Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort wins national award

The recent Toy Drive Breakfast collected 1,827 toys, $1,471 in cash and $2,175 in gift cards for the needy of Parksville Qualicum Beach

  • Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre has been selected to receive the 2013 Hotel Association of Canada Award of Excellence in the category of Humanitarian.

The hotel association says the property and staff receive this award in recognition of their long history and dedication as a generous supporter of many charitable campaigns and initiatives both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours.

Recently, Tigh-Na-Mara hosted the 5th Annual Toy Drive breakfast where 49 volunteer team members enthusiastically fed more than 1,600 people and collected 1,827 toys, $2,175 in gift cards as well as $1,471 in cash assisting the local Society of Organized Services Christmas Campaign.  They continue spreading Christmas cheer by preparing and serving a Christmas turkey dinner to hundreds at the Salvation Army Hall.

“On behalf of Tigh-Na-Mara and all our dedicated team we are very proud and humbled to be receiving this Humanitarian Award” says Tigh-Na-Mara general manager Paul Drummond.  “It’s part of our corporate culture to be engaged and give back to our communities because charity always begins at home.” Drummond will attend and receive the Humanitarian Hall of Fame Award of Excellence on February 12, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.

— NEWS Staff