The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) proposed Klahowya Village was unanimously approved by the Stanley Park Board earlier this evening.
AtBC has finalized an important partnership with the Vancouver Parks Board to build an authentic cultural experience that will support awareness of the Aboriginal cultural tourism industry in British Columbia. The Klahowya Village is scheduled to begin at the end of June and will close in conjunction with the Labour Day weekend in early September.
The Klahowya Village has been planned to provide a number of activities including daily cultural performances, authentic cuisine, Aboriginal artist showcase, plus many other exciting experiences. The Klahowya Village will also include a two-kilometer train route that will be developed as a state-of the-art sound and light experience exploring Aboriginal culture from many of the Aboriginal communities.
The economic sustainability of the Klahowya Village is a key element of AtBC’s vision stated Keith Henry AtBC’s Chief Executive Officer; “AtBC has established a business plan and we are confident that the Klahowya Village can be self sufficient.” Henry added, “the AtBC Board of Directors will review the results of the Klahowya Village from the summer 2010 experience in September. Clearly AtBC will be working to ensure success in 2010 and identify improvements to ensure event success for years to come.”
Henry concluded, “Klahowya Village demonstrated AtBC’s continued success to identify another initiative to support direct marketing and consumer awareness. We will continue to seek innovative strategies to support the Aboriginal cultural tourism sector and having key partners such as the Stanley Park Board offers another incredible opportunity.”
AtBC will be finalizing Klahowya Village program details in the near future.
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Keith Henry, Chief Executive Officer
Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC
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