Let’s welcome participants

Editorial

Next week several thousand people will be welcomed to the West Kootenay for five days of athletic competition, fellowship and fun as the region hosts the BC Seniors Games.

In the days while the BC Seniors Games are underway we’ve got what amounts to a free pass at making a good impression on a large crowd of people we hope we’ll see again, and again.

For our West Kootenay communities, these games are a treasure trove… social, athletic, and economic.

This is the sort of influx of humanity that makes the marketers of tourism products salivate and it’s important to go out of our way to see that our guests take fond memories home with them.

While Rossland does not have an official role in hosting the Games, we do have a significant number of visitors staying in our accomodations, visiting our stores, eating in our establishments and enjoying all that our city has to offer.

This is also a time for some friendly  competition among the host cities as well as surrounding towns and villages – not a time for knocking our neighbours, by any means, but for going even that extra bit further in promoting our own home.

Misery’s not the only one who loves company, so it’s a great idea to let the people from across the province know that we love having them around.

Here’s counting on great competition for themselves and their friends, great entertainment for their relatives who make the trip, and for the lasting impression gained by being treated with warmth and courtesy by the welcoming folks of the West Kootenay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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