Photo: Kathy DeLisser hands a $10,000 cheque to Sarah Cockerill. The money will be used to produce a promotional video – Brent Hodson/Energeticcity.ca
The Vancouver Aiport Authority has provided the Fort St. John Spirit of BC Community Committee with a $10,000 sponsorship to film and edit a three-minute promotional video that will be shown at the Vancouver International Airport between October 2009 until March 2010.
This is part of a program where the Vancouver Airport Authority is commissioning videos from 15 communities in the province in order to highlight the different aspects of B.C.’s regions and communities.
The video will receive exceptional exposure as YVR is expecting as many as 80,000 passengers per day during the games.
Kathy DeLisser, Director of Planning of the 2010 games for the Vancouver Aiport Authority explains that each of the 15 communities that were chosen had to meet 3 requirements for this program.
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The video will showcase Fort St. John and the region by featuring the natural beauty, businesses, artists, athletes, and culture that make Fort St. John & area special.
Through a competitive proposal process, the Spirit of BC Committee for Fort St. John has chosen JPS Media Works Inc to film and edit the three-minute video.
JPS Media Works Inc is a company based in Yaletown in Vancouver, with previous experience of working in the region.
Simon Ratcliffe of JPS Media Works Inc explained that the video will have a unique angle as they will use the migration patterns of the Canadian Goose, going from Vancouver to the Peace Region to showcase Fort St. John.
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The City of Fort St. John has received more then $70,000 in funds already from the Province.
Sarah Cockerill who is the Chair of the Spirit of BC Committee said that even though Fort St. John is very far away from Vancouver and the games, the city is receiving money and support that will leave the legacy of the games in our community.
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The other communities involved in this program will be Campbell River, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelwona, Nanaimo, Penticton, Port Hardy, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Toino, Victoria, Williams Lake and the most northern community of the program being Fort St. John. Each community will receive $10,000 for their video productions which will be completed in August and then displayed throughout YVR starting October 2009