TOTA collects tourism award

Thompson Okanagan Tourism earns policy planning award.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism received the Silver Award from the Planning Institute of B.C. (PICB) for excellence in policy planning (small town and rural areas) for the region’s recently launched 10-year strategy: Embracing Our Potential.

The award category honours the development and application of leading-edge planning policy designed to enhance the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities.

The award was received by Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of TOTA, and Jennifer Houiellebecq, industry development specialist at the Infuse Vancouver awards reception last month. This year, PIBC co-hosted the national planning conference with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

“Receiving this accolade is a real accomplishment and honour for the regional tourism industry – this award was the only award to be directed to tourism and we are proud of the recognition that has been given to the strategy as a framework for tourism and economic growth in our region,” said Mandziuk.