The results of Salmo’s Lifestyle Photo Contest are in. There were 40 qualifying submissions and over 2200 votes cast. The winner receives a $300 community gift basket which includes an “official” Salmo Dinner Jacket (SDJ), $150 in Salmo dollars to be spent at participating local retailers and more. The initiative is part of the “Sustainable Salmo” public consultation & asset mapping process to vision and ultimately rewrite the community’s Official Community Plan, hybridized with an integrated community sustainability plan.

Slideshow of Salmo Lifestyle Photo Contest submissions:

The winning photo received 212 votes for “Salmo in the Evening” by Dodie Manuel. A close second with 211 votes was “Erie Lake Sunrise” by Monte Comeau. Third, with 175 votes was Tara Zeznik’s “Wedding Bliss on the Salmo Ski Hill”. The contest took place on Facebook with participants casting their vote with a Facebook “like”.  The winner will formally receive the award and thanks at the Regular Council meeting of August 9, 2016 at 7pm.

“We thank all the participants,” says Mayor White, “for celebrating and sharing lifestyle shots that show what a great place Salmo is to live. There is so much to be proud of and this contest gave us an opportunity to showcase our incredible community – the natural beauty, sense of community and recreational opportunities.”

All photo submissions may be used in Salmo promotions including the video bulletin in the Village office lobby and website at www.salmo.ca were some of these photos rotate on the home page already.

Participating retailers in the Salmo dollars program include: A Little Help, Billy’s Auto, Burn Safe Wood Heating, Castilian Fountain & Metal, CT Richens Sale & Services, Custom Dozing, Emily Jamieson RMT, Hair by Jo, Hemlock Hub/Clothing Horse, Meadowbrook Farms, NC Restoration, One Sources Web Development, Pend O’Reille Restaurant, Pipers Store, Pubside Restaurant, Pure ‘A’ Plumbing & Heating, Sal-Crest Motel, Salmo People’s Drugs, Salmo Esso, Sem Kelpin RMT, Skyway Hardware, Tara Books & Valu-Mart Container & Storage.