Ice on Whyte won the 2012 Alberta Pride Alto Award at the Travel Alberta conference in Banff this week.
The Alto Awards program read:
"Edmonton's Ice on Whyte Festival embraces winter and celebrates art, culture, music and family fun in an outdoor setting, enhancing the city's reputation as Festival City.
In 2012, Ice on Whyte partnered with Alberta Culture to celebrate the twinning of the provincies of Alberta and Heilongjiang, China. An international ice carving competition featuring teams from China, Russia, Latvia, Great Britian, the Isle of Man, Mexico and Canada was the star attraction. A multitude of family activities drew thousands to End of Steel in Old Strathcona. The sites were connected by the High Level Bridge streetcar, offering visitors free access to the world's highest streetcar crossing as part of the fun.
2012 marked the ninth year of the festival, which drew 43,000 visitors."
Wanda Bornn, Festival Producer and Erin Edwards, Assistant Producer attended the awards gala. Wanda Bornn accepted the award on behalf of Ice on Whyte. The award was presented by Minister of Tourism, Christine Cusanelli and Brian Hodgson, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
This award is a reflection of the dedication of the festival production team, board of directors, sponsors, partners and volunteers. We are truly proud of this accomplishment!
For more information contact:
Wanda Bornn, Festival Producer