Media Statement | Tri-Cities Chamber Urges B.C. Government to Safely Reopen Events Industry

(TRI-CITIES) February 4, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement regarding the current restrictions on the events industry.

“Our member businesses in the events sector have been hit very hard by the pandemic, and are fighting to survive. Our Chamber is urging the B.C. Government to reconsider the current restrictions for events, as the long-term viability of this vital industry that employs thousands of people and generates billions of dollars in revenue, is quickly moving past the point of being able to recover.

Our Chamber is convinced that events operated by industry professionals can provide a safe environment for all participants using similar health protocols as followed by restaurants, retailers, fitness centres, and theatres.”

In consultation with members connected to the events industry, the Chamber issued a letter to the B.C. Government, available to read here.

 

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Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 800+ businesses from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong community. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.

 

For more information, contact:

Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

604.468.6870