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Crystal Cove Resort - Tofino, Vancouver Island

Board of Directors and Staff

Staff

Membership and Administration Services

For information on joining the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association; supplier advertising opportunities and the Buyers Guide; member program sign-up or questions; updates to web profiles and web site advertising; accounts payable; accounts receivable; Super Camping and Select Lodging advertising, listings and distribution; changes to membership record data please contact:

Anne Philley
Member Services Coordinator

778-383-1037

Management and Executive Services

For help with operational questions; interpretation of acts and regulations; suggestions and detailed explanations about member benefits; Dogwood Express content; surveys and stats; web site design and content, advocacy issues and concerns; access to the board; suggestions for new programs/services; management of the Association please contact:

Joss Penny
Executive Director
778-383-1036

Social Media and Special Offers

Social Media for the Camping and RVing BC Coalition web site www.campingrvbc.com; and BCLCA social media such as Blogs; YouTube; Facebook; twitter; Pinterest; and member discount or special offer coupons on travel-british-columbia.com please contact:

Darlene Oswald
Marketing Coordinator
darlene@bclca.com

Board of Directors

BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association is governed by a volunteer Board of dedicated individuals elected by the members of the Association. The directors are all owners or managers of accommodations in British Columbia.

JJ Belanger

President JJ Belanger – General Manager of the spectacular Crystal Cove Beach Resort in Tofino, BC where he oversees the daily operations of this award winning year round resort that is comprised of 70 full service RV lots and 34 modern beachfront and beach view log cabins.

Past President, Jim Humphrey owns and operates Beaver Lake Resort – a 64 site RV, tenting and cabins resort – in the Cowichan Valley. Beaver Lake Resort has been a member of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA) since 2001 and Jim has been on the board of BCLCA for the past 12 years.

Vice President Campgrounds, Jamie Cox – Jamie joined the Team of Parkbridge Lifestyles Communities in 2014, managing Gallagher Lake Resort, in South Okanagan, one of the 38 national resorts owned by Parkbridge. Gallagher has grown in double digits since 2014, from 7,000 to 18,000 annual guest nights.

Vice President Lodging, Jeffrey Kirkman – Development Manager at Cheekye Ranch located in Squamish, Jeff is currently working on his Master of Arts in Tourism Management at Royal Roads University and is an active member in the British Columbia Lodging and Campground Association as well as the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.

Treasurer, Barry Burko – Barry owned and operated a strata management company specializing in condo-hotels in Whistler BC for 22 years. Three years ago, he sold that business and moved to the Okanagan where he bought a summer campground Whispering Pines RV & Tent in Mara BC with his wife.

Director, Philip Wiebe – Philip is co-owner of Christina Pines Campground, Christina Lake, BC with his wife Elvira. Around the campground Philip is Mr. Maintenance and the campers’ DIY advice guru.

Director, Marilyn Stone – Marilyn is the Operations Manager for Duckworth Management Group which includes the operations of Fort Camping RV Resort (Fort Langley, BC); Dogwood Campground (Surrey, BC) as well as Apex Mountain Lodging (Penticton, BC). Marilyn has been in this position since 2002.

Director, Merv Harvey – Bartle & Gibson Plumbing, Heating & Electrical as Branch Manager in Prince George, Merv in his spare time, with his wife Kim, continue to build and improve their retirement project at Canyon Creek Campground and RV Park in Hixon, BC. This 13-year project continues to be an absolute incredible venture allowing a life style that is not only fun and challenging it is rewarding, both financially and spiritually.

Director, Sandra van Steijn, St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino, Cranbrook, BC in the capacity of General Manager overseeing the hotel, golf operations, and the RV Park.

Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989