Happy New Year – a tiding of new beginnings and fresh starts that has echoed in every call, meeting and ‘bump’ into in the last weeks. On behalf of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast board of directors and team I hope that your ‘happy new year’ is one of positive progress and peaceful moments. As our holiday time of reflection ends and you are kicking into gear full of ideas and resolutions at home, your CCC team is looking towards future ways to support our industry through your business, community and events
.I am pleased to share that the regional MRDT renewal has been approved! Beginning in May 2023 the CCC marketing collective welcomes the City of Quesnel and District of Wells, and the accommodations located there, as new MRDT collectors! Watch for news calling for new marketing committee representatives as we begin our next marketing chapter and power up for positive recovery. Engagement programs, such as community applications, consumer show applications and cooperative marketing initiatives will be posted shortly. The current marketing committee is meeting in early January to kick start a new direction.
The development team is also gearing up for a new chapter. We are advancing regional sustainability, with guidance from the Regional Sustainability Committee and Biosphere Certification, there are new funded tools to assist your business with audits, planning and early implementation! On the Destination front work on understanding the impact and potential of trails to tourism continues with an eye on a new regional tourism trails strategy in our future under the direction of the Regional Destination Development Committee. Our emergency team is preparing for the unknown seasons ahead and seeking new tools to support your businesses as part of the provincial tourism emergency team.
Your board of directors is meeting in February to tackle key issues for our region and will be announcing some dates that we hope to be in your community very soon. Please continue to engage with the team and send your questions and feedback.
Here’s to a prosperous and peaceful 2023 for all!
Land Without Limits Updates Booking engine
We are excited to share that our partner, RootRez, has added a Book Direct feature for all unconnected properties. This is a positive step as we strive to market all our businesses and support a transition to digital readiness!
REMINDER to update your listing for 2023 and let us know of any special offers we can feature.
Your Input is Needed
Help to Shape Flourishing Business Strategy Tools and Resources for Canada’s Tourism Industry
A key component of the project is to gather insight, input, and feedback directly from small-to-medium sized tourism businesses and organizations. If you are the owner/operator of a tourism business or a senior executive/manager at a tourism organization, your perspective and experience are extremely valuable to us. As such, we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand current business models for, and strategy methods/materials used by Canadian tourism SMEs. The online questionnaire being used to collect feedback is comprised of 30 questions related to your organizational structure, your operations today, and your perspective on the next 3-5 years. You can use the below link to access the online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be open from Monday 9 January 2023 until EOB Monday 23 January 2023.
BC’s First Coastal Marine Strategy
Funding for rail safety engagement
Transport Canada has announced a new funding program that will support Indigenous and local communities to participate in rail safety initiatives. The call for proposals closes February 16, 2023, with the intent to have contribution agreements in …
Community Services Recovery Fund
Applications due February 21, 2023 at 5 pm PST The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time, $400 million investment, by the Government of Canada, to help charities and non-profits adapt and modernize. This investment will strengthen the…
Successful Funding Projects Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region
The projects announced in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region include:
Canada Community Revitalization Fund
108 Golf Resort
Funding will go towards upgrading and expanding resort facilities such as snowmobile and ski trails and RV campgrounds.
The Barkerville Heritage Trust
Funding will go towards developing ten virtual heritage walking tours for exploring the community of Wells and the National Historic Site of Barkerville.
Wettstone Guest Ranch
Funding will help build a new on-site lodge for workers and guests staying at the Wettstone Ranch in Lone Butte.
Canada Community Revitalization Fund
Quesnel Curling Club
Funding will be used to replace the roof of the Quesnel Curling Centre to improve the integrity of the building and ensure the club remains an active gathering place for the community.
Full of Heart in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Alison Duddy – Full of Heart in Quesnel
Born and raised in Quesnel, Alison loves the open, natural spaces and beauty of where she lives. But it is the supportive people here that makes Quesnel a truly special place to be. “The people make this place. So many awesome examples of people…
ITBC Spark Program
ITBC ~ SPARK Program Apply by January 18 2023
Whether you are an individual, a start-up or an established small business or non-profit organization, there can be many challenges and barriers to bringing a new tourism idea, experience or partnership to fruition. Program will match selected…
Why You Need a ‘Taking Care of Business’ Membership
Taking Care of Business is a membership platform providing professional support to businesses, not-for-profits and individuals exploring entrepreneurship throughout British Columbia. Your membership includes, valuable resources, training opportunities and one-on-one professional support through your local Community Futures office.
Upcoming Trade Shows & Conferences
WHO BC’s accommodation community | owners, operators, managers, emerging leaders, department heads, stakeholders, government officials, accommodation suppliers, and vendors. WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY
BC Sportsmen’s Show | March 3 – 5, 2023 | Abbotsford
trusted in the market with over three decades of success and brand recognition – you won’t find a better chance to meet with a captive audience of fishing, boating, hunting and outdoors enthusiasts.
March 4 & 5 | 2023 – Vancouver Visitors – The Outdoor
OVER 250 EXHIBITORS offering the latest camping gear, paddle sports, outdoor clothing, scuba diving & ultimate adventure travel destinations!
In The News
Ski club breaks ground on new lodge
In August, Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club (WLCCSC) broke ground on their highly-anticipated new ski lodge at the Bull Mountain Ski Area north of Williams Lake. First identified as a top priority in the WLCCSC’s 2016-2020 five-year plan, the