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CEO News and Industry Updates November 2022

Canim Lake | Michael Bednar

A Note From The CEO

Winston Churchill is reported to have stated, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Many of us can relate to this over the past few years, but while they have been challenging times personally and professionally, we have seen some positive outcomes for our industry and our communities. I have witnessed an increase in patience, kindness and compassion for others as we struggled. I have witnessed individuals stepping up and lending us a peak at their inner ‘hero’ as they served those in greater need. I have witnessed a coming together, to work more closely and think about what we truly need to move forward and succeed. I hope that these silver linings of challenging times become woven into the way we continue to treat one another and forge ahead together. I am glad to be returning to this amazing resilient region, to work with and serve each of you as we define our next steps in recovery and growth. Many blessings to each of you!

 “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert H Schuller

AGM Update

Annual General Meeting November 3, 2022

The first in person Annual General Meeting of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, since 2019, took place on November 3, 2022 in 100 Mile House. The event was well attended considering the weather and the first snow of the season.

Bright future for tourism industry forecast in the…

The future of tourism in the South Cariboo, in the long term at least, is bright. That was the consensus at the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association’s 60th annual general meeting at the 100 Mile House Community Hall Thursday, Nov. 3.

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Staffing Updates

2022 has been a year of change and transition for many, and Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is no exception. Our CEO, Amy Thacker, left us for a medical leave at the beginning of March as was able to rejoin the team at the November AGM in 100 Mile House recently. We are pleased to welcome Amy back and celebrate that she is well after recovering from cancer surgery. On behalf of the board of directors, please join us in supporting Amy’s return to leading the organization.
Along with Amy’s return, we’re also welcoming a new lead for Travel Trade and Travel Media. Please join us in welcoming Lesley Chang to the CCC TEAM! Lesley is a public relations professional with experience in media relations and marketing in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Most recently with tartanbond, she has BC experience with destination marketing organizations and global experience working with trade and journalists. You can reach her for travel trade at or for travel media at
Several other team members also faced transitions over the year. The CCC team wishes fond farewells to Beverly Evans, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Travel Trade Manager and Indigenous Specialist and to Geoff Moore, Travel Media Relations and Film.
A note from Beverly:
“To Valued Stakeholders and Colleagues:


It has been a great 9 years that I have dedicated my loyalty to the CCCTA. I have had some great adventures and a lot of learning curves along the way. There have been some big changes to the office over the past 9 years, from the office I walked into with 3 other employees, growing to an office of 12. I must say that each of you that I have had the opportunity to work with has made a big impact on my life and has really made me appreciate where I live and what we have to offer to our visitors, what do they say? You never really appreciate where you come from until you see it through someone else’s eyes! And I must say this statement has never been truer. But like a great bottle of gin all things come to an end. I will always be a big advocate for our area, if you ever have any questions or need assistance, I will always be available.


Yours truly

Beverly Evans”
Sadly, many others have not experienced a positive outcome from their medical battles, and we have lost many leaders in our industry throughout the summer. The CCC team wishes much love and condolences to those who have lost loved ones and we will miss the long-time contributions of many, such as Darlene Van Es, Gary Zorn, and Trisha Larsen.
To those still on a journey of change and transition, whether it is health or life, we lend you strength!

Funding Opportunities

Destination Development Fund

The Province is launching a $30 million fund to build a strong and globally competitive tourism sector that fosters vibrant communities across BC. The Destination Development Fund is providing one-time grants to support the development and…

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Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program

The Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) is a new grant launched by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation (JERI). The Government of B.C.

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Connecting Communities BC

The program supports expanding high-speed internet services to under-served rural, remote and Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The first intake round, which opened Sept. 7, will close on Dec. 15, 2022. The second intake will open for…

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Government Announcement

Cost-of-living credits will help people, businesses

With global inflation still driving costs up, families and small businesses in B.C. will get a one-time cost-of-living credit on their BC Hydro bill this fall, and a new BC Affordability Credit in January. “People and small businesses across B.C. …

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New Local Governments

New Regional Governments

A warm thank you goes out to all those who stepped up to run in the local government elections and congratulations to our newly elected officials. We look forward to working with you on future projects.

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Upcoming Conferences You Want to Attend

ITBC AGM Celebrating 25 Years

Annual General Meeting + 25th Anniversary Evening Celebration Thursday, December 1, 2022Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel Join the 2022 Annual General Meeting taking place on December 1, 2022, at the Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel on the…

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Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference

The focus for the 2023 IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference continues to be on uncovering resources, building skills and showcasing solutions-based thought leadership, as the Victoria, BC based conference celebrates its sixth year,…

BC Tourism and Hospitality Conference 2023

March 1 to March 3, 2023 Prince George, BC Further details – including registration, accommodation and program highlights – will be released later in 2022.

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