Meet Our Team

Great Canadian Staff

We are a group of experienced, well-travelled and highly educated travel consultants who derive inspiration from helping you plan your journey to a dream destination.

We have all attained the CTC designation. This designation is awarded by The Association for Canadian Travel Agents, which represents the approximately 18,000 agents in Canada. Only 10% of those agents have successfully challenged the exam necessary to achieve their CTC designation. We are very proud that all Great Canadian Travel Group travel consultants are amongst this top 10% group!

In the past two years we have travelled to the places on our website and more, and experienced many of the tours and ideas presented.

Destinations visited by our team members in the past couple of years.

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Ian Kalinowsky, CTC, CTM
President & CEO

Chris Lischynski

Margot Kalinowsky

Oksana Szwaluk, CTC
Air Specialist & Travel Consultant

Lois Farley, CTC
Product Manager

Shauna Cook, CTC
Travel Consultant

Arnie Hydamaka
Africa Specialist

Allison Silvaggio, CTC
Travel Consultant

Corina Parisien, CTC

Karen Pearson, CTC
Travel Consultant

Diane DeMare, CTC
Outside Sales Agent

Cathy Smith-Boyd, CTC
Outside Sales Agent

Martha Banias, CTC
Travel Consultant

Suzanne Soloway, CTC
Travel Consultant

Charlene Underhill, CTC
Travel Consultant

Diane Monnier, CTC
Travel Consultant

Sylvia Bartlett, CTC
Travel Consultant

Andrea Rempel, CTC
Administrative Assistant

Natalie Hébert, CTC
Groups Manager

Lindsay Ruffeski, CTC
Travel Consultant

Candace Friesen
Travel Consultant

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Marg Peterson, CTC
Travel Consultant

Pearl McCallum, CTC, CTM
General Manager

Sandra Jensen, CTC
Travel Consultant

Yvonne Sacilot, CTC
Travel Consultant


Trish Middleton, CTC – Great Canadian Travel, Carman
Travel Consultant