Please post your nomination of your favourite store on our blog today.
We'll compile all of your favourite stores and next week post the TOP TWENTY STORES that YOU will then get to vote on, starting next Wednesday, March 26. The following week, we'll slim in down to a TOP TEN, then a TOP FIVE, and finally, on April 19th, which is International Record Store Day , we'll announce our Searchlight #1 independent record store in Canada.
CBC Radio 3 will broadcast live from the winning store, which will also receive a winning trophy and plaque, will get rigged with Sirius satellite radio stereo system, and will have a special in-store appearance from their favourite local artist that we will also broadcast live. So hop on the blog and let us know all about your favourite store and why it should be nominated! If you're shy, feel free to email us your passionate reply to email@example.com.
I know this will be my chance (and yours) to vote for my favourite record store – Grooves, in beautiful downtown London. Places like this are just getting all too rare. Make sure you get to the blog and vote. And heck if you don’t have a record store you like, just vote for Grooves. The proprietors, Troy and Dave are outstanding individuals and deserve all the kudos they can get.
So get out there and vote early and vote often!