Thompson Okanagan Community Board in action
Our Thompson Okanagan Community Board has donated $3.1 million since 2011 to 363 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.
How we made a difference in 2021
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 Thompson Okanagan Community board since its inception in 2011.
Ned Hodaly (Vice Chair)
General Manager, Home Team, Thompson Region, TELUS
Director, Royal Inland Hospital Foundation Board
President, TELUS Okanagan Ambassadors
General Manager - Home Team, Okanagan Region, TELUS
Management Consultant, TBD Consulting
Professional Athlete, Coach, Mentor and Motivational Speaker
Councillor, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc
Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)
Retired Major Gifts Officer, Okanagan College Foundation
Board Chair, Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation
Retired Manager, Gift Planning, KGH Foundation
CEO, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
Youth Representative and Student, Okanagan College
Lorna St. Thomas
Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS