Great River Fishing Adventures Receives Tourism Award

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Tourism Chilliwack created a new annual award to recognize an individual or organization that has made exceptional contributions to the tourism industry in the community. Great River Fishing Adventures is the first recipient of this award.

Most Valuable Tourism Award

Allison Colthorp and Vanessa Oddy of Tourism Chilliwack with Dean Werk and Matthew Clive of Great River Fishing Adventures

We are grateful to receive this prestigious award in not only a place we do business but a place we call home. To have the opportunity to showcase Chilliwack to so many clients from around the world is a privilege and is an incredible experience

Great River Fishing Adventures received the first annual Most Valuable Tourism Partner Award from Tourism Chilliwack.

Tourism Chilliwack created a new annual award to recognize an individual or organization that has made exceptional contributions to the tourism industry in the community.

“The first recipient of this new award is a company and its owner who are part of one of our leading tourism experiences. Not only is Great River Fishing Adventures a great partner but they have a high level of professionalism and are dedicated advocates for conservancy,” said Allison Colthorp, Tourism Chilliwack’s Executive Director.

Great River Fishing Adventures has had 4 incredible catches over the past 2 years that have caught the attention of the world. They have been featured on many TV Shows such as River monsters, National Geographic's Fish Warrior, Daily Planet and BC Outdoors.

In 2014, they entertained just over 4600 guests and have hosted groups from over 27 countries. They have over 10,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and a TripAdvisor 5-star rating for 3 years with over 300 5-star reviews.

"We are grateful to receive this prestigious award in not only a place we do business but a place we call home. To have the opportunity to showcase Chilliwack to so many clients from around the world is a privilege and is an incredible experience," commented Dean Werk, owner of Great River Fishing Adventures.

From a community leadership perspective, Dean Werk is President of the Salmon Conservation Society, works closely with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Pacific Salmon Foundation and BC Wildlife Federation and is involved in many youth initiatives. Conservation is a number one priority for Great River Fishing Adventures and they are at the forefront of any adventure which is evident in from their participation in the ‘mark recapture program’.

About Tourism Chilliwack & FishChilliwack.com

Tourism Chilliwack was created to forge a partnership between the City of Chilliwack and the tourism industry, to promote growth and diversification and to increase the economic impact of tourism. fishchilliwack.com was developed by Tourism Chilliwack in 2008 in recognition of the vital role that the sport fishing industry contributes to tourism in the Fraser Valley. Tourism Chilliwack developed fishchilliwack.com to help market Chilliwack as a world class sport fishing destination.

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