A longtime member of the Kamloops Heritage Railway team is leaving his post.
Events and experiences manager Jordan Popadynetz has announced his resignation, effective this Friday.
The resignation was unexpected and the railway’s board is now reviewing its options moving forward.
In the interim, Popadynetz’ duties will fall to assistant manager Sara Bonderud and administration manager Julie Clark, who will take over this season’s operations.
Popadynetz was recently named the Tourism Attractions Leader of the Year in the Tourism Kamloops Bold Hospitality Awards.
In his work with the railway, he was responsible for running events such as the Ghost Train, Spirit of Christmas, Trick or Treat Train, Harvest High Tea and the upcoming annual fireworks special on Canada Day.
“Once again, there are no words to describe how grateful I am. A little boy’s dream came true. I ran the railway and loved every second of it,” Popadynetz wrote in a statement.
“For now, my one-way ticket is in hand, the whistle is blowing and I’m steaming forward to my next career endeavour.”