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Lifetime of aiding tourism awarded

Robson recognized for achievements

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Paul Robson has had a varied career since leaving professional sports.

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Paul Robson has had a varied career since leaving professional sports.

Paul Robson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction event at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Tuesday.

The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a person who has made an impact on the tourism industry and dedicated his or her life to promoting the city of Winnipeg and increasing the tourism economy.

Robson was selected for his extensive and decades-long work in tourism with the Red River Exhibition Association, the Province of Manitoba, the Pan-Am Games, Sport Manitoba and the Canad Inns Corporation, among other community endeavours.

A Winnipeg Blue Bomber player in 1960s and '70s, he then went on to work for the CFL, managing the Ottawa Rough Riders and then the Blue Bombers, leading them to a Grey Cup victory in 1984.

After his career in professional sports, he had an amazingly varied career as assistant deputy minister for tourism for the Province of Manitoba, publisher of the Winnipeg Sun, CEO of the Red River Exhibition Association and is now CEO of Canad Inns.

The rest of the 2013 Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction winners are:

  • Volunteer of the Year (tie): George Einarson, Le Festival du Voyageur; Annette Eibner, the Manitoba Marathon; Henri and Georgette Dupuis, Le Festival du Voyageur;
  • Employee of the Year: Marian Perrett, î Tours;
  • Business of the Year: Winnipeg Airports Authority;
  • Leaders of the Year: Margaret Redmond and Hartley Richardson, Assiniboine Park Conservancy;
  • Tourism Influencer of the Year: Cindy Kirby, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, Canada Annual Conference;
  • Marketing over $2,500: the Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Winnipeg 1913;
  • Marketing under $2,500: Central Canada Comic Con;
  • Innovation of the Year: Winnipeg Trolley Company; and
  • Tourism Partner of the Year: Jacques Bourgeois, Oak Hammock Marsh.

 

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 8, 2013 B5

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