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									                                                                                        JULY 15, 2008

                            ACTA HITS A HOLE IN ONE 

      ACTA Ontario and GTAA celebrate annual golf tourney’s 20th
                            anniversary


Yesterday at the Hockey Valley Resort in Orangeville, Ontario, ACTA Ontario and the Greater Toronto
Airports Authority (GTAA) presented the 20th edition of their annual golf tournament. With a shotgun
start at 10 a.m., 140 players were off to relax with colleague and enjoy a day of golf.

Hole sponsors this year included Australia Pacific Touring, Barbados Tourism
Authority, Blue Cross Travel Insurance, Ensemble Travel, e-Travel Advisories,
Galileo by Travelport and Worldspan by Travelport, Insight Vacations,
Trafalgar Tours & Contiki Holidays, Jamaica Tourist Board, OpenJaw, Pottruff &
Smith Insurance Brokers, RBC Insurance, Sabre Travel Network, TIC Travel
Insurance    Coordinators,    Tourism   Ireland,    TICO,   VisitBritain, VoX
International/Las Vegas CVA, and WestJet/WestJet Vacations.

Blue Cross Travel Insurance held a chipping contest to benefit the Children’s
Wish Foundation, eventually raising $1,545 at the end of the day.
                                                                                 Heather    Craig-Peddie,
                                                                                 Regional Manager, ACTA
Heather Craig-Peddie, Regional Manager for ACTA Ontario, introduced some of      Ontario
the title sponsors including the GTAA and other major sponsor, WestJet and
                                 WestJet Vacations.

                                WestJet’s Emmet Reidy, Director of Leisure Sales, said the biggest
                                news from the company were the brand new Barbados service from
                                Toronto (starting November 3, 2008) and the airline’s codeshare and
                                distribution agreement signing with Southwest Airlines.

                                President and CEO Christiane Theberge was unable to make the
                                Ontario tournament, and David McCaig praised the organizers, Craig-
                                Peddie and Fiona Bowen, who brought everything together to make
                                the day a success.

                                 Craig-Peddie announced that anyone eligible to become an ACTA
                                 cardholder and who attended the golf tournament would receive a 20
                                 per cent discount on the membership. The card continues to receive
Emmet Reidy with some of the “tremendous support from the industry,” she said, and she hoped to
WestJet team and the players in
their foursome - Tourisme Quebec see more suppliers join up.
and Softvoyage
                                And the winners are…

This year’s competition winners (and prize sponsors) included:
                                      -Men’s Longest       Drive   (Hertz):
                                      Ben Mallett

                                      -Ladies’      Longest          Drive
                                      (Softvoyage): Patrice Bell

                                      -Low Gross Team Score (RBC
                                      Insurance): David McCaig, Don
                                      McPhail, Danny Murray, Brian
                                      Wolfenden
Tim Bzowey giving a prize to David
McCaig and Danny Murray, whose team   -Low Net Team Score (Globe &
won Low Gross Team Score              Mail): Lorraine Brisbois, Deborah
                                      Gilchrist, Deana Murphy and Ben Mallett won Men's Longest Drive
Anna Tarkowski

-Most       Honest     Golf     Team       (WestJet/WestJet
Vacations): Marielle Bennett, John Burke, Neville Greenidge,
Julie Hoffarth

-Closest to Hole (VIA Rail): Case Gelynse

-Putting Contest (Pottruff & Smith Insurance Brokers):
Aubrey Schmidt, Pierre Lepage
                                                                   The Low Net Team Score winners, with Keith
                                                                   Ryder from Globe & Mail
                                            -Fun Contest (Tour
                                            East Holidays): The trivia contest had 3 teams that tied for the
                                            correct answers. Mandy Alberga, Colin Braganza, Peter Denison
                                            and Bai Tran were the final winners.

                                            -Beat The Pro: Rocky Racco

                                            -Precious Ball Contest: Stephanie Anevich, Mary Goldsmith,
                                            Jackie Lutz and Barb Smith

Ravi Kumar from Tour East with winners of   -Contiki Fun Game: Mojo Award goes to Stephanie of Cruise
the Fun Contest
                                            Professionals; Ball-flinging contest (no hands) won by Derek Ho
of Japan Airlines

Grand Prize winners

At the end of the evening, 13 grand prizes were raffled out to those who purchased tickets. The
winners were:
                                    -Amaryllis Beach Resort: 3 nights at the resort in Barbados, won
                                    by Carla Brake, Insight Vacations

                                    -Nolitours/Transat Holidays: Return trip for 2 from YYZ to a Florida
                                    destination offered by Nolitours, won by Jack Hanna

                                    -Ukraine International Airlines: Return trip business class tickest to
                                    Kyiv from London Gatwick or Paris, won by Clare Burke, Ensemble
                                    Travel

