Columbia Power Teams Up with Regional Districts at Annual UBCM Convention

CASTLEGAR, BC – Columbia Power has teamed up with the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Central Kootenay and East Kootenay to showcase the Kootenays to British Columbia at the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.

Approximately 2,000 delegates from 196 member communities will gather in Vancouver this week for the UBCM’s 110th annual convention, themed Navigating the Local Landscape.

“We are so pleased to be a part of the team taking the Welcome to Kootenay Country display to this year’s convention,” says Audrey Repin, Director of Stakeholder and External Relations for Columbia Power Corporation. “At past venues, the booth has received recognition for being the only collaborative display of various communities – a true reflection of the Kootenays.”

This year’s Convention theme, Navigating the Local Landscape, fits perfectly with the goals of the Kootenay Country booth: showcase the Kootenays and individual communities to a widespread audience and highlight the wide variety of recreation, accommodation, and tourism attractions that our area has to offer.

Representatives from local communities take turns participating at the booth, providing information on the region and highlighting our distinct piece of the province.

Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit

Photo Caption:

Representatives showcasing the Welcome to Kootenay Country booth at the 2012 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference. Left to right: Dieter Bogs, Mayor of Trail; Anne Henderson, Mayor of Salmo and RDCK Municipality of Salmo; Jane Walter, RDEK Area E; Audrey Repin, Columbia Power Corporation; Wendy Booth, RDEK Area F; Dean McKerracher, RDEK District of Elkford.

For further information, please contact:

Bree Seabrook
Manager, Communications
Columbia Power Corporation
Tel: 250.304.6021
Cell: 250.608.0757

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