TOTA Annual General Meeting

TOTA Annual General Meeting & Tourism Summit
November 13 + 14, 2018 — Spirit Ridge At Nk’Mip Resort By Hyatt | Osoyoos, BC

Drive for Sustainability

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

TOTA AGM 2015Electronic Voting

If required, electronic voting will open October 12, 2018, and close October 29, 2018. 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 2018 Board of Directors”). This ballot will give the voting instructions for TOTA and also how to cast your vote with ElectionRunner.

Electronic voting is now in progress.  View Nominees

Board of Director Nominations

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

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 Manager, Monte Creek Ranch Estate Winery (MONTE CREEK)
  • Glenn Grant, General Manager, BC Wildlife Park (KAMLOOPS)
  • Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets, Air Canada
  • Liz McKinney, President, Sip Happens Wine Tours (LAKE COUNTRY)
  • Andy Schwaiger, President, Kanata Adventure Specialists (CLEARWATER)
  • Kathrin von Andrian, Owner, Myra Canyon Ranch B & B (KELOWNA)

Returning Directors

The directors below are completing their two-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)
  • Lyndie Hill, Owner, Hoodoo Adventure Company (PENTICTON)
  • Christine Latimer, General Manager, Best Western PLUS Valemount (VALEMOUNT)
  • Brad Pelletier, Senior Vice President — Okanagan, Wesbild Holdings, parent company of Predator Ridge Resort (VERNON)
  • Bryan Pilbeam, Vice-President/General Manager, Hotel 540 (KAMLOOPS)
  • Steve Rice, Chair, Gold Country Communities Society (Spences Bridge)
  • Thom Tischik, Executive Director, Travel Penticton (Penticton)

Nomination Form

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  We encourage you to consider nominating a fellow stakeholder or consenting to be a nominee yourself. Download and complete the Nomination Form.  Nominations will be accepted until noon, Thursday, September 27. 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.