TOTA donates over $7,500 to Scholarships and BC Hospitality Foundation

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) was honored to fund and present over $7,500 worth of annual awards to university students enrolled in Tourism and Hospitality programs at Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University this fall and the BC Hospitality Foundation.

The TOTA Tourism Excellence Scholarship is given annually to a student enrolled in their 3-4 year of the Bachelor of Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management Specialty (Okanagan College) and the Bachelor of Tourism Management Program (Thompson Rivers University). Recipients are selected based on academic standing with prefrance given for prior employment within the tourism industry.

“TOTA is proud to support these future leaders in our growing industry”, noted TOTA CEO Glenn Mandziuk. “The BC Hospitality Foundation contribution is going to an important cause that provides support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition. It also is committed to supporting the industry’s next generation by providing scholarships to selected students enrolled in hospitality, culinary and beverage programmes across BC.”

Monies raised from the proceeds of TOTA Events including the Golf Tournament and the Tourism Summit supported the bursaries and a $4,600 donation to the BC Hospitality Association.

October 28th TOTA CEO Glenn Mandziuk and Heather Schroeter of the BC Hospitality Foundation present to Maik Uhlmann at the TOTA AGM and Summit in October.

November 19th – TOTA Chair Bryan Pilbeam presents $1,500 to recipient Jessica Politewicz of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops

November 19th – Simone Carlysle – Smith of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association presents $1,500 to Maik Uhlmann at Okanagan College, Kelowna

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