Thursday • June 25, 2015
The 2015 AGM was held at the Fernie Curling Club on Thursday June 18th.
56 members & stakeholders were in attendance for the official business and networking social.
Board President & Chair, Mr Derick Berry led the offical portion of the event starting at 4pm. Having served with the organisation for 7 years (the past 3 years as chair), Mr Berry said he was leaving Tourism Fernie in excellent hands and encouraged the new board of directors to continue to lead the field in innovative and dynamic tourism marketing.
Mr Berry introduced various people throughout the official proceedings to assist with presentations including:
The 2015-2016 board of directors was announced:
Jikke also invited board members Tom Rosner & Shelley L'Estrange to assist in presenting outgoing board members with a small token of appreciation for their service:
Following the conclusion of the official AGM, Tourism Fernie staff hosted a networking reception with special guest speakers, Jonathan Heerema & Karen Tocher from Expedia Corporate Services, on the power of partnership. Jikke also made a brief marketing update, discussing Tourism Fernie's current strategies marketing efforts. The presentation was concluded with a new video produced by Nick Nault and Sage McBride, created to act as a training and educational tool featuring Fernie's summer attractions & activities.
Following the presentations, guests were invited to enjoy a networking social with venue, catering & decor provided by:
Many thanks to all who attended, provided support and ran for election for the board of directors. A special thank you was also made to the membership in general, for their support following a challenging financial year. Almost 100% renewal of memberships has been received for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, with several new memberships also received.