Gibsons - the ocean at its feet, mountains at its back, located on the famous "Sunshine Coast" north of Vancouver - won in the under 20,000 category for a full city.
Gibsons beat out the following cities in the same size category:
Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Jaromer, Bolatice, and Ricany, all in the Czech Republic
- Southwell, England
- Tulln An Der Donau, Austria
Previous winners in this category include:
- Clonakility, Ireland - 2007
- Dungannon, Ireland - 2006
- Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - 2004
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island won Silver in 2006, and Whistler, BC won Silver in 2005.
Craig Rushton is a sales representative with Century 21 In Town Realty in Vancouver, BC.