VACAY IT FORWARD CHALLENGE
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort launches the Vacay It Forward Challenge!
The people who deserve a vacation the most are often the very last people who have the opportunity to take one. Now, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort has created a social corporate responsibility initiative to change all that with the Vacay It Forward Challenge.
“Those of us in the hospitality industry are in the business of creating wonderful experiences for our guests. We also value our special relationships within our communities by supporting a number of different charities. By creating the Vacay It Forward Challenge, Tigh-Na-Mara and our hospitality industry can work together to help make a difference and reward those who do so much to make the lives of others better,” says Luba Plotnikoff, Marketing & Media Relations Manager at Tigh-Na-Mara.
The rules of Vacay It Forward are simple. Tigh-Na-Mara is challenging seven hospitality properties to select the charity of their choice, determine a recipient and Vacay It Forward.
Every property challenged will be listed on the Vacay It Forward Facebook page www.facebook.com/vacayitforward
To launch Vacay It Forward, Tigh-Na-Mara has selected two charity organizations:
Variety - The Children’s Charity, and the Society of Organized Services.
Through collaboration with these charities the first two Vacay It Forward recipients have been selected and are: Ani Khoudian from Vancouver, who was recently named the 2015 Variety Parent Champion and received the 46th Variety Annual Heart Award; and Allegra Jenkins of Parksville, a single mother of three young children, who has had to face many obstacles.
“Both of the Vacay It Forward recipients are a true inspiration and it is with great pleasure that we at Tigh-Na-Mara are able to share kindness, take care of all the details so both of these families can take time for themselves, reconnect with each other, and enjoy a vacation on us,” says Tigh-Na-Mara’s General Manager, Paul Drummond.
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort proudly launches Vacay It Forward and is pleased to announce that a number of properties challenged have accepted including Vancouver Island properties: Pacific Sands Beach Resort in Tofino; Oak Bay Beach Hotel; Brentwood Bay Resort in Victoria; Old House Hotel & Spa in Courtenay; plus the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Conference Centre & Casino and Painted Boat Resort & Spa on the Sunshine Coast. Tigh-Na-Mara will continue to challenge additional properties with updates listed on www.facebook.com/vacayitforward
“We hope every property challenged will join us on this journey and Vacay It Forward to those who need it most. As an industry with heart, we can make a difference and help to build a mountain of change,” says Plotnikoff and Drummond.
To view more images on Vacay It Forward recipients PLEASE VISIT www.facebook.com/vacayitforward LIKE & SHARE so more industry partners will Vacay It Forward to those who need it most!
ABOUT TIGH-NA-MARA: Reconnect and experience rustic charm in the heart of nature.
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre features 192 unique log crafted accommodation set in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. Located in picturesque Parksville, BC, guests will experience the quality comfort, convenience, unique restaurants, award winning Grotto Spa, over 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, free WiFi, parking, an indoor pool with fitness facilities, and 3 kms of sandy beach with the warmest swimming waters in Canada.
In February 2014, Tigh-Na-Mara was presented with the Humanitarian Award of Excellence from the Hotel Association of Canada. This special award is given in recognition for their generous support of many charitable campaigns and initiatives both financially and through hundreds of volunteer hours.
Media Contact: Luba Plotnikoff, Marketing and Media Relations Manager
Tigh-Na-Mara launches Vacay It Forward. General Manager Paul Drummond and Marketing & Media Relations Manager Luba Plotnikoff are excited to take the first steps create this social corporate responsibility initiative.
Luba Plotnikoff, Marketing & Media Relations Manager was honoured to meet Ani Khoudian and her family and present them with the very first Vacay It Forward certificate. Ani was selected in collaboration with Variety the Children's Charity to be a Vacay It Forward recipient.
Jim Hykaway, Director of Rooms and Luba Plotnikoff, Marketing & Media Relations Manager were pleased to welcome Vacay It Forward recipients Allegra Jenkins and her three children to Tigh-Na-Mara. Allegra and her family were selected in collaboration with Parksville's Society of Organized Services to be Vacay It Forward recipients.