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BC Family Day - Vote by May 22nd

May 14 2012

In February, 2013, BC will enjoy its first Family Day.

The Provincial Government is currently soliciting input from British Columbians  about whether the second or third Monday in February works best for BC’s families and our economy.

BC Family Day is currently scheduled to take place on the third Monday in February, commencing in 2013.  However, since this day is a holiday in the USA and five Canadian provinces, many BC Ski Resorts are already operating at full capacity on this weekend, including Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Thus, having BC Family Day on this day will diminish the potential for British Columbians to enjoy BC Ski Resorts and other tourism experiences throughout the province.  Moroeover, it will result in a significant lost economic opportunity for the province.  Accordingly, CWSAA and Revelstoke Mountain Resort are advocating for the BC Provincial Government to move BC Family Day to the second Monday in February, in order to achieve the following benefits:

  • Economic Benefits: Moving Family Day to the second Monday in February would enhance the economic health and viability of the BC Ski Industry and BC Tourism generally.
  • Social Benefits: The incremental revenues received by the BC Tourism Industry would result in additional tax revenues for the government, helping to support social programs.
  • Family Benefits: British Columbians would have enhanced access to Ski Resorts, and other BC Tourism experiences, resulting in a more enjoyable Family Day.

Please provide your feedback on BC Family Day to the government via this link: http://blog.gov.bc.ca/bcfamilyday/

Thank you for your support!