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A team of volunteers sharing their passions, talents and social media influence for positive community impact. Representing the diversity of Alberta, offering travel recommendations and highlighting quality, community focused and environmentally conscious businesses.

 

If you are an inspired to make a difference and represent your community, connect with us at localup.alberta@gmail.com

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Raymund Roy

It was 15 years ago, trying to capture the events of his son’s soccer game that first inspired Raymund to get serious about photography. Now you can find him chasing the sky, the light and the seasons of Alberta.

How fitting that Raymond's love for capturing Alberta’s beauty can be used to protect it?!

 

In fact, that’s just the beginning of this perfect union. Raymund’s first love is people. He is always quick to give all that he can for his family, friends, and community at Centre Street Church. Growing up in Cantilan, Surigao Del Sur, Raymund is also proud to share Impact Travel with Calgary’s Filipino community and NW Calgary. Share his photos along with  Raymund’s message. Buy local, help others, protect the environment. 

 

If anyone can entice local tourists to your neck of the woods it’s Raymund. Not to mention, you’ll have something to frame for the wall! 

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Rebecca Horneman

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Contagious smile, infectious laugh and lover of life, Rebecca Horneman. With her quirky sense of humour and appreciation of all things odd, we are excited to travel with Rebecca, her husband Mark and their three incredible children.

 

The Horneman family is on a mission to explore all of Alberta’s smallest museums, strangest landmarks, local festivals and most delicious roadside treats. If baker extraordinaire Rebecca says it's worth the trip you can trust it’s a treat the whole family will love, with a little side of zany.

 

Rebecca represents Impact Travelling families who love off the beaten track, day trip adventures and supporting local businesses.

Terri
Kinsman

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Terri and her husband Marv are the proud owners of the Rocking R Guest Ranch and Terri has over 15 years of experience and leadership in the Tourism Industry. She is a connoisseur of experiential travel and with her as your guide, you can expect delicious food with an experience. Join the Chef, tour a vineyard, grow the herbs- and it will all taste even better!

 

Terri was on the Board of Directors for the Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa in Osoyoos, BC where she was part of the team responsible for developing a new marketing strategy for the resort. She was also on the Board for the Community Crisis Shelter in Health Region 5 and was instrumental in the building of a multi-million dollar Crisis Shelter in Strathmore. She has completed a one-year term on the Alberta Strategic Tourism Council in 2014, was the Chair of the Product Development Committee and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Canadian Badlands Tourism. She was also the President of the Strathmore and Wheatland Chamber of Commerce for 4 years.

 

Terri is passionate about partnering to grow tourism in this region and she is working

with Wheatland Economic Development, Community Futures Wildrose and the town

of Strathmore to do just that!

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Nicky mevlille

Founder of Local Up, Nicky is passionate about healthy and holistic community. Her vision to use local travel as a shared solution, promoting local businesses, and social and environmental awareness through accessible travel. Giving small businesses, (particularly rural) and marginalized groups greater influence and visibility for their meaningful contributions.

 

She applies her background in recreation and management along with her education in Community Rehabilitation and Non Profit Business. Nicky has also been an active volunteer most of her life, providing her with training and experience in safe food handling and distribution, fund development, event planning, volunteer coordinating, committee leadership, neurodiverse learning and play literacy. 

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