March 27th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 13
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Outdoor Adventure show
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Board members of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) represented the Crowsnest Pass at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure show on March 23 and March 24. From left to right Oliver Strickland – EDC Chairperson, Dave Filipuzzi - Councillor, Jane Mollison and Barb Huseby- both EDC members.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
On March 23 and 24, members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDC) of Council attended the Calgary Outdoor Adventure Show in Calgary.

Oliver Strickland of the EDC, Councillor Dave Filipuzzi and EDC members Jane Molliso and Barb Huseby all attended the event.

This outdoor adventure show is one of the largest tourism shows that the committee attends and is an important one as the Crowsnest Pass gears up for the upcoming tourism season.

Strickland says that attendance at the event was on par with previous years and says the area is being promoted well.

“The response was great I can see that the work being done to promote the area is making a difference.”
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Strickland also says that people are starting to gain more excitement when it comes to visiting the Pass.

“People aren’t saying where is the Crowsnest Pass, they are saying that we can’t wait to come visit this year.”

Other comments Strickland received were based on Thunder in the Valley and if it will return as a major event in the Crowsnest Pass.

“We have responded that our EDC is starting Discussions on the idea of some kind of major event.”

For people wondering what kind of events are available in the Crowsnest Pass, the best place to fins that information would be on the tourism website gocrowsnest.ca.
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Another big tool for the Crowsnest Pass when it comes to marketing the area for tourism is the Community Guide that has been sent to over 220 people and businesses.

There have also been 1,000 Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guides handed out this year.

Strickland says that the Crowsnest Pass can benefit from overflow of the National Parks in the area.

“We got the sense that people are paying more attention than ever to our community as the National Parks are getting over crowded according to many people we’ve talked with. They are looking for something different and less congested.”

Strickland believes this will be a great year for tourism in the Crowsnest Pass.
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