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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
  • Social Media
  • Program Sales
  • Executive Office

    • Dave Petryk

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

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

      Corporate Services Manager
      Lana Cheong
      Contact for inquiries related to the Board of Directors (how to get involved, elections, nominations, etc.) and office policies/procedures.
  • Industry & Community Services

    • Jody Young

      Industry & Community Services Manager
      Jody Young
      Contact for Community Tourism Foundations/Opportunities Programs (CTF/CTO), sector and community tourism development, Tourism Vancouver Island events, regional research inquiries and special industry projects.
    • Suzanne Ghetler

      Tourism Services Assistant
      Suzanne Ghetler
      Contact for visitor information services, brochure distribution program and questions in regards to the association’s events.
  • Marketing Department

    • Denise Le Gal

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

      Trade & Media Manager
      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.
    • Nadine Chodl

      Trade & Media Coordinator
      Nadine Chodl
      Contact for image requests and general information pertaining to trade and media inquiries.
    • Kristy Mighton

      Consumer Marketing Coordinator
      Kristy Mighton
      Contact for consumer show logistics, visitor inquiries and questions in regards to the association's social media presence.
  • Stakeholder Business Development

    • Susan Webster

      Stakeholder Business Development Manager
      Susan Webster
      Contact Susan for marketing opportunities if your tourism business is located in the Pacific Rim region.
    • Victoria Graham

      Stakeholder Business Development Representative
      Victoria Graham
      Contact Victoria for marketing opportunities if your tourism business is located in the South Island, Cowichan or Nanaimo regions.
    • Karen Bonell

      Stakeholder Business Development Representative
      Karen Bonell
      Contact Karen for marketing opportunities if your tourism business is located in the Gulf Islands, Parksville/Qualicum Beach, North Central (Comox Valley, Campbell River) or North Island regions.
  • 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.
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