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.

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.