Presented to an individual, organization or business that contributes to Winnipeg’s tourism industry. The nominee is an advocate of tourism who demonstrates a strong commitment to the growth and success of Winnipeg’s tourism industry.
THE FORT GARRY HOTEL, SPA AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, ASCEND HOTEL
COLLECTION, YOGA PUBLIC, AND THE FACE BAR
Ida Albo is a true trailblazer and one of Winnipeg’s biggest tourism industry leaders and community supporters. Her generosity, civic pride and vision drives her to improve the quality of life for all in the city. As co-owner of the iconic The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre since 1994, she has worked tirelessly to restore the 1913 landmark and transform it into one of the city’s top hotels and most popular event spaces. Her entrepreneurship and passion for yoga led her to become co-founder of Yoga Public, Canada’s largest yoga fitness studio in downtown Winnipeg, while she seized the latest advancements in dermatology by the opening the Face Bar. As a civic booster, she has given her time and energy to numerous community and charitable organizations, among them: CentreVenture Development Corporation, where she was instrumental spearheading the Plaza Skate Park, as well as in the rebirth of Winnipeg’s Central Park, CancerCare Manitoba, Canadian Tourism Commission, Winnipeg Symphony and Manitoba Business Council to name a few. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 and inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame in 2018. Currently, she serves as Board Director of Economic Development Winnipeg. Ida is a champion of Winnipeg and most deserving of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.