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Emergency Resources for BC’s Tourism Industry

July 11, 2017 – As you know, there are some areas of the province currently dealing with wildfires, impacting visitors and businesses, and potentially influencing those who may be planning a trip to our province.

Stay Safe, Stay Informed. During times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to share information from official sources only. There are a variety of resources available to help you prepare for emergencies, gather up-to-date information and help visitors plan their travel.

BLBCA Holds Annual General Meeting

June 9, 2017 – The BLBCA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this past week on June 7th – 8th, in Kamloops, BC. Members of the Association gathered for two days packed with industry-related information, updates from both the staff and BOD.

The Association welcomed a number of distinguished guest presenters to the AGM. Some BLBCA members also presented and sharing their thoughts on a number of key and current industry issues.

There’s always time for a little fun, with the first day concluding with outdoor activities for attendees, including a local mountain bike ride to the Kamloops Bike Ranch and a hike through Peterson Creek.

These activities were followed by dinner, where attendees could chat openly and discuss key industry info & learnings amongst themselves and with many of the presenters.

The BLBCA is always exploring options to further expand the AGM. To discuss opportunities further or for all general inquiries on the BLBCA’s Annual General Meeting, please refer to the contacts at the bottom of this page.

2017 Bike to Work & School Week

May 29, 2017 – Bike to Work & School Week is May 29 to June 4!

Bike to Work Week started 23 years ago in Victoria! From humble beginnings it has grown to include more than 52 communities and 37,000 participants BC-wide in 2016 and it continues to grow.

Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking to school taking place May 29 – June 2, 2017. Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout BC to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. There are several ways in which you can get involved.

Celebrate Tourism Week

May 21, 2017 – The Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association is joining communities, cities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week—May 28 to June 3, 2017. 

BC’s tourism industry experienced record setting numbers last year, and the trend is continuing as businesses and destinations across BC have already enjoyed a busy first quarter and are anticipating more record results this summer. Operators and communities around BC are sharing their Tourism Week celebrations on social media using the hashtag #BCTourismMatters

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Brad Harrison
Executive Director
250-819-9774
colwest@shaw.ca

Ron Andrews

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604-462-8145
rga@shaw.ca

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