Notes from the Tourism Kelowna AGM

Tourism Kelowna board and executive updated with District of Lake Country to take part in 2013.

Over 80 Central Okanagan participants in the local tourism industry and other interested parties attended the Tourism Kelowna annual general meeting held on Dec. 4 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre.

The event provided a wrap-up of Kelowna’s tourism picture for 2012 as well as announcing the board of directors for  2013.

The AGM was followed by an advanced social media workshop and working lunch, facilitated by Aaron Nissen of Think Social Media.

An executive committee of the Tourism Kelowna board of directors was struck following the AGM as follows: Brad Sieben as chairman of the board; Stan Martindale as vice-chair; Ian Robertson as treasurer; Steve Stinson as secretary and Roger Sellick as past chair.

The board of directors consists of representatives of the Greater Kelowna tourism industry. Joining the board this year is David McFadden of the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. The remainder of the board consists of returning directors.

At the AGM, Tourism Kelowna thanked departing director Allan Gatzke (Gatzke Farm Market) for his commitment and contribution to Tourism Kelowna.

The 2013 board of directors is as follows:

Michael J. Ballingall, Big White Ski Resort

Daniel Bibby, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

André Blanleil, City of Kelowna (Colin Basran as alternate)

Nathan Flavel, Kelowna Actors Studio Dinner Theatre

Stan Martindale, Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre

David McFadden, Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm

Gavin Parry, Coast Capri Hotel

Rosemary Paterson, Kelowna Hotel Motel Association

Rita Pluta, Abbott Villa

Ian Robertson, Kelowna Springs Golf Club

Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport

Roger Sellick, Executive Consultant

Brad Sieben, Hotel Eldorado

Tony Stewart, Quails’ Gate Winery

Stephen Stinson, Kelowna Keg Restaurant

Kelly Watt, Sandman Hotel & Suites

District of Lake Country representative – still to be appointed

Tourism Kelowna is the official not-for-profit tourism industry association marketing Kelowna as a tourism destination. In partnership with over 300 businesses, Tourism Kelowna generates tourism demand through strategic sales, marketing and visitor servicing to fulfill its mandate to increase overnight visitation and economic impact of tourism within Kelowna and area.

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