Giving Back
Tourism Cafe’s FasTurtles



Meet some of our amazing FasTurtles! Each year our friends and colleagues cycle with us to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Some are FAST, some are TURTLES, but we all make the finish line whether we ride 40, 70 or 100+ km on the various rides.


Over the years we have raised more than $20,000 in cycling and swimming events and we continue to ride!

Contributions to People & Communities



We proudly sponsor community events, and support graduate students and educational projects.


The Trails Tales and Tunes festival is one we are particularly proud of supporting. Beyond an amazing community event, the festival founder, Shirley Montague, and many of the wonderful performers and businesses have been part of our Edge of the Wedge Experiential Travel GMIST family.



Each year we volunteer to support the communities, organizations and industries that contribute to strengthening the tourism industry.  Between the different members of our team, we have served in a variety capacities with:


  • BC DMO Association: Executive Board Member & Governance Committee 

  • BC Ocean Boating Tourism Association: Board Member

  • Canadian Tourism Commission: Brand Experience Advisory Committee & National Tourism Marketing Working Group

  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council: Online Course Evaluator

  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council: Board Member

  • Cottbus University (Germany): UNESCO approved thesis supervisor

  • Eton College: Tourism Program Convocation Speech to Tourism Program Graduates & Student Case Competition Judge

  • Link BC: Case Competition Judge

  • Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training: Advisor

  • Nanaimo’s Canada 150 Organizing Committee: Board Member

  • Northwest Cruise Ship Association: Advisory Board Member

  • Partnership for the Promotion of Arts, Recreation and Culture: Chair

  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada: National Tourism Awards Judge

  • Tourism Nanaimo:Tourism Leadership Committee

  • Tourism Vancouver Island: Board of Directors and Governance Chair

  • Tourism Vancouver Island: Marketing Committee

  • Tourism Victoria: Board of Directors

  • UCI BMX World Championships: Board of Directors

  • Vancouver Island University: Dragon’s Den Evaluator for the 4th year-Entrepreneurship Students

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