Yearbook

2018

 
 
 
 
In May 2018, we once again celebrated the achievements of our winning Baxter Student Ambassadors. This year, we took our Ambassadors (as well as a couple of Professors and program finalists) on a tour of the impressive Contiki offices in North York, followed by a guided tour of the breathtaking Aga Khan Museum. We then held a networking reception at the Baxter Media offices in Toronto where Ambassadors had the chance to network with fellow winners, BSAP alumni, Baxter Media personnel, and a few of our exceptional BSAP sponsors. The next day, everyone gathered for an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. Below are some photos from this year’s celebratory events.
 

310 Dupont was buzzing on May 3, 2018, as Baxter Media hosted a networking reception for participants of the Baxter Student Ambassador Program

(l-r) Sara McCormick, Baxter Ambassador, Humber College; Emily Henderson, Baxter Ambassador, Georgian College; Jessie Wong, Baxter Ambassador, Ryerson University; John Chervy Rosal, Baxter Ambassador, Centennial College; Samantha Dass, Baxter Ambassador, Conestoga College

Sheridan College makes their presence known at the May 3 networking reception

(l-r) Whitney Turner, Baxter Ambassador, Sheridan College; Donna Black, Professor, Sheridan College; Myles Gallup, finalist, Sheridan College

Celebrating our 2018 Baxter Ambassadors at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto on May 4

Emily Henderson (Baxter Ambassador, Georgian College) accepts her BSAP certificate and prize bag from David McClung (l) and Wendy McClung (r)

Greg Elmhirst

Greg Elmhirst of Elmhirst’s Resort, a new program sponsor for 2018, pictured here with David McClung. (r)

The first step in a lifelong journey

(l-r) Wendy McClung, Executive VP Operations, Baxter Media; Abby DePencier-Cook, Baxter Ambassador, University of New Brunswick; John Chervy Rosal, Baxter Ambassador, Centennial College; Craig Rice, Baxter Ambassador, Fanshawe College; Wendy Paradis, President, ACTA

Hani Golestaneh

Hani Golestaneh (Baxter Ambassador, BCIT) accepts his BSAP certificate from Wendy McClung, Executive VP of Baxter Media.

Jessie Wong

Tom Griffin, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University (l) accompanies Jessie Wong (Baxter Ambassador, Ryerson University) as she accepts her BSAP certificate and prize bag from Colton Chia, Manager, Partnerships, TPI (r).

Rachelle Carrier

Jackie Lapointe (l) accompanies Rachelle Carrier (Baxter Ambassador, Fleming College) as she accepts her BSAP certificate and prize bag from Wendy Paradis, President, ACTA (r).

Donna Black

Donna Black, Professor of Tourism and Travel at Sheridan College, gets a photo op with David McClung, President of Baxter Media.

The 2018 BSAP Awards Luncheon was a resounding success by all accounts.

(l-r) Craig Rice, Lindsay Wicke, John Chervy Rosal, Emily Henderson, Sara McCormick, Wendy McClung, Stephanie Wells, Jessie Wong, Hani Golestaneh, Robyn Bossons, Rachelle Carrier, Brenda Xia, Samantha Dass, Myles Gallup, Michelle Halstead.
 

2017

 
 
 
 

Each year, we celebrate our Baxter Ambassadors in style! In 2017, we held a cocktail party where Ambassadors had the chance to network with fellow winners, BSAP alumni, leaders from the travel industry, and proud BSAP sponsors. The following afternoon, everyone gathered for a formal awards ceremony and luncheon at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. Take a look at our photos from last year’s event, and peruse the special issue of Travel Courier profiling our amazing 2017 winners!

 
Julie Cain, BSAP Winner from Fleming College, is the first winner to participate in the Contiki internship program

Julie Cain, BSAP Winner from Fleming College, is the first winner to participate in the Contiki internship program

(l-r) Jenni Berg, National Business Development Executive, Contiki Holidays; Julie Cain, BSAP Winner, Fleming College; Patti Watson, Program Coordinator, Tourism and Travel, Fleming College
Thanks to Transat for providing Alina Doaga, the winning student from BCIT, with a fantastic travel opportunity!

Thanks to Transat for providing Alina Doaga, the winning student from BCIT, with a fantastic travel opportunity!

