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January 2016 winner Sandy Sangha with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

January 2016 Winner Sandy Sangha of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

My wife and I stayed at your hotel this past Saturday night when we came into Vancouver to celebrate our 11th Anniversary.  We want to thank you for the exceptional service offered by the hotel staff . . . from … read more

December 2015 winners Larry and Susan Tamkin with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

December 2015 winners Larry and Susan Tamkin of Hire-a-Santa

This man has been the Santa at Royal City Centre for as many as 35 years. I took my son to see him when he’d be in the window of Woodwards. My son is now 32. Now my grandchildren have … read more

November 2015 winner Mac Fattahi with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

November 2015 Winner Mac Fattahi of the Vancouver Convention Centre

I was experiencing back pain due to the long sitting in uncomfortable chairs in our convention.  Mac not only found a solution for me using a blanket for the small of my back but worked with the information desk to … read more

October 2015 winner Jan Hancock with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

October 2015 Winner Jan Hancock of Tourism Vancouver

We met Jan at the Lionsgate Bridge and inquired from her on how to get to Capilano Suspension Bridge and she offered to go home and pick up her car.  Picked us up and drove us to Capilano – got … read more

September 2015 winner Zhor Aatany with Deputy Mayor Heather Deal

September 2015 Winner Zhor Aatany of the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouer Harbourfront

My wife and I have been guests at the Pinnacle during a conference.  During our stay Zhor has gone out of her way, far beyond her job description, to make our stay in the hotel and our visit to Vancouver … read more

August 2015 winner Lincoln Labere with Councillor Melissa De Genova

August 2015 winner Lincoln Labere of the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

Three weeks ago I went to the Pinnacle Hotel buffet for breakfast.  While waiting for my omelet, Chef Lincoln Labere and I engaged in light conversation.  Finding him engaging and interesting, I asked him a few questions about an issue … read more

July 2015 winner Anne-Julie Parent with Councillor Melissa De Genova

July 2015 Winner Anne-Julie Parent of the Vancouver Aquarium

We received 3 outstanding nominations for Anne-Julie! “We met her during After Hours last week, she was exceptional with us!  We were celebrating my bachelorette party and she made this night even more special!  She made us laugh all night, … read more

June 2015 Winner Chris Shellard with Councillor Kerry Jang

June 2015 Winner Chris Shellard of the Fairmont Pacific Rim

I would like to take the opportunity to mention an employee of the Fairmont Pacific Rim who continues to go above and way beyond in making every stay fantastic. Chris Shellard always provides me with service that goes above and … read more

May 2015 Winner Hector Solares with Councillor Kerry Jang

May 2015 Winner Hector Solares of the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

My family and myself had the pleasure of meeting Hector during our stay in Vancouver. During this time we had rented a car, but due to an error in the booking the rental agency had not reserved a car seat … read more

April 2015 Winner Michelle Smith with Councillor Melissa De Genova

April 2015 Winner Michelle Smith of Britannia Mine Museum

My wife and I and two grandchildren visited your museum last Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Prior to leaving for Vancouver . . . I carelessly left my camera inside the washroom. We drove off and I absentmindedly did not … read more

March 2015 winner Amelia Schmidt with Councillor Melissa De Genova

March 2015 Winner Amelia Schmidt of Grouse Mountain

She was awesome looking after her passengers when the tram broke down Friday the 13th. She was so good at keeping everyone calm and entertained.  I thought she was so brave to get a harness and get out on top … read more

February 2015 winner Kathie Davide with Councillor Melissa De Genova

February 2015 Winner Kathie David of BC Ferries Vacations

Kathie went above and BEYOND for my boyfriend and myself!! We were trying to plan a romantic get away for the Valentine weekend to Vancouver Island and it was not going well. She called each place I showed interest in … read more