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New Year New Beginnings February 2023

Exciting Changes Ahead

Please join us in welcoming Rodrigo Landim as our Director of Marketing and Frank Creasey as Chief Experience and Commercial Officer.

Rodrigo is a senior brand and marketing leader with over ten years of expertise across a broad range experience-oriented industry. Rodrigo brings his global experience to the Director of Marketing role where he will be responsible for working with the local industry to lead CCCT’s efforts to share the region’s tourism stories far and wide. Rodrigo has been helping brands like Layfield Group in the manufacturing sector, ElectraMeccanica in the automotive sector, with Fossil, Diageo, and Brown-Forman in the fast-moving consumer packaged goods segment and Miolo Wine Group in the liquor business. Rodrigo can be reached directly at

Frank’s extensive experience includes running C4 Strategies supporting companies with executive expertise to further develop their capacity, value and impact, as well as time as CEO of Fort McMurray Tourism, Managing Director of Travel Alberta North, and marketing roles for Korea Tourism in Canada. Frank Creasey brings decades of experience in the tourism sector and business leadership to the new Experience & Commercial Officer, leading efforts to help local tourism businesses grow and enhance our destination development efforts. This includes leading the recently announced team of destination experience managers who will be on the ground working with tourism operators where they are located. Don’t hesitate to connect with Frank at

The CCC team and leadership express appreciation to both Mackenzie Moore, Interim Director of Destination Development and Emergency Program Manager and Rehan Siddiqui, Destination Sustainability & Stewardship Manager, for advancing programs, projects and initiatives across the region to serve our stakeholders! We wish them both the best of luck with their future endeavours.

Your Input is Needed


Sustainability Survey

The CCCTA is seeking input from stakeholders about current sustainability practices and where you would like additional support, in order to help us make informed decisions for developing policies and practices throughout our region.

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Destination BC’s Corporate Strategy

Release of Destination BC’s 2023-2026 Corporate Strategy

With transformation and change upon us, it’s time for us to collectively recalibrate our goals and consider how we can continue to work better, together. The new DBC Corporate Strategy is their new path for success. The intention is to focus on the following levers, to improve BC’s competitiveness and improve the quality of life for people living in British Columbia through tourism over the long term.

•   Compelling Reasons to Explore BC

•   A Globally Competitive Tourism Ecosystem

•   Reconciliation, and Respectful Growth of Indigenous Tourism

Join Destination BC to hear much more about their corporate strategy for 2023 to 2026.Date: Thursday, February 23Time: 10:00 am (PST)Location: via ZOOM

Background:In 2022, Destination BC conducted engagement sessions across the province for industry to provide input into the development of our 2023-2026 corporate strategy. Learn more about the engagement process and the resulting themes that are reflected in the Public Engagement What We Heard.

2023 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards

2023 Award Finalists Announced

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and BC Hotel Association (BCHA) have announced the finalists of the 2023 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards! The awards recognize and celebrate excellence, leadership, and innovation within British…

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Program Aims To “Spark” Innovative Tourism Ideas

Spark Program Returning

Secwépemc Territory (Williams Lake, BC) – For the second year in a row, individuals and operators in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region can apply to the “Spark” Mentorship and Grants Program to help take their new tourism ideas to the next level…

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EV Charging Stations

Expression of Interest | Installing Public EV Charging Station

The BC Lodging & Campgrounds Association (BLCA) has been talking with BC Hydro and FortisBC about partnership opportunities to install public charging stations offering pull-through service (capable of handling trailers and eRVs) to the public at a select few campgrounds.

Both are seeking potential partners with suitable land, under a licence to occupy arrangement, to install highway location fast charge stations for the public accessible 24/7 – 365.

They are seeking potential partners in key locations willing to:   

  • Offer land use at no fee – 10 year no cost licence to occupy   
  • Have an onsite host   
  • Can provide a maintenance and cleaning contract – snow clearing, garbage etc.

If you have a location and wish to be considered, please let us know by emailing

Exciting Career Opportunities Await

Careers – Pacific Coastal Airlines – Official Website

At Pacific Coastal Airlines, we honour our motto of People Friendly, People First. We encourage a positive, caring workplace and put a high value on collaboration, accountability, and loyalty. We are inclusive, respectful, and have a friendly…

For Your HR Needs

HR Corner with Christie ~ February Edition

An adequate, effective, and valid hiring process represents a step-by-step systematic procedure for hiring a new employee. The first foundational step of a hiring process is identifying your hiring needs. There are many benefits to an organized,…

New Funding Announced

New “Growing Communities Fund” for Local Governments

The Office of the Premier announced, $1 billion dollars in new grants will be going to local governments in BC to help build community infrastructure and amenities to meet the demands of unprecedented population growth.

The Growing Communities Fund will provide a one-time total of $1 billion in grants to all 188 of BC’s municipalities and regional districts, which they can use to address their community’s unique infrastructure and amenities demands – such as recreation facilities, parks and water-treatment plants, as well as other community infrastructure. It will help communities prepare for future growth and build the amenities needed to support new home construction, especially with the Housing Supply Act where targets are set.

These grants will complement existing infrastructure funding (such as sewer, water and recreation facilities) and will be distributed by the end of March 2023. The Growing Communities Fund will come from the surplus shown in the Second Quarter Financial Report.

Read the official announcement HERE.

BC Fairs Festivals and Events

The Province is providing up to $30 million in funding for eligible B.C. based events through the B.C. Fairs, Festivals and Events Fund (BCFFE) in response to calls for help from the sector. This second and final intake of the BCFFE is intended to support the sustained recovery of the community event sub-sector which continues to face ongoing challenges related to cost increases, supply chain issues, workforce availability, and reduced ticket-sales.

Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as funds are limited and applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. The BCFFE will be administered through a time-limited application process. Applications will be accepted from February 16, 2023 until March 3, 2023 11:59pm for events occurring between April 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

For detailed information about the fund and the application process please visit the BCFFE website.

The B.C. government news release for the BCFFE can be accessed here:

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport by email at

Holiday to Honour Survivors, Their Families and communities

September 30 – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
Now a BC Stat Holiday

The province has officially responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call on the federal government to establish a holiday to honour survivors, their families and communities. British Columbia will now join Canada, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon as jurisdictions that have designated September 30th as a statutory holiday

.Labour Minister Harry Bains introduced the bill in the legislature earlier this week, saying the holiday will be observed this year and every September 30th afterward to honour the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and remember the children who never came home.

Read the full announcement HERE.