The City of Revelstoke is eyeing for a financial support to boost tourism

Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

City of RevelstokeThe City of Revelstoke is currently looking for financial contribution for a two-part plan. This plan will look at affordable housing and a new multi-use facility at the golf course that will have the facilities of a climbing gym and a squash court respectively. To quote Nicole Fricot, the city’s director of economic development, “this is a study where we’re looking what the feasibility of this is and we’re looking to see if this could work.’ Fricot applied for $100,000 in funding from the B.C. Rural Dividend Fund for the Revelstoke Tourism Plan. Its objective is to create a tourism planning along with an all-inclusive housing strategy and an arrangement for a multi-use facility at the Revelstoke Golf Club. The two apparently dissimilar projects are actually part of a single funding application.

To quote Fricot’s application, ‘Over the last several years Revelstoke has experienced unprecedented levels of tourism growth. Revelstoke’s ability to continue to attract tourists is heavily dependent on its ability to provide both housing and recreation opportunities.’

It further states, ‘By creating a comprehensive housing strategy, we hope to address a key issue that is negatively impacting Revelstoke’s ability to grow tourism, attract residents and support business growth in all sectors: lack of affordable housing.’

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