Dan Prior, Sales Director for Ontario and Western Canada, Transat
The festivities were in full swing at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto on May 4

The festivities were in full swing at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto on May 4

(l-r) Andrea Dixon, Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Algonquin College; Curtis Brown, BSAP Winner, Algonquin College; Nalinie Sharma, Marketing Manager, Canada, Collette

Giving BSAP 2017 a big thumbs-up

(l-r) Sean Price, Seneca College Professor and WestJet flight attendant; Dave Checco, Director of Product, WestJet Vacations; Jessica Turda, BSAP Winner, Seneca College; Jenny Kim, BSAP Winner, Sheridan College; Roger Halfacre, Professor of Tourism, Sheridan College

BSAP Group At 310 Dupont

BSAP winners and finalists network with Baxter Travel Media personnel at a reception held at the Baxter offices one day prior to the awards luncheon

Thank you, TPI, for providing three of our Baxter Student Ambassadors with internship opportunities in Oakville!

(l-r) Rhonda Lafosse, Regional Sales Manager, Ontario, TPI; Kristina Norman, BSAP Winner, Fanshawe College; Cheryl Trikha, BSAP Winner, Centennial College; Katherine Lo, BSAP Winner, Ryerson University; Tom Griffin, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

BSAP winners take advantage of networking opportunities at the Baxter offices in Toronto

(l-r) Julie Cain, BSAP Winner, Fleming College; Wendy McClung, Executive VP, Operations, Baxter Travel Media; Katherine Lo, BSAP Winner, Ryerson University

Just a few of our many sponsors, program coordinators, and winning Baxter Ambassadors!

(l-r) Ellen Melman Director Operations & Marketing, Travel Industry, Israel Ministry of Tourism; Kevin Smith, Program Coordinator, Tourism Management, Humber College; Dhvani Gandhi, BSAP Winner, Humber College; ; Jacquiline Dmytryshyn, BSAP Winner, Georgian College; Seija McKay, BSAP Winner, Confederation College; Jerry Adler, Director For Canada, Israel Ministry of Tourism; Giannina Veltri, Program Coordinator, Confederation College; Martha MacEachern, Professor, Tourism Management, Georgian College

2016

 
 
 
 

Each year, we celebrate our Baxter Ambassadors in style with an event at the Chelsea Toronto. In 2016, we held a cocktail party where Ambassadors had the chance to network with fellow Ambassadors from other schools, leaders from the travel industry, and proud BSAP sponsors.

Take a look at our photos from last year’s event, and peruse the special issue of Travel Courier profiling our amazing winners!

 

Past and present BSAP winners from Humber College, the first school to participate in the program, meet at the BSAP awards event at the Chelsea Toronto

(l-r) Olga Menshikh, BSAP winner 2015, Humber College; Larissa Machulec, BSAP winner, Humber College; Erin Oddleifson, Director, Commercial Marketing, Transat; Kevin Smith, Program Co-ordinator, Tourism Management-Travel Industry Services Program, Humber College

Sara Grainger, BSAP Winner from Algonquin College, is the first winner to participate in the Sandals internship program

(l-r) Andrea Dixon, Professor, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Algonquin College; Sara Grainger, BSAP Winner, Algonquin College; Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Unique Vacations (Canada) Inc.

All our amazing BSAP sponsors!

Audrius Valiulis, Young Skal; Brent Bowes; Erin Oddleifson, Director, Commercial Marketing, Transat; Dave Cecco, Director of Product at WestJet Vacations; Emma Daisley, Business Development Manager, ACTA; Tracy Ford, Public Relations Director, Chelsea Toronto; Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Unique Vacations (Canada) Inc.; David McClung, President, Baxter Travel Media

Our winning Baxter Ambassadors giving the program a thumbs-up

Vanessa Teran, Sheridan College; Sara Grainger, Algonquin College; Danielle Murray, Confederation College; David McClung, President, Baxter Travel Media; Larissa Machulec, Humber College; Bryannah Day, Mohawk College; and Aminah Hausermann, Ryerson University

Thanks to Sandals for providing each 2016 winner with a Sandals internship in St. Lucia

Wendy McClung, Executive VP, Operations, Baxter Travel Media; Francine Allen, Sandals; Maureen Barnes-Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Unique Vacations (Canada) Inc.

Student participants network at the BSAP awards event at the Chelsea Toronto

Seyar Jawid, BSAP runner-up, Mohawk College; Olga Menshikh, BSAP winner 2015, Humber College; Bryannah Day, BSAP winner, Mohawk College

Student participants network at the BSAP awards event at the Chelsea Toronto

Seyar Jawid, BSAP runner-up, Mohawk College; Olga Menshikh, BSAP winner 2015, Humber College; Bryannah Day, BSAP winner, Mohawk College