Enderby looks to future

The revitalization committee has come forward with seven high priority action items

There’s a lot of enthusiasm about increasing the level of energy and profile of Enderby.

The revitalization committee has come forward with seven high priority action items.

“We are assigning short, medium and long-term goals to each item,” said Coun. Tundra Baird, a committee member.

“As we continue to work through the list, we will be bringing members of the community on board to provide additional insight on specific items.”

Among the concepts are developing a theme for the community, determining how to create events that will attract tourists, establishing a recreational event and undertaking a branding initiative.

There is also a goal to focus tourism towards adventure, recreation, sports and destination resorts.

“It is quite an impressive list and there is a lot of work to do,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“We are going to meet in September and tackle them.”

Beyond these proposals, the committee is making progress on other projects.

“One of the first to be completed is our banners that will be hung along the highway,” said Baird.

“Another  exciting project that we have been working on is our new direction signs. The translation into Secwepemc (Shuswap) has been provided by the Splatsin elders.”

The Splatsin First Nation has been a partner in the revitalization committee.

“We are continuing to build a strong relationship with the Splatsin chief and council for the betterment of both our communities,” said Baird.