Manic Monday – I Know Which History I Want To Be A Part Of…

Midnight Musings from our CEO

June 21st is Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, and while we should be celebrating the Indigenous Culture in this Country every day, this is a very special time that calls out to all of us to learn more about the history and culture of this land for millennia.  Further, this is a time to reach out and appreciate the road that the Indigenous people have had to walk, to experience the remarkable music and dance that these nations share, and to appreciate the spiritual connection that has always been part of the first peoples.

The Indigenous people truly understand the importance of sustainability, the protection of mother earth, the connection between humans, animals, land, water and the Creator.

On June 21st there will be many and varied celebrations around our region and I encourage you to take the time to find out what is happening in your area and to take part in these special events.  Now is the time to stand together, to collaborate, to build understanding and to truly reconcile.

Never before have we had the generations of people both Indigenous and non-indigenous with the capacity to truly reach out and fully appreciate each other. Our world depends on it, and it will be our future generations who will look back on this moment in time and either celebrate us all for our collective wisdom, vision, desire for a world that is inclusive, compassionate, brave and so much better than what was before or they will have an alternative opinion of us…

I know which history I want to be part of…

Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA President & CEO


A few highlights from this week’s News Centre…

Time to Register for the Annual TOTA Golf Tournament 
August 28th will be here before we know it and while that is incredible to think and even sad to contemplate as our summer will be coming to an end it does mean we will all be golfing together in Oliver!

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All new Visit Valemount Website 
Visit Valemount has launched a whole new look on their site which will feature many enhanced features for visitors to learn more about this spectacular part of our region…

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Doctorate of Law
It is always exciting when one of our tourism family achieves a milestone and our congratulations go to Mike Wiegle who recently received his Doctorate of Laws degree from Thompson Rivers University…

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