You’re Welcome Edmonton
Recognize and Celebrate!
The 13th Annual You’re Welcome Edmonton Awards centre around two words - recognition and celebration. These two words emulate the spirit of the program as we recognize and celebrate the individuals in the greater Edmonton area who take pride in providing outstanding customer service to you our valued visitor and customer.
Nominations for this year’s gala have been collected, and the industry did not disappoint. Edmonton Tourism collected 3069 nominations from 140 different organizations! That is almost three times the number of nominations collected last year!
The 13th Annual You're Welcome Edmonton Awards Gala
The 13th Annual You're Welcome Edmonton Awards Gala recognized and celebrated 18 individuals in a night filled with great food, high-energy music, and a hundred foot wide screen!
Edmonton Tourism congratulates the following award recipients:
Outstanding Administrative Services – Zahra Mawji, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
Outstanding Banquet / Catering Server – Raeanna Koo, The Shaw Conference Centre
Outstanding Bartender / Wine Steward – Shalaine Quick, The Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
Outstanding Counter / Quick Food Server – Anna Marie Cruz, Second Cup
Outstanding Culinary Services – Daniel Ducharme, The Westin Edmonton
Outstanding Customer Service - Transportation – Anita Czarnecki, WestJet
Outstanding Dining Server – Caroline Schwabe – Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
Outstanding Driver Services – John Barrigan, Edmonton Taxi Service Group
Outstanding Evening Fine Dining Server – Parker Budda-Binder, Tom Goodchild’s Moose Factory
Outstanding Gaming Services – Helen Mah, Casino Edmonton, Pure Canadian Gaming
Outstanding Guest Services – Accommodations – Jade Guinchard, Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
Outstanding Host Services – Sana Alatawneh, Mayfield Inn and Suites
Outstanding Housekeeping Services – Karla Ceja Alcantara, Sandman Hotel Edmonton West
Outstanding Operational Support – Olubankole Kaffo, Sawridge Inn Edmonton South
Outstanding Retail Services – Shaquille Noel, Guess Inc.
Outstanding Support Services – Ron Strauss, Northlands
Outstanding Tourism Services – Bill Eldridge, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Outstanding Volunteer Services – Heather Peckitt, Rendez-vous Canada 2012
While there can only be 18 award recipients, all of the 2012 nominees should be proud of their nomination - they represent the superstars of the industry! Looking ahead to next year's gala, we need to continue the nomination process, and continue to recognize and celebrate outstanding customer service in the greater Edmonton area.
Click here to nominate someone for outstanding customer service.