Ottawa – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) announced last Thursday that Senator Nancy Greene Raine and Al Raine will be recognized with the Tourism Toronto Lifetime Achievement Award.
Following their successful careers in downhill skiing, Senator Greene Raine and her husband Al were leaders in the development of Canada’s ski tourism industry, including their instrumental roles in the early development of Whistler-Blackcomb and Sun Peaks.
“Nancy and Al are true pioneers of Canada’s tourism industry, shaping the way we think of ourselves as a ski destination,” said David Goldstein, TIAC’s president and CEO. “Their contribution to the development of B.C.’s ski industry and its integration with the broader tourism sector has helped us create an unparalleled experience for visitors, and tens of thousands of jobs for Canadians.”
The Tourism Toronto Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented as part of the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala at Fairmont Chateau Laurier on Nov. 24. The gala ceremony is the highlight of The Tourism Congress, Canada’s national travel and tourism industry conference.