Mary is a Capilano University student in her third year in the Tourism Management Program. She spent her summer co-op on the Sunshine Coast working at the Gibsons Public Market; a not-for-profit establishment with local food merchants, a bistro, collect -hold-release aquarium and offering community programs and events.

As the Special Events Assistant Coordinator, Mary’s job involved a lot of teamwork, multitasking, and networking. Her main areas of focus were event planning for night markets, kids cooking classes, adult cooking workshops, and seniors’ programs. In addition, she handled volunteer coordination and community outreach to local businesses. Every day on the job provided her with the opportunity to learn something new and enhance her skillset!