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2019-2020 Shaker Rain Barrel Project
Collaborating with the Shaker Music Festival to raise awareness around BC Smart water practices and sustainable rain water harvesting
THIS PROJECT AIMS TO BRING AWARENESS AROUND WATER CONSERVATION WHILE SUPPORTING AND CELEBRATING COMMUNITY, THE ARTS, AND THE SHAKERS GREEN INITIATIVES
This is a multi-faceted project to highlight the arts community, give back to organizations that advocate for community sustainability, and to continue developing the Shaker green initiatives. The cost of the barrels are split into three funding streams:
1. to pay local artists to paint master pieces onto the barrels
2. to donate to a deserving organization in town
3. to invest into our shaker green initiatives
Use your harvested rain to water the garden, clean the dishes, rinse the mud off your shoes, wash the dog, fill the toilet tank, etc. There’s a number of ways to utilize the rain and always a reason to rejoice in a rainy day!
Your practices contribute towards:
- The United Nations SDG# 6 Clean Water & Sanitation
-Community Resilience & Food Security
-‘Living Water Smart, BC’s Water Plan'
Show your support by using our hashtag #PAtogetherfortourism
& you can now customize your Facebook profile picture with our frame
Now is the time to think about a regenerative future for tourism and visitor economies.
Bailouts and rescue packages for people and businesses are available but we need to think carefully about what kind of future we want and what incentives and directions are needed to get us there.
One way to approach regenerative tourism is through Design Thinking, this framework has huge potential as a creative thinking, user-centred, action-oriented means of ideating and exploring the future of tourism.
Email us now to inquire about personalized one-on-one planning and design thinking integration for your business
30 MINUTE SESSIONS
April 8, 2020 " Navigating Through the COVID-19 Resources and Setting your Focus"
Guest Expert: Genevieve Huneault, Founder of Social Root Consulting
April 15, 2020 " Coming Together as a Tourism Community to Strengthen our Industry"
Guest Experts: Jonny Bierman, Founder of Eco Escape Travel & Tara Christensen, Business Development Officer for Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot
April 22, 2020 " Exploring Tourism Trends as a Potential Opportunity for your Business"
Guest Experts: Nancy Arsenault & Lesley Anderson, Tourism Cafe Canada
April 29, 2020 5:00pm-5:30pm PMT
" Effective Marketing Approaches for Engaging your Visitors Now and After COVID-19"
Guest Expert: Ingrid Dilschneider, Founder of Matrix Marketing
May 6, 2020 5:00pm-5:30pm PMT
"How Shopify is Helping Businesses Diversify and get Online"
Guest Expert: Justin Papp, Success Specialist, Shopify
Thank you to all who are in support of PA Together for Tourism! Together we have the power to shift our tourism vision and operations in the Alberni Valley in order to become more resilient as an industry.
The Tourism Café
Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot
Valley Vibe Publications
Eco Escape Travel
Sustainable Tourism 2030
Tourism Vancouver Island