Contact Us

Tourism Association of Vancouver Island
501 – 65 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9R 5H9

Phone (250) 754-3500
Fax (250) 754-3599

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm


Not sure who to contact? Select a category:

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  • Media Interviews
  • Financial Services
  • Office Operations
  • Board of Directors
  • Contracts and Proposals
  • Community Development
  • Events
  • Marketing Programs
  • Trade and Media
  • Program Sales
  • Executive Office

    • Dave Petryk

      President & CEO
      Dave Petryk
      Contact for news media interviews, issues, corporate policy and governance.

      EQ Type - Gentle Explorer
    • Sharon Scott

      Financial Services & Operations
      Sharon Scott
      Contact for bill payments, invoice inquiries, credit card payments, or to discuss terms of repayment on your account.

      EQ Type - Gentle Explorer
    • Darsey Batchelor

      Office Assistant
      Darsey Batchelor
      Contact for general consumer inquiries, connecting with media and travel trade, itinerary suggestions, and familiarization or press trip assistance.

      EQ Type - Free Spirit
  • Industry & Community Services

    • Lana Cheong

      Community & Industry Specialist
      Lana Cheong
      Contact for inquiries related to the Board of Directors (how to get involved, elections, nominations, etc.), office policies/procedures, and the Remarkable Experiences Program.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
    • Calum Matthews

      Community & Industry Specialist
      Calum Matthews
      Contact for information related to destination development and cooperative marketing programs, outreach programs, regional research inquiries, value of tourism presentations and special industry projects.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
  • Marketing Department

    • Denise Le Gal

      Consumer Marketing Specialist
      Denise Le Gal
      Contact for questions about our annual marketing plan, ideas for marketing programs, getting involved with EQ or other marketing-related inquiries.

      EQ Type - Cultural History Buff
    • Heather McEachen

      Trade & Media Specialist
      Heather McEachen
      Contact for trade and media images, information on working with travel trade and becoming export ready, connecting with media and travel trade, itinerary suggestions, familiarization or press trip assistance, Vancouver Island editorial clippings and story ideas.

      EQ Type - Free Spirit
  • Sales Representatives

    • Cindy Pollard

      Sales Representative
      Cindy Pollard
      Contact Cindy if you're interested in participating in any of our co-operative marketing programs. Cindy's regions are:

      Gulf Islands
      South Island
    • Kevin East

      Sales Representative
      Kevin East
      Contact Kevin if you're interested in participating in any of our co-operative marketing programs. Kevin's regions are:

      Parksville/Qualicum Beach
      Pacific Rim
      North Central
      North Island
  • Vancouver Island North Tourism

    • Joli White

      Tourism Coordinator, Vancouver Island North Tourism
      Joli White
      Contact for information on tourism marketing programs for the Vancouver Island North region of Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alice, Alert Bay, Sointula, Telegraph Cove, and Rural Areas A, B, C and D of the Regional District of Mount Waddington.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
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