Buchanan wants to see sports committee developed

City of Penticton: Buchanan, Patrick—Council Candidate answers how would you go about boosting sports and other alternate types of tourism?

  • Nov. 13, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Years ago I sat in on an information session with members of the sports community. The panel consisted of sports editors of local papers, CHBC sports anchors and leaders in the sports field. We were looking at ways to promote sports tourism. Tourism in the valley, I feel, is still the main draw as to why people come here. Sports and culture play a major part of this attraction.

I would like to see a committee developed to promote this industry. I believe there was a position open up at the chamber of commerce to promote sports and culture. We should also look at bringing this position back.