Tourism Services
Leader of the Year

These super stars are the ones you don't always think about in the tourism industry, but their role is uber important. Your driver, local guide, or the due on the lawn mower are all working hard to ensure the guests' experience is hitting the high notes!

2022 Nominees

Abdullah Tasin
Holiday Inn Express

Angela Tasker
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre

Gary Yu
Holiday Inn & Suites

Gordan Stamp-Vincent
TasteFull Excursions

Karen Adair
Monte Creek Winery

Laura Timms

Lisa Prime
BC Wildlife Park

Maatje Stamp-Vincent
TasteFull Excursions

Rhianna Klugie
Bright Eye Brewing

Terri Axani
DiVine Tours




2020 Winner

Karen Hayes
Customer Service Agent
WestJet Encore


2019 Winner

Gord Stamp-Vincent
TasteFull Excursions


2018 Winner

Russ Grycan
Rocky Mountaineer

The Process

From May 15th - June 30th, 2022 nominations were gathered from visitors, employers, locals, family and friends through the Kamloops This Week Reader's Choice Awards nomination platform, and from July 1st to 30th the community was able to vote and determine our winners for each category. With the voting process complete, we would like to now invite you to join us in celebrating the hospitality industry and announcing our winners on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at the Norkam Mechanical Lounge in the Sandman Centre.


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