The operators of Frontiers North Adventures in Churchill, Manitoba will receive a Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award in Ottawa next week.
Lynda and Merv Gunter founded Frontiers North Adventures in 1987, growing the company into an internationally-recognized eco-tourism operation focused on Canada’s North.
“It is a huge honour to be recognized by our industry peers with this award. We are humbled to say the least,” said Lynda Gunter. “It makes us look back to where we started from — wanting to share the amazing things Churchill has to offer with those first hardy souls who wished to travel north, to where we are today, taking thousands of international visitors from all over the globe to experience one of the most unique and beautiful places in Canada’s north.
The couple’s son, John, is the president and CEO of the company and says he’s honoured to carry on their legacy by taking over leadership this year.
“I hope to model the work ethic, passion and creativity I saw in them as I lead the company into even further growth,” the younger Gunter said.
Recipients of the award demonstrate leadership, vision and innovation built on a solid foundation of strong values and sound business strategies.
The Gunters will receive their award at the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala on November 26.