International Avenue BRZ Awards

The International Avenue BRZ Awards are presented annually to our businesses.

Each of the businesses listed below have helped to enhance our business zone through their commitment to presenting a positive experience to their clients with quality service and upkeep of their facilities and as a result make all of us better.

2015 Award Winners

The following recipients were presented with awards at our annual general meeting on November 24, 2015:

Best Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour Location

1st Place: Indonesian Kitchen
2nd Place: Green Cedars Food Mart

Best Customer Service

1st Place: Calgary Co-op Forest Lawn
Ray from Sobeys holding the certificate
2nd Place: Sobeys

Best New Business

House of Van Gogh

Tung Nguyen Community Service Award

Tung Nguyen passed away on February 15,2013. He was an owner of Mekong Restaurant, a well known humanitarian and community-minded person. This award is named after him, and presented to a business who is providing outstanding community service.

Winner: Gian-Carlo Carra

Awards We’ve Received

International Avenue BRZ is an award winner as well. Here is a list of awards we have received:

  • Best in the West Award 2016- Pacific NW Region/BIA/IDA for Partnerships
  • Best in the West Award 2016- Pacific NW Region/BIA/IDA for Communications
  • Jim Gray Safer Calgary Award, 2008
  • City of Calgary Award- Community Advocate along with C-BIZ, 2007
  • Centennial Medal was awarded to our Executive Director, Alison Karim-McSwiney, 200
  • Centennial Medallion was awarded to our Executive Director, Alison Karim-McSwiney, 2005
  • Centennial Medallion was awarded to International Avenue Design Initiative p.m.- Gian-Carlo Carra and Professor Robert Kirby
  • Winner of the Charter Award from the Congress of New Urbanism.  U of C team under IADI, 2005
Safer Calgary Award
International Avenue BRZ Executive Director Alison Karim-McSwiney and President, Mike Shymka receiving the 2008 Safer Calgary Award