2023 - Industry Scholarship | Sponsored by Michael Willingham Legacy Fund

Elsie Carlson

Being awarded with this Scholarship is an exciting and encouraging opportunity that will benefit me greatly in my future education. I can’t wait to learn more about the Tourism Industry, meet new people, and make a difference in people’s lives, allowing them to experience the amazing outdoors and wildlife that I was lucky enough to grow up around here in the Bella Coola Valley.
2023 - Emily Sheane Legacy Scholarship | Sponsored by Joe Fortes and Moraine Estate Winery

Jacqueline Stahlbrand

I am extremely grateful to be selected for this scholarship opportunity. This financial aid will help me build my design business and career to new levels. My condolences go to the family and loved ones of Emily.
Ken Beattie
2023 - Industry Advisory Council

Ken Beattie

Ken’s passion for the beer industry began in British Columbia in 1987 when he was hired as a summer student for a brewery. Ken has now spent nearly 30 years in the beer community in British Columbia in various sales management roles with 2 breweries. Since July 2013, Ken’s role as the Executive Director of BC Craft Brewers Guild, combines his passion and experience in representing over 200 independently owned and operated craft breweries and brewpubs who are currently shaping BC’s beer culture. Ken also works with as the lead administrator for the BC Ale Trail, is a faculty member of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing and Brewing Operations program, a industry representative on the Business Technical Advisory Panel to the provincial government and sits on the board of the Canadian Craft Brewers Association.
Kayla Brent
2023 - BC WISE Scholarship | Sponsored by Quails' Gate

Kayla Brent

When I received the e-mail notifying me that I had been selected to receive the BC WISE scholarship, I was immediately overcome with excitement, relief, and gratitude. The financial burden of tuition has been the biggest barrier to me pursuing further wine education. Having an organization like the BC Hospitality Foundation tell you that they support your career choice and want to help you along your journey is incredibly validating. It is truly an honour to be joining the ranks of all the wonderful people this organization has promoted throughout its history.