For Immediate Release
2017 Tourism Kamloops Hospitality Awards Nominees Announced
February 1, 2017 – What a turnout! 64 nominations highlighting 34 unique nominees were received by closing time on Friday, January 27th for the 1st Annual Tourism Kamloops Hospitality Awards. The response was tremendous – from the local community to past Kamloops visitors.
Nominations were submitted for all 4 awards categories:
- Most Valuable Player in Food & Beverage – Sponsored by TRU Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
- Accommodation Service Captain – Sponsored by Kamloops Accommodation Association
- Attraction Services Leader – Sponsored by WorldHost Training Services & go2HR
- Top Scorer in Tourism Services – Sponsored by Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
We’ve teamed up with the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Organization to kick off a super fun, home-grown awards program that recognizes and celebrates the best our hospitality front lines have to offer. These individuals continuously provide exceptional customer service when welcoming and engaging with visitors to our city and inspire them to come back.
“The comments from nominators are sincere and heartfelt and reflect the exact essence we hoped these awards would represent. We are so thrilled with the time and energy the nominators put into their nominations,” says Beverley DeSantis, CEO Tourism Kamloops.
A selection committee of 5 hospitality leaders will review and score the nominations to narrow to 3 finalists which will lead to determining a final winner in each category.
Winners will be announced at an Appreciation Reception on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00pm in Sandman Centre’s Parkside Lounge followed by some hometown hockey action as the Kamloops Blazers take on the Prince George Cougars at 5:00pm. This is a must-attend event for your whole team – an afternoon of celebration with appetizers, wine and beer tastings, live music and great networking. Tickets are on sale now for the event at tourismkamloops.com for $25 per person.
The full list of nominees is below.
Monica Dickinson, Director – Industry Relations & Communications
Lisa White, Industry Relations & Communications Specialist