Tourism commission needs volunteers

District of Lake Country is establishing a tourism commission to develop a visitors information centre.

Tourists are beating a path to Lake Country, but there’s no one here to welcome them. District council has instructed staff to establish a tourism commission which would develop a visitors information centre.

“There are a lot of different groups trying to promote their businesses and we have signed an agreement with Kelowna to piggy-back on to their marketing,” said Mayor James Baker. “But there is no visitors centre to direct people to what’s going on here.”

The previous visitors centre closed after the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce decided to no longer operate it. The hope is to have a facility open this year and identify who would actually look after its management.

“We may get Tourism Kelowna to get involved. We need someone to work on it,” said Baker.

The district would also like to see the Okanagan Indian Band participate.

Volunteers can contact the district office to take part in the commission.