Calgary White Hat Awards

White Hat Awards
White Hat Awards

Calgary White Hat Awards

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.

How to Nominate

To ensure that your nomination is successfully submitted, please review the eligibility requirements for the 20 standard categories.

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Calgary White Hat Award Nominations

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Standard Category Nomination Form

Calgary White Hat Award Nominations in 20 standard categories are open. Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 P.M. January 12, 2020 MST.

Mayor's White Hat Award

Mayor's White Hat Award Form

Nomination form open October 2019.

The Mayor's White Hat Award honours an individual who has made a significant and recognizable contribution to the tourism industry in Calgary.

This individual has created a legacy or positive recognition program or event that has enhanced or promoted Calgary either locally, nationally or internationally. With a minimum of five years related experience, this individual continues to a show a strong commitment to the industry. 

Doug Johnson Service Award

Doug Johnson Service Award

Nomination form open October 2019.

Past Tourism Calgary President, Doug Johnson, spent 22 years (2020-2021) promoting tourism in Calgary and its surrounding area.

The Doug Johnson Service Award honours an individual’s commitment and longevity in the tourism industry with continuous service for a minimum of 20 years. Through holding high standards of service throughout their career, this individual continues to contribute to the enhancement of the industry.

Honorary Awards

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Calgary White Hat Legacy Award

This award honours an organization that has made a significant contribution in elevating Calgary’s reputation and capacity as a world-class tourism destination. This organization has created a legacy and made a recognizable impact measured through financial/economic growth of the visitor economy. 

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Calgary White Hat Restaurant Award

This award honours an organization that has made a significant contribution in elevating Calgary’s reputation and capacity as a world-class tourism destination. This organization has created a legacy and made a recognizable impact measured through financial/economic growth of the visitor economy. 

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Calgary White Hat Ultimate Host Award

This award honours an organization that has made a significant contribution in elevating Calgary’s reputation and capacity as a world-class tourism destination. This organization has created a legacy and made a recognizable impact measured through financial/economic growth of the visitor economy. 

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Calgary White Hat Major Tourism Event Award

This award honours an organization that has made a significant contribution in elevating Calgary’s reputation and capacity as a world-class tourism destination. This organization has created a legacy and made a recognizable impact measured through financial/economic growth of the visitor economy.

Winners & Semi-finalists

Meet the winners behind Calgary's western hospitality.

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