
  • Nicole Maclean Photography
  • Paige Cyr

best tattoo artist

CHRIS GREEN – WOOD BUFFALO TATTOO

395 Loutit Rd, 780-714-0053
instagram.com/woodbuffalotattooinc

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Adorn Lounge Tattoo & Beauty
  • Koop – Follow The Son
  • Shawn Legge – Black Diamond Tattoo Club
  • Wendy Hill

best childcare professional

EARLY START LEARNING CENTRE

101 Signal Rd, 587-258-8332
earlystart.ca

Readers’ Choice Runners-up

  • Brittany Irvine – Children First
  • Little Sprouts Dayhome
  • Rainbow Child Care
  • S.J. Bridger
  • Tanya Brittain – Starting Place Preschool

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