More than 200 guests gathered to honour success in the local tourism industry earlier this week at the 2015 Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction.
The awards gala on Tue. Jun. 2, at the Fort Garry Hotel, recognized the people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to visitors in Winnipeg.
“We congratulate all of today’s finalists and winners at the 2015 Tourism Awards of Distinction,” said Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Senior Vice President, Tourism Winnipeg at Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
“They demonstrate how valuable tourism is to Winnipeg and how they are constantly striving to elevate the city as a premier tourism destination,” she said.
Volunteer of the Year – Folklorama
Employee of the year – Patrick Hauta, RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Small Business of the Year – Adrenaline Adventures
Large Business of the Year – Sparrow Hotels
Leader of the Year – Winnipeg Art Gallery
Marketing Campaign of the Year (Under $2500) – Muddy Water Tours
Marketing Campaign of the Year (Over $2500) – Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo
Innovation of the Year – Storefront Manitoba, Cool Gardens
Bring it Home Award – Detective Sargeant Sandra Martin, International Association of Women Police
Partner of the Year -Lorne Perrin, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Lifetime Achievement Award – Kevin Walters
All photos by Tourism Winnipeg