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Published On: Monday, 01 May 2017

Tourism Victoria Award Winners Announced at AGM

Tourism Victoria Award Winners Announced at AGM

VICTORIA – Two people who have made significant contributions to Greater Victoria’s tourism economy are being honoured today at Tourism Victoria’s annual general meeting.

  • Mike Corrigan, CEO of Interferry and former CEO of BC Ferries, is the recipient of the 34th annual Miracle Award.
    • The Miracle Award recognizes an outstanding individual or group that has shown leadership in the development of the tourism industry in Greater Victoria.
  • Brian Henry, owner of Ocean River Sports and pioneer of the sea kayak industry, is the recipient of the 2017 Life Member Award.
    • The Life Member Award recognizes an individual’s exceptional contributions to Tourism Victoria, the tourism industry and the Greater Victoria community.

“We are delighted to celebrate two deserving award recipients who represent partnerships that have played very important roles in the growth of Greater Victoria’s tourism industry,” says Tourism Victoria President and CEO Paul Nursey.

“We are also pleased to announce our organization’s business results for 2016, which show that we are operating at a high level and working hard to help ensure our industry partners are ready for opportunities that open up with successful growth.”

Under Mr. Corrigan’s leadership, BC Ferries has been a true partner in tourism. From ever increasing levels of service and amenity, to experimenting with flexible off-peak pricing and being able to absorb growing tourism numbers smoothly, BC Ferries has done a lot of things well in recent years.

Mr. Henry is a true stalwart and giant in Greater Victoria’s outdoor adventure industry. Soft spoken but hugely influential, Brian has helped to pioneer the adventure tourism sector that is a significant pillar of our industry.

The awards were presented on April 28 at the Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites as part of Tourism Victoria’s annual general meeting.