October 13, 2005: MOU to raise Squamish visibility

      October 13, 2005
      Contact: Casey Dorin
      Tel: 604.983.7586

      (Squamish, B.C.)—Four leaders of industry and education in Squamish will sign a memorandum of understanding geared towards transforming the region into a world-renowned vacation and learning destination.

      The MOU between the Squamish Sustainability Corporation, the Squamish Chamber of Commerce, the BC Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation and Capilano College will be signed on October 18 at 4:15 p.m. at the new Squamish Adventure Centre.

      “This is a great day for the future of tourism in Squamish,” says Capilano College Squamish campus dean, Casey Dorin. “The Howe Sound Corridor is going to be a world leader in the tourism industry and the BCCTLI and Capilano College are going to play key roles in that process.

      “We’re trying to develop a real learning community that will work collaboratively with the tourism industry and other businesses, and have our students involved in the experiential process,” Dorin adds. “This MOU is demonstrating that the BCCTLI and Capilano College have a strong commitment to education and to the long term sustainability of tourism in B.C.”

      The new agreement focuses on partnership and will see the four parties working together to effectively develop Squamish into a world-class tourism destination that will support an integrated action plan involving all key stakeholders.

      “All four partners will agree to actively support each other’s endeavours,” Dorin says. “Together, we will work to find ways to maximize the opportunities that will be created through the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond. It’s a win-win situation all around.”