Parksville businessman named vice-chair of tourism board

Tourism Vancouver Island tabs Arthur Wong of the Beach Club Resort

Arthur Wong of Parksville’s Beach Club Resort was named vice-chair of Tourism Vancouver Island during its conference and AGM in Sidney Sept. 19-21. — NEWS file photo

Arthur Wong of Parksville’s Beach Club Resort was elected vice-chair as Tourism Vancouver Island held its 54th Annual Conference and AGM Sept. 19-21 in Sidney.

Wong, who earlier this year was elected chair of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, was introduced with the rest of the incoming board of directors at the TVI conference, themed ‘Embracing our Roots.’

At the first meeting of the newly constituted board of directors, Ian MacPhee of Prince of Whales Whale Watching was re-elected to the position of board chair.

Wong and MacPhee are among four people returning to the board and elected by acclamation for two-year terms.

They are joined by Janet Clouston of Chamber of Commerce and Salt Spring Island Tourism and Janet Docherty of Merridale Ciderworks Corp.

Serving out their second year of a two-year term are Lara Greasley of Comox Valley Economic Development and Tourism, and Andrew Jones of Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures.

Lillian Hunt of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. and U’Mista Cultural Centre of Alert Bay has been re-appointed to the board for a two-year term, while Raymond Chan of RCA Consulting, Jenn Bogwald of MNP LLP, and Jim Owens of JTO Hospitality Group will serve their second year of a two-year appointment.

Along with TVI’s business meeting, its conference also featured networking and professional development sessions, keynote speakers, and entertainment.

— NEWS Staff and

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