Let us go back into the time machine…..again
ODN files – August 13, 2013
Rhoda Brooks, Visitors Centre in Oliver (Historic CPR Building) holding heavy sign stolen from the station many years ago. So long ago memories start to fade.This sign was dropped off at ODN by a person who stated it was time for this to be returned. It had been ‘clipped’ in the early seventies and stored in a basement all these years.
No investigation needed. It’s back and hopefully the sign will hang again where it should be secured in a better way by Town Crews.
Back to the present
The Visitors’ Center re opened today (March 13, 2019) with little fanfare – but a well known manager was not there…….
Editor’s note: attempts to contact OTA, Oliver Tourism Association, the leadership, Rhoda and her family have failed to make a connection.
OTA decided to close for two months – employees basically severed. The rest has not been revealed by those formally employed, the employer or civic officials – who pay most of the bills.
ODN has reached out to the Association, the family and the government of BC re the contract for the Visitors Centre.
March 13, 2019
“We were quite literally today processing the renewal application that the Tourism Oliver Association submitted for their participation in the 2019 Visitor Services Network Program. Once processed (within a week or so) we will issue their 2019 “base funding” to assist in the operation of their visitor services endeavours for the 2019 season. We issue the funds to OTA as that is the organization has the agreement with the Town to operate the Visitor Centre (we refer to them as a sponsor organization). FYI, funds for the 2018 calendar year were dispersed in February 2018. I understand the Visitor Centre has been undergoing renovations and I believe they are scheduled to open imminently…..”