L.E.A.D.

Lake Economic & Activity Development

“Working Together Leading Cowichan Lake District into the Future with Initiative for Business and Tourism Activities.”

Objectives :
1. Promoting Cowichan Lake District as a Tourist Destination
2. Identifying infrastructure
3. Developing accommodation services
4. Encouraging seasonal festivals/events
5. Co-operation with Laketown Ranch
6. Promoting Tour Packages and Hospitality
7. Encouraging business initiatives
8. Identifying Risk Management requirements
9. Encouraging the development of a brand or logo for Cowichan Lake  District
10. Pursue funding sources

WHO Are We ?
A group of citizens, including businesses, non-profit, groups, Cowichan Lake festivals, Service Clubs, First Nations; virtually all who have a vested interest in our communities.

WHAT Will We Do?
We will act as an ‘umbrella group’ to coordinate activities, to develop infrastructure, to promote more accommodations, and recreational activities, to work with Laketown Ranch; to be sure we have economic sustainability for the future.

WHY Have We Formed?
To be sure the Cowichan Lake area is prepared to become a tourist destination.

WHERE Will We Operate?
In the entire Cowichan Lake area, including Youbou, Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake.

WHEN Will We Be Ready?
Starting in 2016, we will begin to develop infrastructure and encourage more activities/events.

We are creating a long-term economic plan to develop the Cowichan Lake District into a vibrant centre that will include tourism, business and recreation.

Laketown Ranch has given a spark to ignite the fire for the following initiatives.
(These long-term phases may change or be altered; they are meant to be guidelines only)
Phase One:
Develop Infrastructure and a summer activity in Lake Cowichan to maximize Sunfest, for the 2016 summer season.

Phase Two:
Start working toward recreational activities, (water park); promote additional events in Honeymoon Bay, Youbou and Lake Cowichan.

Phase Three:
Promote hotel/motels in the area, including a luxury accommodation.

Phase Four:
Develop Cowichan Lake District tour packages, lunch and dinner cruises; hospitality program.

We invite anyone who lives or operates a business around Cowichan Lake, to join us with ideas, enthusiasm and excitement for the future.

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