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Stacey Gauley & Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Ball

December 2007: Stacey Gauley, Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

Around November of 2006, my family stayed at the Hampton Inn Vancouver. We were in town because my 5 year old son needed to visit Children’s Hospital as he was going through cancer. Stacey went out of her way to … read more

Patrick Lagunzad & Deputy Mayor David Cadman

November 2007: Patrick Lagunzad, Coast Mountain Bus Company

In October, I was in Vancouver for a week for a conference. On Friday evening, at about 6:00 pm, 19th of October, I was at the University of British Columbia and wanted to return to Downtown Vancouver. I asked a … read more

Ali Shamel Amir & Deputy Mayor David Cadman

October 2007: Ali Shamel Amir, Vancouver Taxi

I was visiting Vancouver from England and I have limited mobility because I use a wheelchair. Ali Shamel made me feel very relaxed and safe in his taxi. He gave me a guided tour of Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver. … read more

Sarah Vanderveer & Deputy Mayor Kim Capri

September 2007: Sarah Vanderveer, Manhattan Restaurant

Sarah went above and beyond her role to ensure that we and our young son were welcome in Manhattan Restaurant every evening for dinner. My husband broke his ankle very badly whilst we were on holiday in Vancouver. So, during … read more

Tuyen Vo & Deputy Mayor Raymond Louie

August 2007: Tuyen Vo, Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

I would like to forward the name of one of our associates for your consideration. His name is Tuyen Vo and he is a third Cook at the Westin Bayshore. So often, it is the “front of the house” or … read more

Julie Wells & Deputy Mayor Kim Capri

July 2007: Julie Wells, Bridges Restaurant

To Whom It May Concern, On Saturday, July 7, 2007, my husband, two friends and I had lunch at Bridges Restaurant at Granville Island. Our waitress, a cute blonde woman with glasses named Julie, “Jules”, was very accommodating. We certainly … read more

Cara Vanderhall & Deputy Mayor Peter Ladner

June 2007: Cara Vanderhall, Tourism Vancouver

When our Royal Caribbean cruise ship landed at the Vancouver port, there were no taxis or shuttles to transport the hundreds of people who were disembarking. With all the stressed and frustrated people invading her Tourism Vancouver Tourism Booth, Cara … read more

Alfred Esmeijer & Deputy Mayor Peter Ladner

May 2007: Alfred Esmeijer, Alfred’s Guest Services, Private Tours

I had just arrived to Vancouver from a cruise. Three other visitors and I had arranged for a tour of the city with Alfred’s Guest Services. We were only in town for one day and one night. We were very … read more

Jane LeTourneau & Deputy Mayor BC Lee

April 2007: Jane LeTourneau, Holiday Inn & Suites

Dear Suzanne Allemeier, Hotel Manager: I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to send a sincere thank you note for the accommodations provided during my stay from April 7th to 14th at your hotel. I always enjoy … read more

Dan Nguyen & Deputy Mayor BC Lee

March 2007: Dan Nguyen, Pacific Palisades Hotel

In April 2007, Judith and Bob Lovett, of Essex, England, were staying at the Pacific Palisades Hotel before departing on a three-day trip to Victoria to visit their son and his family. Judith has Multiple Sclerosis and relies extensively on … read more

Joachim Nidua & Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Ball

February 2007: Joachim Nidua, Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

Attention: Mr. Danny Crowell, General Manager Dear Mr. Crowell, I would like to commend one of your very capable staff members by the name of Joachim Nidua, who went far beyond the call of duty. On December 28, 2006, I … read more

Ron Windsor & Deputy Mayor George Chow

January 2007: Ron Windsor, Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel

A hotel guest at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver was experiencing a personal situation in her room and asked Ron Windsor for urgent assistance. While remaining calm and professional, Ron provided complete discretion while diffusing a potentially difficult situation. Needless to … read more