BILL ROWE MEMORIAL TOURISM AWARD 

Bill Rowe worked 39 years for Air Canada in a career that took Bill and his wife to many parts of the world. Bill led a full life, active in numerous organizations (SkålPionairs, SFU Board, Chaine des Rotisseurs) and was known for his bubbling, inquisitive, outgoing personality and kind, caring disposition. He had a gift for making everyone from all walks of life feel welcome and important. Up to his passing in 2010, he organized the Tourism Award on behalf of Skål Canada -Vancouver and it is for this reason that the club honours his memory by annually presenting the Skål Canada – Vancouver, Bill Rowe Memorial Tourism Award to recognize leaders, organizations and programs in the travel & tourism industry. 

 Following is the criteria to receive the award: An individual, company or organization that has notably, over an extended period of time, enhanced the development of tourism and has contributed to the ethical values that are common to humanity. 

2019 Wickaninnish Inn  
2018 Steve Halliday  
2017 Vancouver Convention Centre Ken Cretney, President and CEO BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo)
2016 The Visitor Centre at Tourism Vancouver Ty Speer, President & CEO 
2015 Grouse Mountain Resorts Michael Cameron, President
2014 Cruise Lines International Association North West & Canada Greg Wirtz, President 
2013 Rick Antonson President & CEO Tourism Vancouver
2012 Pacific Coach Lines Dennis Shikaze, President
2011 Vancouver Attractions Group Nancy Chilton, Executive Director
2010 Canadian Tourism Commission Michele McKenzie, President
2009 Jim Storie President, Vancouver Trolley Company
2008 Vancouver AM Vivian Farcas, President
2007 Vancouver International Airport Larry Berg, President
2006 Doug Keough Travel Trade Publisher
2005 International Conference Services Franzika Kaltineggar, President
2004 Capilano Suspension Bridge  Nancy Stibbard, President
2003 Great Canadian Rail Tours Peter Armstrong, President