Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Strategy wins award at national conference

Thompson Okanagan Tourism received the Silver Award from the Planning Institute of British Columbia for Excellence in Policy Planning

Glenn Mandziuk

Glenn Mandziuk

Thompson Okanagan Tourism received the Silver Award from the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PICB) for Excellence in Policy Planning (Small Town & Rural Areas) for the region’s recently launched 10-year strategy: Embracing Our Potential.  The award category seeks to honour the development and application of leading-edge planning policy designed to enhance the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities.

This year PIBC co-hosted the national planning conference with the Canadian Institute of Planners. Receiving this accolade is a real accomplishment and honour for the regional tourism industry – this award was the only award to be directed to tourism and we are proud of the recognition that has been given to the strategy as a framework for tourism and economic growth in our region.