Tourism Season Launched

On April 30, Vancouver Island North launched the 2015 Tourism season.

Vancouver Island North will be launching the 2015 Tourism season at an event in Port McNeill on April 30. The launch, at the Chilton Regional Arena, will include three informative sessions.

Jody Young from Tourism Vancouver Island will deliver a presentation on the Value of Tourism at 1:45 p.m. that will look at the roles of tourism businesses, industry organizations and government agencies in growing the tourism industry and working collaboratively to ensure continued vitality and success.

At 2:45 p.m. Laurel Sliskovic from the Sociable Scientists Inc. will introduce the Visitor Experience Survey that will be conducted in the Vancouver Island North region this summer.

At 4 p.m., “Marine Detective” Jackie Hildering will share her perspective on what makes the North Island extraordinary as a marine wildlife viewing destination and her experiences working within the area’s whale-watching community. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the final event sched- uled for 4 p.m. The day will end with a social at the Rock Pub at the Dalewood Inn at 1703 Broughton Boulevard in Port McNeill.

Please contact 250 902-8281 or joli@van- couverislandnorth.ca for more information or to register.