Our people and our natural resources offer a perfect combination for attracting sports tourism. We have proven this as a community with rock climbing, hockey, biking, dragon boating, and triathlons.
Additionally, we have several active groups for stand-up paddle boarding and kite wakeboarding that shows the true entrepreneurial sportsmanship of Penticton. The regional plan for the bike corridor is another exciting example that has the potential to draw people of all ages.
We have all the elements necessary to host a major sports conference. I believe council should support the work of these groups whenever possible.