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The 2022 Golden Owl Awards Panel has been released!

Amanda Li


Barry Rabold

Smiths Pub / Golden Owl

Christine Van

Red Bull Canada

Clarence Casillian

10 Star Agency

Dave Brown

Southern Glazers

DJ Flipout

Radio DJ

Jason Sulyma


Jay Wallace

Hollywood Theatre

Jeffrey Norgen

Twin Sails Brewing

Mark Rasta

Spotlight Concerts / Harbour Event Centre

Mathieu Poirier

Matter of Beer

Nick Black

Strange Fellows Brewing

Pedro Serra

Soulgood / Joseph Richard Group

Riaz Khan

Blueprint / LCU

Richard Wolak


Robyn Gray

Rosewood Hotel

Steve Geszler

Fox Cabaret

The Food Gays

Tyson Villeneuve

Social Concierge

William Stewart

Northwood North Radio

How does voting work?

The Golden Owl Hospitality Awards winners are voted on by both public and industry panel voters. Public voters represent a 40% weighting and the industry panel has as 60% weighting in the final result. Industry Panelists are not allowed to vote in any categories that are in a conflict of interest with the nominees. For example, anyone from Blueprint can’t vote for any of their venues and “Blueprint” can’t vote for their nominees. After twelve years of running this awards show, we have found that this formula brings the most accurate results to what most people feel should be the winners.

Why do you need a panel?

The industry panel was first brought in for our 2012 show and we felt it was needed to curb the popularity vote feel of a public only vote. Having 60% of weight on the panel we feel curbs the ability to campaign to win and feel it discourages it. We’d like nominees to focus on being the best at their job rather than campaigning for votes.