Frank Antoine

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Frank is from the Secwepemc-Shuswap Nation and is from the Stuctwewsemc - Bonaparte community.

He began at the resort on the Talking Rock golf course as a golf teaching professional.  He then moved over and developed the guest service department for the next five years.

In 2017, he developed two traditional dug-out canoes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the resort an 10th anniversary of the golf course. He worked with the Skwlax elders, leaders and community members to launch them on June 21 National Aboriginal Day.

Frank was able to focus on sharing this rich and dynamic indigenous culture with the marketing and promotion of what the resort has to offer to surrounding communities and neighboring businesses.
He is currently working on his vision in promoting indigenous authentic experiences through partnerships with stakeholders of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association & Aboriginal Tourism of BC.

His lifestyle has gained him recognition in the BC and International tourism industry along with First Nations business.

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