TOTA Annual General Meeting

Tourism VernonTOTA Annual General Meeting & Tourism Summit
November 23-24, 2016 — Predator Ridge, Vernon

Come to the Annual General Meeting to hear the latest your Regional Tourism Association is undertaking on your behalf.

AGM Schedule:

 3:00–3:45pm TOTA Annual General Meeting
 4:00–6:00pm Destination BC Presentation
Marsha Walden — Raising our Game

TOTA AGM 2015Electronic Voting

Voting is now closed! If required, electronic voting will open October 24, 2016 and close November 8, 2016. Voting is by electronic ballot from If you are a voting TOTA stakeholder, you will receive an email from Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA (email: with the subject “Your Invitation to Vote in the Election: TOTA 2016 Board of Directors”). This ballot will give the voting instructions for TOTA (see below) and also how to cast your vote with ElectionRunner.

Board of Director Nominations

Seven (7) positions on the TOTA Board of Directors are available for a two year term. View the Nominee Biographies

The following list are the Board approved and recommended nominees for the vacancies in the upcoming year (in alphabetical order):

  • Frank Antoine, Cultural Co-ordinator, Quaaout Lodge (CHASE)
  • Erik Fisher, General Manger, Monte Creek Ranch Estate Winery (MONTE CREEK)
  • George Hanson, Owner Seven Stones Winery (CAWSTON)
  • Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets, Air Canada
  • Bryan Pilbeam, Vice-President/General Manager, Hotel 540 (KAMLOOPS)
  • Andy Schwaiger, President, Kanata Adventure Specialists (CLEARWATER)
  • Kathrin von Andrian, Owner, Myra Canyon Ranch B & B (KELOWNA)

Additional names to be added of those stakeholders who have been nominated (in alphabetical order):

  • Lindsay Rainbird, Sales Manager, Hotel Zed and Accent Inns (KELOWNA)
  • Steven Tulloch, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bluestar Tours (KELOWNA)

Returning Directors

The directors below are completing their 2 year term and are still on the board.

  • Michael J Ballingall, Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort (BIG WHITE)
  • Don Brogan, General Manager, Walnut Beach Resort, (OSOYOOS)
  • Gene Covert, Co-Owner, Covert Farms and Covert Farms Family Estate Winery (OLIVER)
  • Glenn Grant, General Manager, BC Wildlife Park (KAMLOOPS)
  • Lyndie Hill, Owner, Hoodoo Adventure Company (PENTICTON)
  • Graeme Jenkins, Executive General Manager, Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel (KAMLOOPS)
  • Brad Pelletier, Vice President — Okanagan Region, Wesbild Holdings, parent company of Predator Ridge Resort (VERNON)
  • Steve Rice, Chair, Gold Country Communities Society (Spences Bridge)

Nomination Form

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. We encourage you to consider nominating a fellow stakeholder or consenting to be a nominee yourself. Nominations will be accepted until noon, Friday, October 7. Please ensure the nominee and all nominators are on the current list of voting stakeholders (see below).


View the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Constitution and Bylaws.

Voting Stakeholders

View a list of voting stakeholders. The nominee and all nominators must be on this list.