Interlake Finalists in the Travel Mb. Awards announced this week

Finalists for the 2012 Travel Mb. Awards are:

Event of the Year

Lockport Dam Family Festival is recognized as a finalist in this category for promoting, educating and engaging people in the unique history and multicultural development of the Lockport area. In its third year, the festival grown to include new programming and family-friendly activities next to the Red River and the unique St. Andrews Lock and Dam.

Product Development Award

Integrity Foods “Artisan Baker for a Day” is recognized as a finalist in this category for providing a new “on the farm” culinary experience. This one-of-a-kind, day-long experience provides visitors with a hands-on baking experience that allows them to interact with locals and learn something new.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Fraser Stewart is recognized as a finalist in this category for his 39 years of volunteer work with the Marine Museum in Selkirk and for his involvement in a variety of tourism initiatives including the RM of St. Clements Heritage Committee, the Selkirk BIZ Tourism Committee, Rivers West and Bed & Breakfast Manitoba.

Winnipeg Airport Authority Award of Distinction

Gail McDonald is recognized as a finalist in this category for her 15 years of service in various roles in Manitoba’s tourism industry. From the establishment and development of the West Interlake Trading Company, to managing the Interlake Tourism Association and providing tourism and customer service related training, Gail has demonstrated innovation, leadership and partnership.