Experience the Gulf Islands Information Meeting

May 10, 2013

Victoria, BC- Media are invited to the Experience the Gulf Islands information meeting on May 15, 2013 at the Mary Winspear Centre. The meeting will introduce Experience the Gulf Islands (ETGI), an initiative of the Southern Gulf Islands Economic Development Commission. It will feature a key building block of the initiative: development of a Southern Gulf Islands Cycling & Pedestrian Trail Plan.

The purpose of this daylong gathering of stakeholders is to:

  • inform participants about Experience the Gulf Islands (ETGI) and its status;
  • hear from agencies/organizations that have accomplished similar initiatives and that could link to the ETGI initiative;
  • build awareness of the opportunities for community and economic development that a trail network could support;
  • build support for ETGI from stakeholders on each of the southern Gulf Islands and from the various agencies/organizations; and
  • conduct a workshop with ETGI island teams to discuss the project goals, processes to be used to determine proposed trails, provide assistance to move the project forward and ensure everyone is working toward a common goal within a regional context.

Date:    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Time:   9am – 4:30pm

Place:  Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting to learn about this exciting initiative and become part of the process to improve the economy of our island communities. More information can be found at http://sustainableislands.ca

RSVP by 4:30pm by May 14 to:           
Melody Pender, mpender@crd.bc.ca
250.629.3475

Additional Information:
Meeting Agenda

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030
lsthamann@crd.bc.ca

Ed Andrusiak, project manager
ETGI Team
250.539.2322
ed.andrusiak@gmail.com