Published On: Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association Elects New Board

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association Elects New Board
(Photo Credit: Parksville Qualicum Tourism Association)

PARKSVILLE - QUALICUM BEACH - Nearly 60 business leaders celebrated Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association’s 2015 achievements at its Annual Social and General Meeting (AGM) at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station on March 31.

Debbie Yule from go2HR co-presented a workshop with Cheryl Dill and Diana Jolly of the Career Centre on how to recruit and retain Baby Boomers as tourism and hospitality workers. Reports circulated at the AGM highlighted 2015 successes in stakeholder engagement, sport tourism, social media, and travel media relations.

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism also announced three Directors elected by acclamation for 2016/17:

  • Paul Drummond, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
  • Arthur Wong, Beach Club Resort (re-elected), as incomming Vice-Chair
  • Adrienne Thomson, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

These three Directors join the rest of the Board that includes:

  • Sandy Herle, Close to You, as incomming Chair
  • Rob Hill, Oceanside Village Resort
  • Robynne Shaw, Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort, as outgoing Past-Chair
  • Patrick Jiggins, Arrowsmith Golf & Country Club / Paradise Sea Shell Motel
  • Noel Hayward, Qualicum Beach Inn / Quality Foods
  • Beth Ross, bDigital Video (Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce Appointee)
  • Angela Hinz, Shorewater Resort (Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce Appointee)
  • Bill Luchtmeijer, Town of Qualicum Beach Liaison
  • Bob Rogers, RDN Board Liaison
  • Mary Beil, City of Parksville Liaison
  • Kim Burden, Non-Voting Director, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Evelyn Clark, Non-Voting Director, Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce

 “I look forward to a successful year with this dedicated group of men and women," says Sandy Herle. “We will continue to work on initiatives that build our region into the energetic and exciting place that many of us are fortunate to call home and others call their vacation paradise.”