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The Winnipeg tourism industry's volunteer of the year says he does it because he believes in what he's doing.

Gerry Suski volunteers about 400 hours per year at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.

He says many people don't know the rich history of aviation in Winnipeg.



The sixth annual Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction was held at the Fort Garry Hotel yesterday.

The awards show is put on by Economic Development Winnipeg. CEO Dayna Spiring says tourism is a huge money-maker for the city, and she says it's important to recognize those who help bring more people to Winnipeg.



There were eleven award winners in total. The lifetime achievement award went to Sherraine Christopherson.