Destination BC is pleased to welcome two new members to the Tourism Marketing Committee (TMC).
Angeline Chew, affectionately known as Ange (pronounced Angie) is a seasoned marketing professional with over two decades of experience in the fields of marketing and media relations. Currently holding the position of Executive Director at Discover Surrey, the official destination management organization for Surrey, Ange is the driving force behind the city’s vibrant tourism landscape.
Ange’s professional journey weaves through an eclectic mix of industries, from biotech to hospitality. Since 1998, she has carved her niche in the tourism and destination marketing sectors, leaving an indelible mark on renowned entities such as Canada 3000 Holidays, Intrawest Central Reservations, Tourism Richmond (during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver), and Tourism Vernon, before landing at the helm of Discover Surrey.
Her passion and expertise truly come to life in the realm of destination development, with a particular emphasis on the culinary sector. Over the years, Ange has honed her skills in crafting and executing marketing campaign strategies that not only boost the city’s profile but also generate substantial economic impact for stakeholders and tourism partners.
As a destination management professional, Ange collaborates with partners to curate and bring to life new tourism experiences, captivating both visitors and media alike. Her extensive network of long-standing partnerships and media relations has propelled Surrey’s tourism offerings onto the national stage, earning the city well-deserved acclaim.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Ange is a Surrey enthusiast through and through. Living, working, and playing in Surrey, she embraces the city’s vibrant lifestyle. An avid foodie, urban cyclist, and paddleboarder, Ange brings her energetic spirit to both her professional and personal spheres.
With a wealth of experience, a knack for fostering collaborations, and a genuine love for Surrey, Ange continues to shape the narrative of Discover Surrey, leaving an indelible mark on the destination management landscape.
Stewart Cawood is the Manager of Public Programming & Media for Barkerville and is responsible for presenting the history of Barkerville and attracting visitors from near and far to the world-renowned heritage town.
Born and raised in the beautiful Cariboo region, Stewart Cawood has worked in Barkerville for 18 years. He started as an historical interpreter, providing scenes and tours to the historic site’s summer guests. He now works as the Manager of Public Programming & Media and oversees Barkerville’s heritage presentations, the Theatre Royal, and marketing for the Barkerville Heritage Trust. Stewart recently joined the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast’s Tourism Marketing Committee representing Area 3. He also serves as a director on the non-profit boards for the Wells Historical Society and Sunset Theatre in Wells, BC, which is located near Barkerville. Stewart takes great pride in promoting tourism along Highway 26 from Quesnel, and he believes that visitor traffic is dependent on the success of the surrounding region. He advocates for collective cooperation across British Columbia to ensure the prosperity of each organization that benefits from tourism in the province. Stewart holds two Bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Education from Thompson Rivers University. With a long career in theatre that has taken him across North America and overseas, Stewart is well-equipped to contribute to the tourism industry.
The entire Destination BC team extends a warm welcome to Ange and Stewart and expresses gratitude for their support, as well as the continued support from all other TMC members, in making valuable contributions to our organization and BC’s tourism industry.
Learn more and read the full bios for TMC members, here.
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