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2015 AGM Report

Thursday • June 25, 2015

The 2015 AGM was held at the Fernie Curling Club on Thursday June 18th.

56 members & stakeholders were in attendance for the official business and networking social.

Board President & Chair, Mr Derick Berry led the offical portion of the event starting at 4pm. Having served with the organisation for 7 years (the past 3 years as chair), Mr Berry said he was leaving Tourism Fernie in excellent hands and encouraged the new board of directors to continue to lead the field in innovative and dynamic tourism marketing.

Mr Berry introduced various people throughout the official proceedings to assist with presentations including:

  • Mr Graham Nunn, Rockies Law Corporation, to officiate voting on bylaw changes and announce the new board of directors (see below)
  • Mr Gerald Price, GPI Accountants, to present the audited financial statement
  • Mrs Jikke Gyorki, Tourism Fernie's Executive Officer, to present the 2014-2015 Annual Report.

The 2015-2016 board of directors was announced:

  • Accommodation - less than 30 rooms: Mike McPhee, Island Lake Lodge
  • Accommodation - over 30 rooms solely owned: Shelley L'Estrange, Best Western PLUS Fernie Mountain Lodge
  • Accommodation - more than 30 rooms with rental management: Mike Delich, Fernie Lodging Company
  • Accommodation at Large: Jeremiah Pauw, Super 8 Fernie
  • Professional Services: Kyle Hamilton, Kyle Hamilton Photography
  • Activities, Attractions, Transportation: Christy Sutherland, Nonstop Ski & Snowboard
  • Food & Beverage, Retail: Erin Summers, Giv'Er Shirtworks
  • Director at Large: Lance Edwards, Elevation Industries
  • RCR: Tom Rosner, Director of Marketing
  • RCR: Andy Cohen, General Manager, Fernie Alpine Resort
  • City of Fernie: Councillor Jon Levesque

Jikke also invited board members Tom Rosner & Shelley L'Estrange to assist in presenting outgoing board members with a small token of appreciation for their service:

  • Derick Berry, Fernie Central Reservation
  • Jon Knauf, Mountain High Adventures, Mountain High Shuttle & Snow Pro
  • Joan Martin, Formerly Stanford Hotels & Resort

Following the conclusion of the official AGM, Tourism Fernie staff hosted a networking reception with special guest speakers, Jonathan Heerema & Karen Tocher from Expedia Corporate Services, on the power of partnership. Jikke also made a brief marketing update, discussing Tourism Fernie's current strategies marketing efforts. The presentation was concluded with a new video produced by Nick Nault and Sage McBride, created to act as a training and educational tool featuring Fernie's summer attractions & activities.

Following the presentations, guests were invited to enjoy a networking social with venue, catering & decor provided by:

  • The City of Fernie
  • Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Yamagoya
  • Starbucks
  • Fernie Brewing Company
  • Fernie Curling Club
  • The Green Petal
  • Kyle Hamilton Photography
  • Jenny Kamo Photography

Many thanks to all who attended, provided support and ran for election for the board of directors. A special thank you was also made to the membership in general, for their support following a challenging financial year. Almost 100% renewal of memberships has been received for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, with several new memberships also received.



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