Interior and Northern BC Community Board in action
Our Interior and Northern BC Community Board has donated $3.5 million since 2011 to 399 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
How we made a difference in 2022
Michael J. Ballingall (Chair)
Senior Vice President, Big White Ski Resort
Michael J. Ballingall is a well-known figure in the Okanagan Valley through his position as the Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort Ltd., British Columbia’s second most popular winter resort. Ballingall has worked in tourism and hospitality in the Okanagan Valley since 1982. He is well regarded as an innovative thinker and leader within the ski and snowboard industry. Under Ballingall’s leadership, Big White has grown to become Canada’s Favorite Family Resort and has been honoured with many awards including top 5 Children’s Ski School in the world.
Active in the Thompson Okanagan, he is currently the Chair of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Director of the Canadian Ski Council, member of Destination Canada USA Marketing Committee, member of the YLW Air Service Development team, Director Tourism Kelowna, Director Tourism Industry of British Columbia, and President of the Tourism Big White Society. Michael J. has been an integral member of the TELUS Interior and Northern BC Community Board since its inception in 2011.
Jeff Cruickshank (Vice Chair)
General Manager - Home Team, Okanagan Region, TELUS
President, TELUS Prince George Ambassador Club
General Manager, Home Team, BC North Region, TELUS
Management Consultant, TBD Consulting
Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)
Consultant, Leaders International
Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS
Manager, Community & Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge Inc.
Retired CEO, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
Kelsey Serwa Rey
Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist, UBC Masters of Physical Therapy 2023
Youth Representative and Student, Okanagan College
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