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A Good Laugh

Laugh Out Loud Funny Nominations

The Vancouver Tourism Awards receives more than 200 nominations every month from visitors and locals who have received amazing service. We read over every single one, and without fail, they impress us with their warmth and sincerity. But once in … read more

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December 2013 Winner Joyce Barker with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

December 2013 Winner Joyce Barker of Tourism Vancouver

Joyce invited me to experience “Vancouver Hospitality” at her home and what a wonderful experience. I can’t even begin to thank Joyce for the (Lekker Kos) fantastic food, snacks and drinks. The photo in Joyce’s home by the Christmas tree … read more

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Vancouver Touirsm Sutdent Award recipient Frances Aeng

Vancouver Tourism Student Award

  The Vancouver Tourism Student Award is presented each year to a Capilano University student enrolled in a tourism or outdoor recreation-related program. This $1000 scholarship is intended to assist a student who demonstrates an exceptional sense of service, caring … read more

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November 2013 winner Stacey Vogl with Councillor Elizabeth Ball

November 2013 Winner Stacey Vogl of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

I would like to nominate Stacey Vogl of the Sheraton Wall Centre. She went above and beyond her duties of customer service. My friend and I were visiting from Switzerland in November 2013. We needed to get to the Sheraton … read more

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Estrella, Clint, Susan, and Jaci accept gifts for their outstanding teamwork at the Awards Ceremony

The Power of Teamwork

By: Alisa Dalhuisen As you may know, a Vancouver Tourism Award is most often awarded to one outstanding individual in our city each month. However, nomination ballots do not always read just one person’s name. In some cases, an entire … read more

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2013 Winners Mack Kekobad and Monette Subion of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver with General Manager Ulrich Samiet

October 2013 Winners Mack Kekobad and Monette Subion of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Around 11pm on a Friday night . . . my girlfriend and I were about to go clubbing when we realized she left her clubbing shoes back home in Surrey. We approached the front desk and spoke to the manager … read more

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Norman Stowe at the 1st Annual Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala in 1990.

Past Galas

By Brianna Prasloski As the 24th Annual Gala Awards Breakfast approaches, we here at the Vancouver Tourism Awards have been reminiscing about past galas. The very first awards breakfast took place on October 10th, 1990 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. … read more

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September 2013 Winner Gail Ross with Deputy Mayor Geoff Meggs

September 2013 Winner Gail Ross of Shannon Falls Information Centre

One of my passengers had left their bag behind at the falls with passport, money and valuables, but hadn’t realized. Gail called 2 other tour companies to advise that it had been handed in. When I announced it to my … read more

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Lost & Found

By Brianna Prasloski We’ve all been there – that awful feeling you get when you’ve lost something important. Luckily, Vancouver has some amazing customer service providers to help in our search efforts. Check out these two stories of truly excellent … read more

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August 2013 Winner Matt Gillis of Meridian Valet with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

August 2013 Winner Matt Gillis of Meridian Valet

  The young man I wanted to mention is Matt who works at the valet service.  My colleague and I parked at the hotel for weeks at a time and can into contact with several of the guys.  Matt, however, … read more

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Your Kind Words

Your Kind Words

By: Alisa Dalhuisen It’s without a doubt that every nomination we receive at the Vancouver Tourism Awards is packed with sincere gratitude. Some visitors like to sum up their experiences in a few expressive phrases, while others take time to … read more

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July 2013 Mark Brailey of the SuttonPlace Hotel with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

July 2013 Winner Mark Brailey of the Sutton Place Hotel

  I had called down to the Valet to have our vehicle brought up as we were soon to be checking out.  Mark saw that the back left rear tire was flat as it sat in your parking garage.  He … read more

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