Haida House wins award

  • Apr. 23, 2014 6:00 p.m.

The Haida House at Tllaal was presented the 2014 National Aboriginal Tourism Award in Whistler on April 16.”This national award means a lot to the Haida House staff. But it mostly means ‘Keep going. You are doing the right thing and you are doing things right,'” said Haida House manager Joelle Rabu.The award recognizes an aboriginal tourism provider that has demonstrated its commitment to developing and promoting authentic, innovative and enriched aboriginal cultural tourism experiences for visitors.The Haida House is honoured by the recognition and grateful for the support its received during its time in operation.”I personally extend a heartfelt Haawa to our valued team of Haida House employees and our HaiCo colleagues who continue to put their all into this fledgling business that, only two short years ago, opened its doors to the international tourism market,” Ms Rabu said.Award presenter Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle sees a bright future for Aboriginal Cultural tourism and businesses like Haida House at Tllaal.”We are an industry led group working for Aboriginal communities from across the country and there is continued progress. We are seeing provincial and territorial governments putting new Aboriginal tourism strategies in place due to increasing visitor demand which will benefit all of Canada,” said Keith Henry, ATMC chair.The Haida House acknowledges the Squamish- Lil’wat Nations, the Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Aboriginal Tourism BC and the Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle and extends its congratulations to fellow nominees.

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