Amazing ambassadors win White Hats
The Calgary White Hat Awards, a one-of-a-kind event that includes a red carpet, live awards and gala reception. The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests' experience a memorable one.
As of April 3, Mayor Nenshi and Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) Chief Tom Sampson announced the cancellation of events and event permits to June 30, 2020. In following recommendations from CEMA and Alberta Health Services, and in doing our part to support the need for physical distancing to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Tourism Calgary has made the difficult decision not to host the 58th annual Calgary White Hat Awards in May 2020. The Calgary White Hat Awards are a demonstration of community spirit, and of the great work of Calgary's dedicated tourism industry, who are truly Calgary's ultimate hosts. We know that while we won't be hosting the Awards Gala this May, the spirit of the event will carry on through our industry members and through every interaction they have with visitors to our city.
We will keep White Hat Award nominees, their employers and all of our industry updated as we confirm alternates to the event.
Nominations for the 58th annual White Hat Awards are now closed. We are pleased to announce that with the help of more than 177 volunteers, 543 ultimate hosts were interviewed as part of this year's program.