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14th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards & Gala

  • June 13, 2017
  • Written by Westman Admin
Aspiring Youth award winner Jane Harkness of Virden with Community Futures board member Debbie Eastcott Aspiring Youth award winner Jane Harkness of Virden with Community Futures board member Debbie Eastcott

Tourism Westman is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala held on June 7, 2017 at the International Peace Garden Interpretive Centre near Boissevain, MB was a huge success. This special evening recognized and celebrated the exceptional individuals, businesses, organizations and communities within the Westman region that have made significant contributions to tourism development and promotion over the past year.

The evening included a lovely meal, entertainment by Jayme Giesbrecht & The Soul Revue Band and of course, the Awards Ceremony, led by Barry Lamb, radio personality at CJRB Boissevain.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the 24 nominees!

Nominees were:

  • Marketing Excellence
    • Tommy Turtle (Boissevain)
    • "We're Live In Minnedosa" Social Media Campaign

Marketing Excellence Live in Minnedosa Social Media Campaign

  • Service Excellence
    • Canad Inns (Brandon)
    • Kenworth Dam (Virden)
    • The Rendezvous Restaurant (Deloraine)
    • Dari Isle Drive In (Minnedosa)
    • Carberry Agricultural Society

Service Excellence Carberry Ag Society

  • Volunteer of theYear
    • Erin Woodcock (Minnedosa)
    • Kelvon Smith (Virden)
    • Camiel Serruys (Melita)

Volunteer of the Year Kelvon Smith Virden

  • Aspiring Youth
    • Jane Harkness (Virden)
    • Nicole Synchyshyn (Minnedosa)
    • Lora Carlisle (Boissevain)

Aspiring Youth Jane Harkness Virden

  • Partnership
    • Carberry Men's & Ladies Curling Club
    • Melita Banana Days Festival
    • Boissevain-Morton Farmer's Market
    • Minnedosa Santa Claus Parade

Partnership Carberry Mens and Ladies Curling Club

  • Event of the Year
    • Carberry Men's Curling Bonspiel
    • Boissevain-Morton Canada Day Celebration
    • Litlle Valley Jamboree (Erickson)
    • Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer (Kemnay)
    • Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling (Brandon)
    • Valley Fun Colour Run (Minnedosa)
    • Harvesting Hope (Austin)

Event of the Year Elliot Sims

Oustanding Contribution by an Individual

  • Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer (Kemnay)

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer Brandon

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Winners group

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