A Glimpse Into the Future of Hospitality in BC

Presenting the 2016 ‘Our Future Leaders’ BCHF Hospitality Scholarships, awarded on April 4, 2017 in Victoria, BC.

We’re pleased to share that the 2016 BC Hospitality Foundation ‘Our Future Leaders’ Scholarships were presented at the industry breakfast at SUMMIT 2017 in Victoria on Tuesday, April 4.

These scholarships, worth $1,500 each were awarded to students whose dedicated academic pursuit and focus on their chosen industry, make them all very worthy of this honour.

This year’s winners are: 

Rachel Bailey (Tourism and Hospitality Management, Business Administration Diploma), Okanagan College, receiving the Dick Gibbons Scholarship, sponsored by the BC Hotel Association

Mehernaaz (Mia) Batliwalla (Hospitality Management Diploma), Vancouver Community College, receiving the Peter Toigo Sr. Scholarship, sponsored by White Spot

Eli David Fucile (Bachelor of Hospitality Management), Vancouver Island University, sponsored by KPMG

Kimberley Gelaude (Hospitality Management Diploma), Camosun College, sponsored by SilverBirch Hotels

Hitin Goodur (Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma), North Island College, receiving the Lothar Heinrich Scholarship, sponsored by the BC Hotel Association

Clara Graves (Resort and Hotel Management), Selkirk College, sponsored by Gordon Food Service

Lindsay Henderson (Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management), Royal Roads University, sponsored by the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria

Emilie Kleine (Hospitality Event Planning), University of the Fraser Valley, sponsored by the Pacific Gateway Hotel

Jessica Loewen (Hospitality Management and Flight Attendant Preparation Diploma), Eton College, sponsored by the BC Hospitality Foundation

Allan Macalisang (Hospitality Management Diploma), Douglas College, sponsored by Boston Pizza

Breanna Regier (Professional Cook 1), Thompson Rivers University, sponsored by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Thanks to Dennis Green and his team at go2hr, who facilitated the selection of this year’s scholarship winners.

Cheers to ABLE BC and the BC Hotel Association for allowing us to present these special awards at Summit 2017.

Special thanks to Dawn Donahue, our volunteer scholarship chair, for her tireless efforts. Since 2009, she has helped the BCHF present a variety scholarships to support the next generation of industry leaders. To date, the BCHF has presented nearly 140 scholarships to students enrolled in hospitality, culinary and sommelier programs worth more than $180,000.

There are still opportunities to grow and maintain this incredible program. For any individual or organization that wants to join us in sponsorship and support, please contact Sujinder Juneja – sujinder [at] bchospitalityfoundation.com for more information.

To view an album of photos from the event, visit our FACEBOOK page.

For further information on our scholarship program, visit our SCHOLARSHIPS page.