City to host local governments

Campbell River will play host to representatives from local governments across Vancouver Island and along coastal B.C.

Campbell River will play host to representatives from local governments across Vancouver Island and along coastal B.C.

The city was named the host city of the 2017 Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ (AVICC) annual general meeting (AGM) and convention, which will bring as many as 400 people to Campbell River.

The convention is scheduled for April 7 to 9, 2017 at the Community Centre and the Sportsplex.

Mayor Andy Adams says the event will be a big benefit for the community.

“Hosting the delegates and their guests at this conference will boost business for local hotels and restaurants and support our plans to enhance and expand local economic development and tourism promotion,” Adams says. “It will also provide an opportunity for people from other areas to enjoy Campbell River’s many attractions and amenities and to showcase our spectacular setting and exceptional lifestyle in Campbell River.”

Barbara Price, a Comox town councillor and president of AVICC, said she looks forward to what Campbell River has to offer.

“We are very pleased to award the 2017 AGM and convention to the City of Campbell River and look forward to working together to offer delegates, sponsors and their guests another great Island experience.”

Courtenay hosted this year’s AVICC convention and the City of Nanaimo will play host in 2016.