A big thank you to the Hotel Eldorado for being such gracious hosts to our Tourism Kelowna AGM this week. Thanks also to all our stakeholders who attended - in all, over 80 local tourism industry stakeholders and dignitaries attended.

To update you all, 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; Roger Sellick as Past Chair. Our 2012 Board of Directors for Tourism Kelowna is as follows:

Blog - Tourism Kelowna AGM well-attended, 2012 Board AnnouncedMichael J. Ballingall, Big White Ski Resort
• Daniel Bibby, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre
• André Blanleil, City Council
• Alan Gatzke, Gatzke Farm Market
• Stan Martindale, Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (Vice Chair)
• Rosemary Paterson, President of the Kelowna Hotel Motel Association
• Gavin Parry, Coast Capri Hotel
• Ian Robertson, Kelowna Springs Golf Club (Treasurer)
• Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport
• Markus Schrott, BDO Dunwoody
• Roger Sellick (Past Chair)
• Brad Sieben, Hotel Eldorado (Chairman)
• Tony Stewart, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
• Steve Stinson, The Keg Restaurant (Secretary)
• Tracie Ward, Rotary Centre for the Arts
• Kelly Watt, Sandman Hotels and Suites

Thanks also to Tourism Kelowna's staff for their work in preparation for the AGM. As you can see from the picture on the right, a vibrant trade show was set up to showcase the work done by the various departments of Tourism Kelowna. We hope you enjoyed the information from the event, and that you made some new connections with other stakeholders and Tourism Kelowna staff to optimize opportunities for 2012.

Nancy Cameron