Christina Lake Visitor Centre raises flag for new info centre designation

Flag raising ceremony at Christina Lake draws big crowd.

Plenty of people came out to help raise the new visitor centre flag at the Christina Lake Visitor Centre on Wednesday. Back row from left: Jacki Skeet: Treasurer

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Grace McGregor, Area C director; Sandy Mark, community co-ordinator; Christina Lake Tourism Society members and other members of the community were on hand at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre to raise the official information centre designation flag on Aug. 21.

“We’ve been looking at ways to improve our marketing and our effectiveness as a community. We’re really interested in putting Christine Lake on the map,” said Mark. “One of the really important pieces for is becoming officially identified as an official visitor information centre by the province of B.C.”

Mark said until now, the welcome centre, which had 12,000 visitors come through last year, has just been rated as a kiosk by the province, which limits the support they receive.

“This way we are able to use their flags and they’ll be putting up signs with the giant I’s,” she said. “We’ll have the uniforms. It’ll mean more for the community because we’ll be able to present ourselves more broadly.”

Mark said the Christina Lake Tourism Society has been working for quite awhile on becoming an official visitor centre and staff is very excited.

“This is a big thing for Christina Lake,” said McGregor. “They’ve worked for the past four years for a visitor info designation. We all know when we’re driving back on the highway that if we see that info sign, we know we’ll get the information we need and we’ll get help. We’re very happy. This is another nice feather for us.”

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