‘Significant changes’ coming for Okanagan River Channel tubing company

The Penticton Indian Band’s Coyote Cruises is seeking to grow its business in the coming years.

Coyote Cruises, purveyors of the Float the Channel Experience, has announced significant changes for upcoming tubing season.

The company, which recently held a hiring blitz to find “the best of the best” in employees, is looking to expand its services and grow the business.

READ ALSO: Coyote Cruises looking to enhance Okanagan River Channel experience

The objective, according to Mike Campol, director of projects and partnerships for the K’uL Management Group (formerly the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation) is to: “Help deliver a fun, safe and memorable experience to guests enjoying Penticton’s River Channel — including its vibrant waterfront and one of the most beautiful settings in the Okanagan Valley.”

To that end, Coyote Cruises has signed a partnership agreement that will see the Penticton Indian Band as the majority owners.

Its other partners are local tourism industry professionals, leaders in youth employment who manage existing leases with the City of Penticton and have tourism and hospitality experience. These partners include LocoLanding, The Peach and Boston Pizza.

Campol added Coyote Cruises is also working with the Penticton Parks and Recreation Department to acquire a long-term lease, 20 years, and in the interim is operating under a short-term licence to use the city-owned Riverside Drive headquarters of the operation.

READ ALSO: ‘Troubling’ financial report hopes to effect change for Penticton Indian Band

In late March, the K’uL Group released a report indicating reported poor practices were happening within some of the subsidiary companies including Coyote Cruises which had a deficit of $76,000, GST penalties and other financial concerns.

In part the report was intended to create better awareness and transparency within the band operations.

K’uL (pronounced “cool”) Group leads and manages the business interests of the Penticton Indian Band. K’uL Group is governed by its own independent board of seasoned business professionals and the shares are wholly owned by the Penticton Indian Band. K’uL is a Syilx word, meaning, to work – to make – to create. The root word is Kul’n’chut’n, meaning, Creator.


 

@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


 MarkBrett
Send Mark Brett an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Tubing the river channel is a popular summer time activity for tourists and locals alike. (File photo)

Just Posted

City of Enderby issues flood caution reminder

Rain in Sunday weather forecast could increase water levels and flow

Rain in Sunday forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada calling for 15-20 millimetres in regions

Salmon Arm man reported missing by RCMP has been found unharmed

Ken Derkach apologizes for having caused anyone concern

Preparations for flooding in the Shuswap accelerate

A sandbagging machine and a crew to run it have been set up in Silver Creek.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada is forecasting strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy downpours in parts of the Interior

Minimum wage goes up June 1 in B.C. as businesses face COVID-19 challenges

The minimum wage jumps by 75 cents to $14.60 an hour on Monday

PHOTOS: Okanagan residents capture epic lightning show

A look at some of the best shots of the storm on May 30

Big White Ski Resort to offer rebate for pass holders after early closure

Next year’s pass will include a 20 per cent rebate

‘No tick is a good tick’: Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

The foundation’s president said all ticks that attach to humans and pets can carry various diseases

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

Tens of thousands marched to protest the death of George Floyd

Arena served Summerland for 26 years

Warm winters meant short ice seasons in early 1950s

District offers safety tips after cougar spotted near Lake Country school

The animal was seen on a walking trail near Peter Greer Elementary Saturday morning

Most Read