16th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala – Registration now OPEN!

Tourism Westman is proud to announce the 16th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala. This special evening will recognize and celebrate the exceptional individuals, businesses, organizations and communities within the Westman region that have made significant contributions to tourism development and promotion over the past year.

Awards will be given in seven categories; Aspiring Youth, Event of the Year, Marketing Excellence, Partnership, Service Excellence, Volunteer of the Year and Indigenous Tourism. In addition to the regional recognition, all winners will be nominated for the chance to advance to the Manitoba Tourism Awards for a chance to be recognized at a Provincial level.

24 nominations have been submitted for the 2019 Awards from communities including; Brandon, Boissevain, Deloraine, Elkhorn, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Reston & Virden.

Nominees are as follows:

Aspiring Youth:

Jonah Neufeld, Boissevain
Maddy Grant, Minnedosa
Magen Swift, Minnedosa
Sam Cluett, Elkhorn
Ty Worthington, Brandon

Event of the Year:

2019 Tim Horton’s Brier, Brandon
Grim Acres Scare Away Cancer, Brandon
Source for Sports AAA Hockey Challenge, Brandon
The Nightmare Factory, Deloraine
Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa

Marketing Excellence:

Chantelle Parrott – Valley Life Place Brand, Minnedosa
Maddy Grant – Re-Discover Minnedosa Video Series


Rotary Club of Brandon
East End Experience, Brandon
RM of Pipestone Recreation Development Area, Reston
Neepawa & District Chamber of Commerce

Service Excellence:

Crow’s General Store, Brandon
Prairie Firehouse, Brandon
Rick Felstead, International Peace Garden
Virden Lion’s Campground

Volunteer of the Year:

The Costume Closet Volunteers, Virden
Kathy Tomlinson, Minnedosa

Indigenous Tourism:

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations, Brandon
Tipi Tours Legacy Project, Brandon

Award winners will be announced at the Tribute to Tourism Gala being held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at Prairie Firehouse in Brandon, MB. The evening will feature a lovely meal and wine, entertainment and last but not least, the Awards Ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($40 + GST), please contact the Tourism Westman office at 1-204-726-1513 or download and complete a registration form (below) and email to info@tourismwestman.ca.

2019 Registration Form