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Kananaskis and Icefield Heli Tours' appointment

Kananaskis Heli Tours Canada (KHT) & Icefield Heli Tours Canada (IHT) are pleased to announce that Vanessa Gagnon has joined their team as Assistant General Manager. A recent Honours graduate from SAIT’s Travel and Tourism program, Vanessa has been recognized not only for her academic achievements but also for her finesse as a leader. She is a recipient of the Government of Alberta issued Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership and the Skål International Calgary Award.

Vanessa had the opportunity to successfully exhibit her skills and passion for the industry through a practicum with the Tourism Sales division of the Calgary Stampede, and as a Familiarization Tour Host during GlobalFest’s International Fireworks and Multicultural Festival this past year. She has recently embarked on supplementing her diploma with a Marketing Certificate from SAIT.

A native to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Vanessa has lived throughout Western Canada, Europe and Australia. But, there is no denying her heart lies within the Rockies, where she revels in snowboarding, hiking, and photographing the gorgeous scenery.

Vanessa's knowledge and experience in travel and tourism comes first hand, and as noted by President/CEO Ralph Sliger, “Vanessa’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm make her an ideal fit for her new role with Kananaskis and Icefield Heli Tours.”

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