The District of Tumbler Ridge partnered with the communities of Dawson Creek and Hudson?s Hope along with Northern BC Tourism to package a great Northeastern BC Vacation. Participants were eligible to win one of two prizes, each consisting of a trip to Northeastern British Columbia. One winner was from the Vancouver area and one winner was from the Edmonton area. Each trip included five night hotel accommodations for two people, guided activities and attraction packages for three days and a $400 gas card for the Edmonton market winner and a $200 gas card for the Vancouver market winner. The tourism stakeholders in Tumbler Ridge generously donated well over $1900 per prize package.
I had the privilege to meet both prize winners over the past two weeks along with Mayor White. The Edmonton area prize was won by Don & Darlene Turenne who brought along their four children.
The Vancouver area prize was won by Iris & Paul Nixon of Nanaimo, BC. They were so impressed with their trip to Tumbler Ridge that they emailed, ?The helicopter ride with Ridge Rotors was amazing. The weather was perfect and we saw Kinuseo Falls and the Monkman Glacier in all their splendor. Our pilot Ryan was friendly and informative. The jet boat ride up the Murray River with Clint was also fantastic! We had our picnic at the falls and Clint let us linger as long as we wanted. The girl at the TR Dinosaur Museum gave us a fascinating tour and let us know where we could look for dinosaur tracks by the Wolverine River – which we did.?
The quick commitment that was made by out local tourism community made this all possible. Many thanks to Ridge Rotors Inc., Rocky Mountain Trench Adventures, Tumbler Ridge?s Newest Hotel (formerly Lakeview Inns & Suites), The Tumbler Ridge Golf & Country Club and Shop Easy Foods for the generous donation of prizes. Without your support, Tumbler Ridge would not have received the air time that we did. A 30 second commercial ran on CityTV between June 8-28 a total of 232 times in the Edmonton and Vancouver markets.