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The Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre (CRC) has received another award from the Province’s Rural Dividend Fund to extend its Edu-Tourism Project beyond Pender to the other Southern Gulf Islands of Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Saturna Island.
In Fall 2019 – Spring 2020, the project will focus on edu-tourism opportunities on Pender, Mayne, Galiano and Saturna Island. We are also starting to research and develop infrastructure for a centralized edu-tourism hub in the Southern Gulf Islands.
What is Edu-Tourism?
Edu-tourism refers to programs that encourage participants to experience the unique culture of the location they are visiting. The benefits of this place-based learning project include:
- Spreading the tourist season away from the summer months and encouraging a sustainable industry
- Developing a knowledge-based economy in which unique expertise is fostered and valued.
- Improving employment opportunities for residents
The initial project funded in 2017 enabled several off-season offerings including a song writer’s workshop, a kayaking course, the Eco Home tour and the launch of the Magic Lakes record label.
For more information about this program and upcoming projects please follow the CRC on social media.