Indigenous businesses honoured at annual tourism gala
- EFN Staff | April 22, 2019
Saskatchewan’s tourism sector honoured businesses and individuals at the 30th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, which was celebrated in Saskatoon last week on April 11 at the TCU Place.
“[The gala] is a special occasion celebrating the 30th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence,” said Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Gene Makowsky in a media release. “The Government of Saskatchewan extends congratulations to the award recipients and finalists, and to the Tourism Builders honoured this evening. Their hard work contributes to authentic, remarkable visitor experiences that make Saskatchewan a great place to visit.”
There were numerous winners of the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2018 including the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Gold Eagle Casino, located in North Battleford, won the Tourism Employer of the Year Award, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon won the Indigenous Tourism Experience Award Sponsored by Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.
“Tourism Saskatchewan is exceedingly proud of the effort that has made the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence a 30-year success story,” Tourism Saskatchewan CEO Mary Taylor-Ash said. “We take even greater pride in the work of our industry. These awards showcase tourism operators and businesses that epitomize hospitality and leadership. They inspire others to dream big and pursue their goals with unwavering determination. Tourism Saskatchewan is delighted to celebrate their achievements.”
There were 11 other awards that were given to other recipients in Saskatchewan.