The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce will host Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly at a luncheon on May 23. (Facebook)

Penticton chamber to host federal tourism minister

Minister Mélanie Joly will discuss building tourism and economic growth

The federal tourism minister is making a stop in Penticton next week to discuss tourism and economic growth.

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce will host Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly at a luncheon on May 23. The minister will speak about Canada’s new federal tourism strategy and how it intends to create jobs and economic growth, according to the release.

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“We are pleased to have the Minister of Tourism visit Penticton just before we enter our busy tourist season,” said Nicole Clark, chamber president, in a press release. “The City of Penticton represents a broad spectrum of tourism business stakeholders.”

Elected Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Que. in 2015, Joly served as minister of Canadian heritage from 2015 to 2018. She was named a minister of tourism, official languages and La Francophonie in 2018. She earned an honours bachelor of law from Université de Montréal and ran for mayor of Montreal in 2013.

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The lunch will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Joly will give a presentation at 12:30 p.m. A question-and-answer period will follow. The event is open to the public and tickets are $29.

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