Local chamber concerned about new funding strategy for visitor centres
The province’s new funding strategy for visitor centres in small communities isn’t ideal for the people running the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre.
The president of the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is Julie Scurr.
Scurr says the new strategy isn’t taking into consideration that they have a new location, building and more people coming through the doors.
She says in the past they got “performance based” funding that depended on the amount of visitors per location. That is what the Municipality of North Cowichan is calling for at the on-going UBCM convention in Vancouver.