Rossland's New Event Sign is Up and Ready
Tourism Rossland and the City of Rossland are pleased to announce that the new event sign at the corner of Columbia Avenue and St Paul is ready to go. This project was completed in association with the City of Rossland, provincial funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative, and the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Program.
“The new event sign is precisely what Resort Municipality Initiative funding is intended for. It will help Rossland promote tourism events in the community, as well as encourage people to stay longer and enjoy this beautiful part of British Columbia.” – Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour.
The goal of the community event sign is to highlight tourism events, and will be available to all local organizations for bookings through the City of Rossland. For more information and the booking form : http://www.rossland.ca/sites/default/files/city-council_policies_community-events-sign-policy-and-application_2015-10-06.pdf
“We are excited to have completed this project and to have created a legacy which is available to the entire community. As events become an increasingly important aspect of our local tourism economy it is a great way to assist in promoting them. ” said Deanne Steven, Executive Director of Tourism Rossland.
Mayor Kathy Moore commented that “This project was a great collaboration between the City of Rossland, and Tourism Rossland and is an excellent example of how we can leverage funds to create projects that have a positive impact on the community. It also highlights the importance of the Resort Municipality Initiative funding in improving our tourism infrastructure.”
The Province is investing $10.5 million through the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program for tourism infrastructure and amenities in 14 resort communities. The RMI program helps resort municipalities to increase the number of visitors and their length of stay, broaden resort activities to expand the length of the tourist season, increase employment, and to diversify the local tax base.
Tourism Rossland is Rossland’s Destination Marketing Organisation whose mission is to work in a fair and unbiased manner to grow Rossland’s year round tourism economy within the context of the community’s vision and values.