May 2018


Dear Partners,

On behalf of the Board, we hope that you've had a good start to 2018 and are ready for a great year ahead! Please join us at our Annual General Meeting and stay for a dynamic panel presentation where we will dive deeper in to the tourism industry and why it’s important to your business.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please join us
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration 8:30 am

Coast Tsawwassen Inn – 1665 56 St.  Delta
RSVP to by May 23, 2018
Light snacks, coffee and tea provided

PANEL: Tourism - Why it’s Good for Your Business
The tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries globally. It is a key economic driver and one of BC’s competitive strengths in the world economy, making it hard to argue that tourism doesn’t exist in EVERY one of BC’s municipalities, Delta included. 2017 was a record-breaking year for tourism in BC; we welcomed over 5.7 million international visitors – up 3.3% over 2016. Looking ahead, 2018 is poised to be a record-year for the BC tourism industry as well.

Join us for as we deep dive into what tourism looks like in Delta and how YOUR business plays a key role and can benefit from this rapidly growing industry.


Shawna Leung, Business Advisor, Destination British Columbia

Paul Kamon, Executive Director, Sunshine Coast Tourism
Co-Founder, BC Ale Trail Cooperative Marketing Campaign

Jane Stark, Chair, Tourism Delta Board of Directors

In anticipation of our upcoming AGM, we are looking for partners that are interested in contributing to the future of tourism in our community, to join our Board of Directors. Please email for more details.

Thanks go to our current Board of Directors:

  • Jane Stark, Chair
  • Joanne Gallagher Kurtzke
  • Orrin Morishita, Treasurer
  • Darren Gates
  • Sylvia Bishop, Secretary
  • Carlene Lewall
  • Amy McFee

As a reminder: Tourism Delta defines membership as follows:

"...members of the Society are either Tourism or Marketing partners defined by the following:

1. Tourism Partner - any tourism-based business, organization, or individual who holds a current business license in the municipality of Delta.

2. Marketing Partner - any tourism partner who has contributed to or participated in activities of the society within the present year. Minimum levels of support shall be determined by the directors of the Society."

Tourism Delta promotes both tourism and marketing partners, but only marketing partners are entitled to a vote at the AGM.

Make sure to add to your favourites and check regularly for information on activities and attractions in Delta (and send us your information so that we can include it). You can also stay up to date and share information by following us on social media - and we encourage you to use our official hashtag #exploredelta.

Lastly, please note our mailing address:

Tourism Delta
c/o The City of Delta
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K3E1

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your participation and support so far - we look forward to working with you!

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email us at

Jane Stark 
Chair, 2018
Tourism Delta