Entertainment announced for You’re Welcome Edmonton Awards
May 15, 2008
Exceptional employees in Greater Edmonton’s hospitality industry were honoured in festival style at Edmonton Tourism’s 8th annual You’re Welcome Edmonton (YWE) awards gala last night (May 13) at the Winspear Centre.
“Our front line workers are critical to the success of our industry,” says Ken Fiske, Edmonton Economic Development Corp.’s Vice-President Tourism, Events and Motion Pictures. “Edmonton Tourism is proud to produce the You’re Welcome Edmonton program and awards gala in partnership with industry. We salute all of the 2008 nominees.”
The evening brought together nominees, their family and friends, a dazzling array of Edmonton performers (courtesy of Edmonton Tourism’s Festival City in a Box program presented by TransAlta), and distinguished guests including Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel.
Teams of industry partners from the hospitality and tourism sector conducted a record number of interviews this past April to determine the finalists for 17 award categories.
Here are the 2008 YWE winners:
|Outstanding Administrative Services
||Sandman Hotel West Edmonton |
|Outstanding Banquet Services||Hanif Mohammad||The Sutton Place Hotel|
|Outstanding Bartender||Andy Young||The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald|
|Outstanding Bell Person||Laury Supernant||Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort|
|Outstanding Casual Server||Jocelyn Jackson||Delta Edmonton South Hotel |
|Outstanding Quick Food Server||Meghan Ward||West Edmonton Mall (World Water Park)|
|Outstanding Driver||Rod Evans||Edmonton Transit System|
|Outstanding Fine Dining Server||Joao Machado||The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald |
|Outstanding Food Services||Magdalena Adarna||Greater Edmonton Foundation|
|Outstanding Frontline Services||Kory Kilborn||Air Canada|
|Outstanding Heart of House||Lacey Barten||Coast Edmonton House|
||Geeta Mohess||Union Bank Inn|
|Outstanding Information Services||Misha Hartfeil||Northlands|
|Outstanding Reservations Agent||Moira Stewart||The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald|
|Outstanding Retail Services||Karen Jamieson||The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald|
|Outstanding Tour Guide||Diane Jeffery||Elk Island Retreat Ltd.|
|Outstanding Volunteer||Rod Walker||Northlands|
Note: All of this year’s YWE winners have been invited to attend a Winners Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on May 28 at 8 a.m. News media interested in a complimentary breakfast with this year’s YWE winners should RSVP to (780) 917-7894 by noon on May 27.
Edmonton Economic Development Corp. (EEDC)
Phone: (780) 917-7894