Foster sees potential in adventure sports industry

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

  • Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Ryan Foster is running for City of Penticton councillor.

Ryan Foster is running for City of Penticton councillor.

We do have much potential when it comes to the adventure sports industry, which includes mountain biking. Because it makes use of the treasure that is our outlying areas, adventure sports tournaments can boost economic activity without congesting town. They are seeing a steady popularity increase, rather than decline, and they require little to none of our prime real estate, nor investment in expensive developments or complexes.

If we do want a complex for sports, I am in favour of working with PIB. Eco-tourism and agri-tourism are two other forms of tourism which are seeing a steep increase in popularity.