The inside lobby of the Canalta Hotel in Ponoka. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Canalta Ponoka remains an “Employer of Choice”

Local hotel recieves designation fourth year in a row

Ponoka’s Canalta Hotel received an award last month, being named an “Employer of Choice” for the fourth year in a row.

“I’m just ecstatic,” said Nadine Foulkes, general manager. “I’m pleased with my team because, honestly, without them I’d have nothing. I want to give them the credit as well.”

The designation came from the Alberta Hotels and Lodging Association (AHLA) and is a “highly sought-after award that acknowledges excellent human resource practices within the hotel and lodging industry,” according to a press release.

“We at Canalta know that the first step in having happy guests is having highly engaged, happy team members,” said Tracy Peterman, director of culture and team member development, in the release.

To receive the designation, the Ponoka location underwent an internal audit of their policies, procedures and strategic direction and employees filled out an opinion survey .

“We understand that our employees are one of the keys to achieving our vision; therefore, we cherish and nurture them, as they deserve.” said Brooke Christianson, vice president of Canalta Hotels.

Headquartered in Drumheller, Alberta, Canalta Hotels is a family-owned and operated Canadian company, employing over 3,000 people across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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