The BCHF Industry Advisory Council will support awareness and revenue generation activities throughout British Columbia. The group will consist of individuals from a wide range of hospitality-related industry sectors.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Participate in an orientation to the BCHF
  • Lend their name and credibility to the BCHF, and act as an ambassador on an ongoing basis
  • Provide advice on strategy for both awareness and revenue generation initiatives
  • Champion initiatives within their industry sector


  • Pay an annual BCHF membership fee of $50.00 (which helps cover meeting expenses) due November 30th of previous year
  • Attend two meetings per year.  Meetings are approximately 2 hours in length and may include lunch and/ or a reception
  • the AGM, typically held in May
  • a year-end meeting, typically held in November
  • Participate in a minimum of three BCHF activities a year.  Example of these activities include:
    • Purchase and help sell tickets to a proprietary event
    • Volunteer at a proprietary or third-party event
    • Arrange for your company to participate in one of our proprietary events
    • Donate to one of our proprietary auctions or lotteries
    • Help sell tickets to one of our online lotteries
    • Become an active member of a BCHF committee
    • Become a monthly donor and encourage others to do the same

For more information, please contact Dana at


BC Tourism – Lucas Pavan – Destination Vancouver

BC Tourism – Matthew Holme – Destination Greater Victoria

Beneficiary – Darcy Murdoch

Beneficiary – Jocelyn Kaleka

Beverage Industry Logistics – Hussain Askari – Wine vault

Brewery – Ken Beattie – BC Craft Brewers Guild

Catering –  Claire May – Chef Claire

Chef Concierge – Charlie Gonzalez – Les Clefs d’Or Canada

Cidery – Barbara Ross – Burton Cidery

Coffee – Charlie Woods – Nespresso

Distillery – Tyler Dyck – Okanagan Spirits

Education – Jarrett Bachman – Fairleigh Dickinson University

Education – Nazmi Kamal – Capilano University

Event Management – Elan Morris – Okanagan Wine Festivals Society

Event Management – David Tikkanen – Meeting Professionals International (MPI) BC Chapter

Friend of the Foundation – Justine Harrison

Friend of the Foundation – Alan Sacks

Friend of the Foundation – Terry Duzenberry

Hotel – Kevin Nielson – Chateau Victoria

Hotel – Daniel Bibby – Spirit Ridge

Hotel – Jesse Crockett- The Josie Hotel

HR – Kim Osborne – Chemistry Consulting

HR – Colin MacCrimmon – Oak Bay Beach Hotel

HR – Marianne Albalkhi – Fairmont Empress

Industry Association – Lesley Brown – Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers

Industry Association – Trevor Kallies – Canadian Professional Bartenders Association

Industry Association – Mike Macleod – BC Hotel Association

Industry Association – Ted Lattimer – IVSA

Legal – VACANT

Logistics – Flavia Aarden-Kilger – ContainerWorld Group of Companies

LRS – Dave Smith – Everything Wine

LRS – Lynn Couthard – JAK’s

Marketing – VACANT

Marketing – Leeann Froese – Town Hall Brands

Media – Kurtis Kolt –

Restaurant (Independent) – Jenna Briscoe – Cafe Medina

Restaurant (Independent) – Margot Baloro

Restaurant (Independent) – Kristi Linneboe – Como

Restaurant (Chain) – Rob Carras – Joseph Richard Group

Supplier – Christine Blackwood – Blackwood Career Apparel + Essentials

Wine Importer – Colina Marshall – Antinori/Mark Anthony

Wine Importer – Caroline Carefoot – Univins and Spirits

Winery Domestic – Leslie D’Andrea – Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Wine Domestic – Chris Turyk – Unsworth Vineyards