It is the 5th Annual Gems Awards!

Help celebrate those businesses and community organizations in Orléans West – Innes Ward and the East End that make our community sparkle!

Gems 2024 Categories


Best Restaurant/Café
Best Professional Service Business (medical, legal, real estate, etc.)
Best Retail Business – Merchandise
Best Retail Business – Food (including take-out)
Best Arts or Cultural Organization
Best New Business
Best Community Service Organization
Best Community Social Organization
Best Personal Service Business (gym, salon, etc.)

What is a Gem ?

The Gems awards are an opportunity to recognize and appreciate outstanding small businesses and service organizations that are unique to Orléans and make our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play.


Who can recognize a Gem?

Anyone in the general public can nominate their favourite Orléans small business or community organization. Help us recognize those who make our community stand out!


What are the criteria for a Gems Selection?

The business or community organization must be within or service residents of Orléans West – Innes Ward. The Gems Award aims to recognize those that provide outstanding customer service. Nominate your favourites!


Can I submit more than one nomination?

You may submit as many nominees as you like.


How do I submit a nomination and when is the deadline?

Fill out the application form below. Nominations are open until May 31, 2024!