Irricana seeks input on tourism
Monday, Mar 30, 2015 01:13 pm
The Town of Irricana is looking for community assistance with their design of a Tourism Assessment Process.
Irricana and Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) have been collaborating to design a Tourism Assessment Process for the Town. The Town hopes the project will create an action plan to promote tourism and economic development in the future.
“The purpose (of the assessment) is to better Identify Irricana’s existing strengths and help local businesses be accommodating to tourism (in town),” said Irricana Mayor Valerie Squires.
It is expected the Tourism Assessment project will provide an assessment of local tourism assets to establish a plan for the development of tourism in Irricana. The assessment will be community based.
“The end goal is to help Irricana be better positioned to receive tourists, and (determine) how to advertise our amenities with greater success,” said Squires. “(The project) will give us the opportunity to create a strategy to carry (the community) into future years as Irricana grows and increases it amenity base.”
Irricana is asking community members to step forward and be part of the assessment of the town. The Tourism Assessment Team will be expected to help the Town access Irricana’s tourism strengths, which will be used to make Irricana an attractive destination for tourists.
Anyone from Irricana such as residents, home-based or storefront business owners and local interest groups such as 4-H and Scouts can join the Tour Assessment Team.
“The more input we receive, the more effective this project will be,” said Squires.
The Town of Irricana and the CRP will be holding an Open House on April 8 at the Irricana Centennial Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
During the Open House, community members interested in the project will be informed about the project and learn how to get involved.
For more information contact Rob Jorgensen by phone at 403-935-4672 or via email at email@example.com