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    ?Imash ?Imash - Welcome To Our Aboriginal & Eco Tour Services Booking Centre

    Thursday, May 8th, business partners Candace Campo (xets'emits'a) of award-winning Talaysay Tours and Audry Lochrie of Talking Totem Tours opened the doors to the first location of Aboriginal & Eco Tours Booking Centre.  Proudly located in the Visitor Centre of Sechelt, on the spectacular Sunshine Coast, the central booking outlet provides a means of reserving and purchasing - on the spot, or online - soft adventure tours of kayaking, boat charters and guided hikes, plus arts and cultural tours and accommodations anywhere along the Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Lund.

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    Jerry Seinfeld + Airplane Travel = Hilarious!

    Recently found this on HipCompass.com, a fabulous online luxury travel magazine ...enjoy as you head into the weekend. 




    Canada, You Have My Heart

    Tourism in Canada means jobs, and not just any job - the opportunities range from working in a fast food outlet while going to school, to attending post secondary educational institutes to learn hotel management, resort development to food and beverage operations which might even include becoming Canada's next top Chef!

    Then there is marketing, communications and sales leading to masters programs in business and culture.

    Here are some of the facts, presented in a video by Tourism Canada.  Be inspired. Please share it with a young person who is wondering where they should go to further their studies, or work and build a career from the bottom up.

    It's an incredible industry from which to carve out a profession.  Especially true if you like being with people - with the front of the house having the most draw ... and drama - although number crunchers (accountants, auditors) make it all work too, offering a highly respected role in every facet of tourism from hotels, to resorts, to restaurants and more.

    Learn more here.




    Shaw TV's The Rush With Fiona Forbes Closes Out 2013 With Great BC Getaways

    I know, we hear continually how lucky we are to be living here on the utterly gorgeous west coast of Canada.  And I hear it all the time when I travel internationally.  People LOVE British Columbia!

    No wonder,  as while the weather can be if-y some seasons, overall, we live in a moderate climate that is outrageously splendid when the sun shines, any time of the year. 

    2013 brought some very special moments travelling around BC. Join me as I share three perennial favourites that are wonderful to visit any time of the year!

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    Delightful Children's Book Buy One, Give One Holiday Program


    A is for Aboriginal is the first in the First Nations Reader Series. Each letter explores a name, a place or facet of Aboriginal history and culture.

    It was written by Joseph Maclean about ten years ago when he was working on a literacy project in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC and now it is illustrated and published for everyone to enjoy.

    While the book is a special read for all children, and makes a wonderful gift, Joseph has created the "Buy One – Donate One" program for children who are might not be fortunate enough to have someone give them the book as a gift.  This Christmas and for always,  for every book sold Joseph and his team will donate one to a needy child...buy one, give one.  Now this is what the season is about. Learn more here.

    Submitted by Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia