Tourism Attractions
Leader of the Year

These top dawg hospo folk ensure hot-spot local attractions are providing lasting memories. Their smile and can-do attitude keep visitors pumped for the ultimate Kamloops experience.



2019 Winner

Jordan Popadynetz
Manager of Events & Experiences​
Kamloops Heritage Railway


2018 Winner

Rick Wanless
Kamloops Mounted Patrol


2017 Winner

Brett McLeod
Senior Zookeeper
BC Wildlife Park

2020 Nominees

Kristin Borle
Tasting Room Manager
Privato Vineyard & Winery

Glen Morris
Guide & Host
DiVine Tours

Tyson Andrykew

Terri Axani
DiVine Tours

Gary Aldus
Customer Service Agent
Westjet Encore Kamloops

Alexis Paul
Secwepemc Museum 

Shirley Boon
Wine Tasting Representative
Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Daniel Androsoff
Customer Service
The Fun Factor

2020 Award Sponsor

Attraction Leader


The Process

From July 1st - October 31st, 2019 we gathered nominations from visitors, employers, locals and family and friends through an online form. From there we have a committee of industry experts score the nominator comments according to a criteria scale to narrow the categories to three. On December 12th, 2019 the committee met to discuss and determine the winner in each category. We invite you to join us in celebrating the hospitality industry and announcing our winners on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at the Valley First Lounge in the Sandman Centre. 



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