New board takes up positions with Tourism Vancouver Island

53rd Annual Conference and AGM held Oct. 4-6 in Ucluelet touted as a success

Tourism Vancouver Island’s 53rd Annual Conference and AGM held Oct. 4-6 in rugged Ucluelet was a big success with valuable networking sessions, impressive keynote speakers, and great fun and entertainment.

The business meeting concluded the event with the announcement of the incoming Board of Directors for the 2016 – 2017 term.

At the first meeting of the newly constituted Board of Directors, Ian MacPhee of Prince of Whales Whale Watching and Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn was re-elected to the position of Board Chair.

“I’m looking forward to working with Dave Petryk and the entire Tourism Vancouver Island Team for another year, and I appreciate the support our talented board members provide myself, each other and the organization,” says Ian MacPhee. “Tourism Vancouver Island’s role continues to evolve but our mission remains the same – building the economic benefits of tourism for our stakeholders. I’m looking forward to a strong 2017 and the ability for Destination BC and the regions to do more with the government’s promised formula funding.”

Returning to the board and elected by acclamation for two-year terms are: Lara Greasley of Comox Valley Economic Development and Tourism; Andrew Jones of Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures; and new to the board and elected by acclamation for a two-year term is Cathy Whitcomb of Whiskey Landing Lodge.

Serving the second year of a two-year term are Ian MacPhee of Prince of Whales Whale Watching and Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn; Janet Clouston of Chamber of Commerce and Salt Spring Island Tourism; Janet Docherty of Merridale Ciderworks Corp.; and Arthur Wong of The Beach Club Resort.

Raymond Chan of RCA Consulting, Jenn Bogwald of MNP LLP, and Jim Owens of JTO Hospitality Group have been re-appointed to the board for two-year terms.

Returning to the Board for the second year of a two-year appointment are Lillian Hunt of U’Mista Cultural Centre and Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC, and Dean Prentice of Painter’s Lodge and April Point Lodge.

The Officers consists of: Ian MacPhee, Chair; Arthur Wong, Vice Chair (Chair Elect); Raymond Chan, Governance Chair; Jim Owens, Marketing Chair; Jenn Bogwald as Secretary-Treasurer; and Carol Ann Terreberry as Past Chair.