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Regional districts to partner with Columbia Power at FCM

Representatives showcasing the Welcome to Kootenay Country booth at the 2013 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference. Left to right:  Ann Henderson, RDCK Municipality of Salmo; Jane Walter, RDEK Area E; John Kettle, RDCK Chair; Audrey Repin, Columbia Power; Jess Clark, Partner; Hans Cunningham, RDCK Area G; Wayne Stetski, RDEK Municipality of Cranbrook, Robert Cacchioni, Municipality of Trail. - Photo submitted
Representatives showcasing the Welcome to Kootenay Country booth at the 2013 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference. Left to right: Ann Henderson, RDCK Municipality of Salmo; Jane Walter, RDEK Area E; John Kettle, RDCK Chair; Audrey Repin, Columbia Power; Jess Clark, Partner; Hans Cunningham, RDCK Area G; Wayne Stetski, RDEK Municipality of Cranbrook, Robert Cacchioni, Municipality of Trail.
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Columbia Power has teamed up with the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay to showcase the Kootenays to Canada at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) annual conference and trade show.

The FCM’s annual conference and trade show is the largest annual gathering of senior municipal officials from across Canada. This year, more than 1,800 delegates will gather in Niagara Falls May 30 – June 2 for the 77th annual event.

“We are so pleased to be a part of the team taking the Welcome to Kootenay Country display to this Canadian conference,” says Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder and External Relations for Columbia Power Corporation.  “In the past, the booth has received recognition for being the most popular collaborative display of various communities – a true reflection of the Kootenays.”

The Welcome to Kootenay Country booth display showcases the Kootenays and individual communities by highlighting the wide variety of recreation, accommodation, and tourism attractions that our area has to offer.

Representatives from local communities take turns participating at the booth, providing information on the region and highlighting our distinct piece of the country.

“Local government leaders are champions and story tellers for the regions in which they live. It is great to see the regional districts from the Kootenays working together to promote their communities at the meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Niagara Falls,” says Rhona Martin, President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.

Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit www.columbiapower.org.

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