The Tourism Industry Partners Invitational Golf Tournament was established 11 years ago to foster future generations of tourism professionals through scholarships and awards raised primarily through the annual golf tournament.  With the goal of placing the funds directly into the hands of the students and programs, $60K in scholarships and awards are distributed to students and programs on an annual basis.


The Partners in Tourism – TIP Society is very excited to be collaborating with go2HR to connect with multiple colleges and universities across the province seeking students who will benefit from our assistance to achieve their “Last Lap” of accreditation.  The society acknowledges go2HR’s role in connecting the industry to tourism programs and students and will be working on a multi-year approach to ensure funds are distributed across the province in disciplines including adventure, culinary, hospitality and tourism, while also supporting distinct groups such as students with special needs.

“Our board is excited to celebrate a new level of awards,” says co-chair James Terry, “where students from across the province and their programs are recognized as the future leaders in our industry. The reach and impact of TIP donations has expanded significantly.”

This year an exclusive invitation was extended to students recognized by BC Tourism program member deans, department heads and faculty for their academic standing and commitment to a career in the industry.  Most of the students selected have recently completed their programs or are in the process of graduating.  Representing four colleges and one university from British Columbia the students were selected because they have what it takes: drive, passion, industry experience and the grades to back it up.

We are thrilled to be offering our support and encouragement to this year’s award recipients:

  • Katherine MacRae, Tourism Management, Royal Roads University
  • Chelsey Stickney, Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma, North Island College
  • Cassidy Janzen, Destination Marketing, Eton College
  • Nicole Chan, Hospitality Management, Canadian Tourism College
  • Jess Lindsay, Hospitality and Resort Business Management, Canadian Tourism College
  • Linda Bramkamp, Hospitality and Resort Business Management, Canadian Tourism College
  • Matthew Kwong, Tourism Marketing Management, BCIT
  • Stephanie Mah, Tourism Marketing Management, BCIT
  • Julianne Ratchford, Tourism Marketing Management, BCIT

Event photography by Coast Mountain Photography

 Vancouver Community College

We have a long standing relationship with VCC where we have annually provided funds through bursaries directly benefiting its students as well as supporting student programs. Since the founding of our relationship, $320K will be distributed to students enrolled at VCC. The funds will be dispersed through the following categories:

  • Students participating in Skills Canada competitions – $100K (2014 – 2018)
  • Entrance Awards – $100K (2014 – 2018)
  • Full Scholarships – $100K (2014 – 2018)
  • Annual Student Awards – $20K (2014 – 2018)

This year’s recipients of the TIP Annual Student Awards honoured are:

  • Kristina Gamboa, Hospitality Management, VCC
  • Paul Mon-Kau, Culinary Arts, VCC

Les Clefs d’Or Canada – BC Region

TIP Invitational Golf Tournament is thrilled to support the professional concierge association Les Clefs d’Or Canada, BC Region by sponsoring one Member to attend an International Congress.  The TIP Bursary provides the Member an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world, attend the Education Symposium and the Annual General Meeting of the association.

David Reid of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, was honoured to receive this year’s bursary presented by James Terry and Michael Pye.  David is a very passionate and eager volunteer within Les Clefs d’Or and is excited for the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world to make new friendships and exchange ideas.

Event photography by Coast Mountain Photography