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Grande Prairie businesses set the bar for a safer night out

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Best Bar None (BBN) Grande Prairie program, 10 local hospitality establishments gained accreditation for their continued efforts to demonstrate responsible liquor service and patron safety.

“Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis is proud to collaborate between industry and the Grande Prairie community to promote responsible liquor consumption. Whether you live in Grande Prairie or are just visiting, these accredited establishments are the places to visit that are continuously committed to customer service and safety.”

Kandice Machado, CEO


Four establishments won awards in the following categories:

  • Bar: Diamond’s Gentlemen’s Club
  • Campus Bar: Howlers Lounge – Northwestern Polytechnic
  • Casino: Great Northern Casino
  • Restaurant and Bar: Boston Pizza Lounge – Westgate Drive

“We proudly celebrate our local establishments' remarkable dedication to safety and responsible service. This year's participants have not only achieved, but elevated, the high standards of the Best Bar None program, making a significant impact on community wellbeing and responsible alcohol consumption. Their exemplary efforts in prioritizing customer safety and satisfaction are truly commendable.”

Charlene Gallant, Peace Office Sergeant, City Enforcement, City of Grande Prairie

Already operating in 180 accredited establishments in Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Banff, the BBN program aims to reduce alcohol-related harms by:

  • encouraging businesses to adopt best practices related to customer safety and responsible service of alcohol;
  • giving businesses the tools to be better prepared for any violent incidents; and
  • building positive relationships between industry, enforcement agencies, governments and community.

“We are happy to partner with the Best Bar None program, recognizing the safety factors associated with these accredited establishments. Enhancing community safety through community and partner collaboration is a key priority of the Grande Prairie RCMP. This includes working with licensed establishments on the responsible service of liquor and safety of establishments, in order to enhance safety for patrons.”

Supt. Lee Brachmann – Officer in charge Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment

Best Bar None Grande Prairie is a partnership between AGLC, the City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Fire Department and the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment. For more information on Best Bar None, visit