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Hamiota has one of the few known nesting sites for the Western Plains Garter Snake, a species once thought to be extinct.


14th Annual Call For Nominations

Introducing the 14th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards and the Call for Nominations!

We invite you to nominate an individual, business, organization or community within the region that has made significant contributions to the tourism industry.

The Awards Gala is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the International Peace Garden (Interpretive Center) starting at 6:00 p.m.




Choose the category or categories you wish to submit a nomination for:

Aspiring Youth - This tribute is presented to an individual under the age of 29 years in their capacity as a volunteer, employee, or entrepreneur.

Event of the Year - This tribute is presented to a hallmark festival or event that creates substantial economic impact within the local community, attracts visitors from outside the region/province/country, generates regional/national media attention and positively promotes Southwest Manitoba.

Marketing Excellence - This tribute is presented to a business, organization, event, or attraction that has developed an effective traditional, digital or social media marketing campaign that increases tourism to Southwest Manitoba.

Partnership - This tribute is presented to an alliance of local businesses and/or organizations and/or communities that have partnered together to promote tourism for a particular area.

Service Excellence - This tribute is presented to a business or organization for the delivery of exemplary service and enhancement of visitor experiences as demonstrated through a high degree of visitor satisfaction. 

Volunteer of the Year - This tribute is presented to a volunteer (a person who has not received payment) who has demonstrated an outstanding effort in a tourism activity.


Download the desired Nomination Form(s):

2017 Nomination Form - Aspiring Youth

2017 Nomination Form - Event of the Year

2017 Nomination Form - Marketing Excellence

2017 Nomination Form - Partnership

2017 Nomination Form - Service Excellence

2017 Nomination Form - Volunteer of the Year


Complete all sections of the nomination form and save the form to your computer.

Email the document as an attachment to info@tourismwestman.ca before 4:30 pm (CST), Friday, May 5, 2017.


*NOTE: any late submissions will not be considered eligible for consideration.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail info@tourismwestman.ca or call 1-888-303-2232.

Thank You!