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REPORTING · 31st May 2014
Walter McFarlane
Trish Parsons from the Visitors Centre presented the annual report to Kitimat City Council on Monday, May 26th. She had provided them with the advertising brochures for the Chamber, the BC Parks Passport Program and stylish sunglasses which she passed out to them prior to the meeting. She expressed all of these are available on the Chamber Website.

In a letter to Council, Parsonís expressed the economic activity is impacting tourism and they are excited to see the construction begin on additional accommodations. She added they are beginning much needed upgrades to the Visitorís Centre, the first phase of windows and light fixtures being installed. This yearís upgrades will be the basement windows and the Furnace.

Parsons explained that the passport program allows people who are traveling across BC to stop by visitor centres and parks and collect stamps. When 6 stamps have been collected, they can pick up a prize.

Councillor Mary Murphy wanted to know if the Chamber of Commerce was planning to make changes to the building to improve accessibility. Currently, if someone cannot handle stairs, they ring a bell next to the door and the Chamber staff come and work with them.

Parsons expressed a wheelchair ramp would be difficult but the garage, which is currently being used for storage. She considered it could be used for accessibility for visitors, but it would needed to be upgraded. She considered it a long term plan.

There are two upcoming events at the Chamber. The first is the Fishing Derby on Labour Day Long Weekend, August 30th to September 1st. She said the flag raising will take place on June 28th.
b.c. parks
Comment by j.s. on 4th June 2014
what about hersch creeke park are they going to do anything to improve it. they could spend some money on it like adding 20 or 30 more campsites. look how nice kleansa creek in terrace is that would be great for tourism.