Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,


Latest Press Release from Wonders of The Wild


Wonders of the Wild
1452 Ironwood Mall,
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 5T5
Ph: (250) 287-2374
Fx: (250) 287-2005
 

August 22,2000

For immediate release: Wonders of the Wild announces partnership with Weyerhaeuser

Wonders of the Wild is delighted to announce their partnership with Weyerhaeuser for the month of
September “a celebration of salmon and other coastal fish”.

Weyerhaeuser’s has contributed $5000.00 to the Wonders of the Wild project.
As a major corporate partner, they join many other partners, including Human Resource Development Canada, Campbell River Tourism, Community Futures, the Eagle 97.3 FM, and the Courier-Islander newspaper. These partners have been the building blocks of the project, and have helped to build the success of the Wonders of the Wild project and peak the interest of the Weyerhaeuser Corporation.

Mayor Jim Lornie has been meeting with Weyerhaeuser representatives for some time. Says Mayor Lornie.
“I am extremely pleased to see such a valuable project have the security of various corporate partnerships. Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to the citizens of Campbell River has been extraordinary. Their contribution to the Wonders of the Wild project demonstrates their continuing mandate to help support the community and it’s people.”

“We are extremely excited to have Weyerhaeuser as our corporate sponsor for the month of September. Such a partnership illustrates that a non-tourism based industry realizes the importance of tourism to the community as a whole.” This kind of commitment helps us to secure a successful celebration and supports our goal of developing the tourism industry in partnership with industry and the community,” says Tom Buxton, president of Campbell River Tourism.

While Weyerhaeuser's contributions to the community are numerous, the Wonders of the Wild partnership is their first major link with a community tourism project. "Weyerhaeuser is committed to support the communities where we do business" says Ken Mackenzie, North Island Timberlands Unit
Forester. "As such, we firmly believe that the Wonders of the Wild project is a worthy endeavour, in the attempt to diversify and strengthen the local economy."

From left to right:Tom Buxton,president of Campbell River Tourism;
Jim Jackson,general manager of North Island Timberlands;
Mayor Jim Lornie;Sean Junglas,Wonders of the Wild Coordinator,
and Bob Currie,Human Resources Manager of North Islands Timberlands.


For more information on Wonders of the Wild or the Passport 2000, which offers over $500.00 in savings on attractions, entertainment, adventure tours, retail, and more, please call us at 287-2374, or visit our website at www.campbellrivertourism.bc.ca/wow

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