October 8, 2014

Leading Spas of Canada Announces 2014 Spa Industry Awards

Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Resort
Spa Industry Association of Canada (SIAC), Canada’s only national spa association, has announced its 2014 Canadian Spa Industry Award recipients. SIAC presents annual awards to leading spa industry members in recognition of their exceptional contribution to advancing the spa industry in Canada.

The Spa Industry Association of Canada is proud to acknowledge the following Canadian spa industry award recipients:

President’s Award - Diane Sparrow, Riverstone Spa, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Past Chair of the SIAC Board of Directors. Diane has been a SIAC board member since 2005. As a member of the Standard and Practices committee, she helped to pioneer the Association’s Quality Assurance program

Outstanding Service Award - Leslie Lyon, Spas2b Inc., Waterloo, Ontario. The Outstanding  Service Award recognizes the efforts of an individual who in the past year, has worked hard for the good of the Association, the spa industry and/or community. The 2014 recipient is Leslie Lyon, Founder and President of Spas2b Inc. Leslie has been involved in the Spa industry for over 30 years. Today she enjoys her profession as an international educator, writer and speaker.

Education Award - Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, Parksville, British Columbia. The Education Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the education of the spa profession in Canada. This year the recipient is The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara located in Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC.  Paulina Alexander, Spa Director says, "At the Grotto Spa, we are proud of our commitment to training and education. We feel the Spa Industry is BEST industry to work in and we are honoured to be the recipient of this award."

Sustainability Award - Éminence Organic Skin Care, Vancouver, BC. The Sustainability Award recognizes the efforts of a member who is committed to sustainable and environmentally sage practices and is awarded to a member who has managed to balance competitive business strategies with sustainable development. This year's recipient is Éminence Organic Skin Care, long time leaders in this field, and celebrating over 50 years of supporting beautiful skin care.

Quality Assurance Award - The Spa Ritual, Calgary Alberta. The Spa Ritual in Calgary is this year’s winner of the Quality Assurance Award for the second year running. The award recognizes a member who has both practiced and promoted the highest standard of quality and safety in the spa industry. The Spa Ritual focuses on therapies and spa treatments based on authentic, holistic rituals inspired by ancient practices of health and wellness from Southeast Asia - specifically designed to enhance your path to personal revitalization.

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