Jakubeit wants dedicated sports tourism manager

City of Penticton: Jakubeit, Andrew — Mayoral Candidate answers how would you go about boosting sports and other alternate types of tourism?

  • Nov. 13, 2014 5:00 a.m.

We need to have a dedicated person to go after sport tourism events both high profile and small/medium tournaments, plus focus on expanding the shoulder season.

Many sporting organizations and festival boards are volunteer run and need some help to expand, enhance, future proof, and market their event. The City should help as it is our facilities they generate revenues for, and our community that benefits from the tremendous economic impact and exposure.

Tourism is our foot in the door to showcase Penticton as a place to start a business, move a business, start a family or move a family to.