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Jul 20, 2022

TIABC Urges City of Vancouver to Advance Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic Bid


Re: Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

Dear Mayor & Council

On behalf of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC), I am writing to urge Council to direct staff to advance the City of Vancouver’s participation in the Indigenous-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in BC.

As the tourism industry continues to rebuild from the devastating impacts of the pandemic, the opportunity to host major events (including sport) in the City of Vancouver is paramount to our sector’s recovery in the coming years. Major events such as the Invictus Games, FIFA World Cup, and the 2030 Games offer much in the way of present and future benefits, not only for tourism, but for residents, stakeholders, and businesses in the city, region, and province.

Along with overall economic impact, TIABC believes that the 2030 Games will be a catalyst for further job creation, community pride and destination brand building, inspiring youth, creating social legacies, as well as destination marketing opportunities, pre-and-post meetings and test events, securing additional off-season business, developing infrastructure, and importantly using these games and other major sporting events as a forum for reconciliation.

Over the years, the City of Vancouver has consistently demonstrated it has the expertise, the venues, the enthusiasm, the reputation, and the vision to host major sporting events. As you are aware, the 2010 Games in Vancouver were among the most successful Winter Olympics and Paralympics in history and provided multiple benefits for residents and visitors in the years before and after.

Mayor and Council, TIABC strongly urges the City of Vancouver to join the Four Host First Nations and the other partners of the Exploratory Assembly in an effort to secure the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for our community and province.

Best Regards,

Walt Judas CEO, TIABC

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TIABC webinar series returns on November 24th! 

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? While businesses are aware of the importance of these elements, many are often unsure where to start.

go2HR is committed to building strong and safe workplaces. We have engaged ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, to build a webinar that deepens our understanding of EDI and how to start reshaping the workplace.

Date: November 24th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PT)

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REMINDER: Registration is open for TIABC 2022 Annual general meeting and industry forum! 🎉 

Registration is open for TIABC's AGM, to be held Friday, November 18th at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. 

Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM - Reports of the Society and election of directors
12:00 PM - Complimentary lunch for AGM attendees
12:30-2:00 PM - Presentation and workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with guest speaker, Joanna Jagger, founder & president, WORTH (Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality) Association

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at TIABC! 🍂 

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In Recognition of National Truth & Reconciliation Day, TIABC is dedicating this edition of our weekly newsletter to honour the children who never returned home and the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. TIABC understands that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

We open with an updated re-post from TIABC Director Brenda Baptiste and her poignant editorial from last year's inaugural National Truth & Reconciliation Day. Also included is a "Member Spotlight" on St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino which features content relating to the Indigenous peoples and communities in our province.

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In Ottawa this week, TIABC CEO Walt Judas met with @tourismhrcanada CEO Philip Mondor to discuss workforce challenges at THRC’s annual Labour Market Forum.
TIABC Call for Nominations 📢

The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) Governance Committee is seeking qualified individuals for the 2022-2024 term that are dedicated to the success of the Association and will support its principles as a member of the Board of Directors. Acceptance of nominations is based on a specific set of skills and experience.

Eligible candidates must demonstrate specific experience in the following areas:

1. Tourism Industry Knowledge

2. Technical & Business Expertise

3. Governance Competencies

4. Education and Training

The Board of Directors is made up of a maximum of 13 directors, consisting of 11 directors elected by the active members. TIABC is seeking a total of six (6) candidates for the 2022-2024 term:

The deadline for application submissions is Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

To receive the TIABC Board Nomination Form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Kulchiski (Manager, Special Projects, TIABC) at or p. 604.530.9979

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