                                       -Porter Airlines: Return trip for 2 from YTZ to any Porter Airlines
Carla Brake (at left) from Insight won
                                       destination, won by Ed Goveia from Travelport GDS
the first Grand Prize
                                  -Accord Tours: Return trip for 2 from YYZ to Lisbon/Oporto on Air
Transat, Accord Travel Program, won by Shelley Dutton, Choice Hotels Canada

-Sunquest: Return trip for 2 and 7 nights at all-inclusive Riu Paradise Island in Nassau, won by Brian
Robertson, Vision 2000

-Olympic Airways: Two Olympic Airlines economy class space available passes on YYZ/Athens/YYZ
route, won by Isabel Gil, Tourisme Quebec

-SWISS International Airlines: Two roundtrip business class tickets
from YUL-Zurich, won by Doreen Lynch, Advantage Travel

-WestJet: Return trip for 2 from any scheduled WestJet destination
in Cnada to any scheduled WestJet destination in Canada or
contiguous U.S., won by Stuart Morcome, Vasco Travel/Atrium
Group

-Air Canada: Two roundtrip economy class tickets from YYZ to any
Air Canada destination with 2 complimentary lounge passes, won
by Carol Kelly, Cruise Professionals                             Doreen Lynch from Advantage Travel T-
                                                                      Comm won a trip on SWISS

There were two ‘bonus’ prizes only for ACTA cardholders, drawn at the end of the evening. Japan
Airlines offered a return trip for 2 from YVR-Tokyo, 1 direction in business class, 1 direction in
economy class; Jack Hanna won the trip. A four-piece luggage set was awarded to Blake Harrison
from Choice Hotels Canada.

To see the full gallery of all golfers and winners at the awards ceremony, click here.
 Michelle Palma, Signature Vacations; Christine McDonald, Pierre Ragot, RBC Insurance; Agnes Segern-Pethick,
Expedia; Al Budwhani, itravel2000; Dianne Jackson, Blowes Travel Carlson Wagonlit; Rob Blowes, Blowes Travel
Signature Vacations                                       Carlson Wagonlit




Stephen Goulding,  WestJet;    Jennifer-Ann    Brathwaite, Deana Murphy from Sunwing winds up
Barbados Tourism Authority, Greg Luciani, Travel Only




Deborah Gilchrist, itravel2000; Anna Tarkowski, Deana Lidia Markser, ALIO; Christine James, itravel2000; Patrice
Murphy and Lorraine Brisbois from Sunwing             Bell (who won the ladies' longest drive contest), VoX
                                                      International; Larry Klopot, The Boss Group
Klopot taking his best shot                              Melissa Wallace from WestJet with Phil Pigeau and Trina
                                                        Burton from the Hockley Valley Resort




 The most honest golf team: Julie Hoffarth, TIC Travel Mandy Alberga and Bai Tran from Hertz
Insurance; Marielle Bennett and Neville Greenidge from
Barbados Tourism Authority; John Burke from Odyssey
Travel




Colin Braganza from Able Travel and Peter Denison from Grant Rodewald, SABRE; Don Churchill; Stuart Morcombe
TIC Travel Insurance                                   from VASCO; Peter Wilson from Air Canada
 David Chorley, South African Airways; Don McWilliam, Pierre Lepage putting
Austrian Airlines; Jim Morrison, Goway; Phil Sproul, TPI




Mike Doersam, Amex Cambridge; Bryson Forbes, Amex; Representatives from GTAA, Japan Airlines, Park & Fly,
Armine Calderaro, Gareri Travel Amex; Pierre Lepage, Travel Only and Odyssey Travel
Intair




JC Girard, Softvoyage; Heather Fernandez, Tourisme Players from AutoEurope, Marlin Travel, Avis Budget
Quebec; Tim Paul, WestJet; Isabel Gil, Tourisme Quebec Group, Open Jaw and Travelport GDS
Anthony Saba, Pacesetter Travel; Nick Lawley, Paragon Adam Wilcox, Porter; Leo Girard, Convergentware; Brent
Travel; Cheryl Babulal, Ensemble ; John Mallia, Oshawa Ford, Park n' Fly; Tove Mason, Footprints
Travel




Ladies from the Cruise Professionals enjoying their day of Ryan Johnson, Reliable Life Insurance; Jim Simone,
golf                                                       Advantage-Grossmith Travel; Frank Milnaric, Connection
                                                           Travel; Sharon Taube-Fox, Reliable Life Insurance




Heather Craig-Peddie, Regional Manager ACTA Ontario
                                                         Emmet Reidy, Director of Leisure Sales, WestJet/WestJet
                                                         Vacations
    GTAA was the title sponsor for the 2nd year in a row
                                                           David McCaig, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, ACTA,
                                                           whose team also won the Low Gross Team Score with -10.

 

								
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