The Community Economic Development
department has completed two major planning initiatives over the past
The Revelstoke Community Environmental Strategy
was completed in June following extensive stakeholder consultation and
public input. City Council received the strategy in July, and the
various municipal departments are reviewing the document to determine
the best methods of implementation. Background discussion papers and
detailed action plans have been developed for:
Education & Awareness ▪ Toxic Substances
▪ Noise & Light ▪ Solid Waste Management ▪ Recycling
▪ Air Quality ▪ Climate Change ▪ Drinking Water
▪ Water Conservation ▪ Sewage Treatment & Discharge
▪ Storm Water Discharge ▪ Urban Forest ▪ Parks & Green Space
▪ Wildlife ▪ Energy ▪ Municipal Buildings ▪ Transportation
▪ Natural Ecosystems
“Opportunity is missed
by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work.”
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
The Community Environmental
Strategy is available for review on the city’s website at
www.cityofrevelstoke.com on the Community Development main page.
Revelstoke is one of the first small communities across the country to
undertake the development of a comprehensive environmental plan.
Tourism Development Strategy was
completed in 1997. This plan has successfully guided tourism development
in the community over the past six years. In 2002, the Tourism Advisory
Committee, a volunteer group comprised of representatives from the
tourism sector, recommended that the strategy be updated to reflect the
progress that has been made since 1997, and that new goals and
objectives be established for the next five year period. Following
review and consultation with the tourism industry, the following
objectives have been identified.
consistent and stable long-term funding for the Tourism Coordinator
position and establish an identity exclusively for tourism promotion.
communication with the tourism industry and the community and continue
to hold monthly meetings of the Tourism Advisory Committee consisting
of the Tourism Coordinator, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce
and community members.
- Initiate a
Tourism Service Awards program and encourage tourism businesses to
maintain or develop high levels of customer service.
local operators and tourism companies to package and promote winter
and market Revelstoke as a summer tourism destination and assist local
operators and tourism companies to package and promote summer
- Develop and
implement a strategy to draw more visitors from the Trans-Canada
Highway into the community, including improvements to signage and
attractiveness of areas west of town to help entice more travellers to
visit Revelstoke and support for the Enhancement Committee and the
City in highway revitalization efforts.
Revelstoke as a festivals and events destination. An events committee
has been formed to assist with development of festivals and events.
- Develop a
conference package and actively market the community as a conference
- Develop a
strategy to increase promotion of the Visual Arts, Performing Arts and
Heritage Tourism sectors, which are projected to be the fastest and
greatest growth activities in tourism over the next 25 years.
more initiatives to jointly market with regional and neighbouring
objective indicators to measure success of the identified strategic
REVELSTOKE TOURISM FORUM
4:00—7:00 PM at the Regent Inn
operators as well as the general business community are
invited to stop in and learn about the efforts of Revelstoke
Tourism, where we are going, the updated objectives and the
issues. It is your chance to offer your thoughts and ideas so
please plan to attend.
Come view and discuss the updated Tourism Marketing Strategy,
the 2004 Branding Strategy and what’s new in Tourism
attractions in our community. Meet Gerry Gardner, Tourism
Coordinator, Thom Tischik, Executive Director of the
Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce and Alan Mason, Director of
Appetizers, Refreshments & Prizes
All members of the community are
invited to attend the Tourism Forum on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 4-7
pm at the Begbie Room in the Regent Hotel. There will be an opportunity
to comment on the objectives and give your input into existing or future
activities you think are important for the promotion of tourism.
information on these initiatives, or if you have other suggestions to
help promote Revelstoke, please contact Alan Mason, Director of
Community Economic Development, at 837-5345 or by e-mail at
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