Over 60 local tourism industry stakeholders attended the Tourism Kelowna Annual General Meeting held on December 11 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre. The event provided attendees with a wrap-up of Kelowna’s tourism picture and key Tourism Kelowna results for 2013 as well as announcing the Board of Directors for the 2014 year.
At the AGM, Tourism Kelowna thanked departing Directors Roger Sellick, Michael J. Ballingall, Kelly Watt, Steve Stinson, and Gavin Parry for their outstanding contribution to Tourism Kelowna.
The 2014 Board of Directors is as follows:
Daniel Bibby, Kelowna Hotel Motel Association – Vice Chair
David McFadden, Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm – Secretary
Ian Robertson, Kelowna Springs Golf Club – Treasurer
Brad Sieben, Hotel Eldorado – Past Chair
Rita Pluta, Abbott Villa on the Lake
Tony Stewart, Quails’ Gate Winery
Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport
Andre Blanleil, City of Kelowna Council
Colin Basran, City of Kelowna Council alternate
Penny Gambell, District of Lake Country Council
Lisa Cameron, District of Lake Country Council alternate
Stan Martindale, Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre – Chair
Nathan Flavel, Kelowna Actors Studio Dinner Theatre
Katie Balkwill, Big White Ski Resort
Thom Killingsworth, Four Points by Sheraton
Donna Markin, Orchard Park Shopping Centre
Rosemary Paterson, Best Western Plus
Heather Schaub, Casa Loma Resort
Heather Schroeter, Manteo Resort
Tourism Kelowna is the official not-for-profit tourism organization that markets Kelowna as a tourism destination. In partnership with over 300 businesses, Tourism Kelowna generates tourist demand through strategic sales, advertising and visitor servicing to fulfil its mandate to increase overnight visitation and economic impact of tourism within Kelowna and area.