The Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual industry awards were held last night (Nov. 26) in Ottawa, and CHDA member Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures took the Small or Medium Sized Business of the Year Award.
Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide, finalists for the award also included Chef Gaëtan Tessier of ChocoMotive in Montebello, QC, and Lulu Island Winery Ltd. in Richmond, BC.
Awarded to a business that exemplifies “industry best practices in all aspects of its operations, and is thus an example of all-round business excellence in the tourism industry,” judging criteria for the award also included: the overall strength and viability of the business; its commitment to visitor/participant/spectator satisfaction; its commitment to growth, innovation and product development; its contribution to the enhancement of the tourism industry; and its commitment to human resource development. Cypress Hills Eco-Adventures under the leadership of Jori Kirk, has done all of that and more with an impact on the Tourism Industry in Saskatchewan, and closer to home here in Saskatchewan’s southwest that has been profound.
“Jori’s work rallying tourism operators to the CHDA Inc. banner and his vision for what could be accomplished by working together as a region has been foundational for our organization,” says CHDA Board Chair Royce Pettyjohn. “His friends and colleagues here in the Cypress Hills congratulate him and thank him for his commitment to the Tourism Industry here at home”
This latest win tops what has been a banner year for the young company, having also won the 2013 Business of the Year Award at the Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence this past April. The company will also see their second ziplining location, Elk Ridge Eco-Adventures, open in May of 2015, at Elk Ridge Resort, east of Prince Alberta National Park.
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