January 24, 2006: New regional development officer named to BCCTLI

      January 24, 2006
      Contact: Shelley Kean
      Tel: 604.983.7596

      (SQUAMISH, B.C.)—Tim Schoahs is ready to “test his metal” as the new regional development officer with the B.C. Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation (BCCTLI) in Squamish. The Centre is a focal point for province-wide tourism education and innovation.

      Acting as a liaison between Capilano College, host of the BCCTLI, and the communities it serves in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Tim will be working to support the development of tourism programs and to connect tourism partners within the province.

      “I’m excited about working with the College, the Squamish Sustainability Corporation, the Squamish First Nation and other partners towards developing Squamish as a leading North American learning destination,” said the former president of Rivers and Oceans Expeditions, a company that provided high-end wilderness safaris in B.C., the Yukon and Alaska. “The B.C. Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation is providing timely and exciting ways to build capacity in our tourism workforce and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

      With years of experience developing and marketing travel programs around the globe, the new father and Squamish resident is currently working with Capilano College Tourism instructor, Dr. Brian White, and students enrolled in the Tourism Leadership program in Whistler. The program is a partnership between Capilano College and Royal Roads University that provides advanced specialized development for tourism industry professionals.

      Outside of work and family, Tim is an avid cyclist who regularly participates in Squamish’s popular Test of Metal Mountain Bike Festival. He will be working from the new Squamish Adventure Centre, a magnificent structure that showcases the positive future of B.C.’s tourism industry.