Tourism task force named in White Rock

City aiming to have tourism strategy in place by fall.

White Rock's tourism kiosk on the waterfront.

The City of White Rock has compiled a list of stakeholders, business owners and industry experts who will make up its tourism task force.

The 12-person task force – which includes Couns. Lynne Sinclair and Helen Fathers representing council – will work under the direction of a consultant to undertake initiatives towards developing a Tourism Strategy for the city.

Appointees include Betina Albornoz and Doug Hart from Tourism White Rock; Cliff Annable and Jim Purcell from the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce; Douglas Smith and Susy Tucker from the White Rock Business Improvement Association; Bob Bezubiak, chair of the White Rock economic development committee; Gordie Sanga, manager of the Ocean Promenade Hotel; Jan Wait, owner of Jan’s On The Beach Restaurant; and Cathy James from Tourism Surrey.

The city hopes to have its Tourism Strategy in place by early October, in time for consideration for the city’s five-year financial plan.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Proposed White Rock development a ‘nightmare’ for Elm Street neighbours

Density, traffic, loss of views among chief concerns of residents

Story of ‘A Mother’s Journey to Adoption’ told in book by first-time Surrey author

In the 1990s, Raj Arneja and husband Gurpreet adopted two children in India

Delta launches online engagement portal

“Let’s Talk Delta” offers variety of feedback methods including surveys, polls, forums and Q&A boards

Heritage rail to remain closed for both July and August

Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society may open Cloverdale Station in September

Surrey council to consider a $150 FOI fee for attendance requests at city facilities

This is expected to come before council during tonight’s council meeting, on Monday July 13.

B.C. records 62 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths since Friday

Province has just over 200 active cases

Hotel rooms for B.C. homeless too hasty, NDP government told

Businesses forced out, but crime goes down, minister says

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

B.C. government prepares for COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

New measures after July consultation, Carole James says

COVID-19 exposure on Vancouver flight

The Air Canada 8421 flight travelled from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6

Double homicide investigation leads Vancouver police to Chilliwack

A VPD forensics unit was in Chilliwack Saturday collecting evidence connected to East Van murders

VIDEO: Former Abbotsford resident giving away $1,000

Langley native Alex Johnson creates elaborate treasure hunt to give away cash

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

UPDATE: Abbotsford shooting victim was alleged ‘crime boss,’ according to court documents

Jazzy Sran, 43, was believed to have been smuggling cocaine across the border

Most Read

l -->