Board, Reports and AGM

Annual General Meeting 2023 

The NKLT AGM was on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at J.B. Fletcher Store Museum and Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort.

  • 3-4pm - Networking, historical journey and live music at J.B. Fletcher Store Museum
  • 4-5pm - Walk next door to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort and enjoy Indigenous inspired canapés from Ktunaxa Grill, the Annual General Meeting & Elections and special guest speaker Court Larabee (traditional name: Siginaak aka Blackbird) from Indigenous Life Sports Academy
  • 5pm - Soak in the hot springs (for NKLT members only)

The event was a success with over 40 people enjoying the AGM at JB Fletcher Store & Museum and Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort. With live music by Tenise Marie, special guest Court Larabee from Indigenous Life Sport, informative speeches, time to connect, delicious food, and to finish it off, a relaxing soak. 

Here are the Minutes from the June 22, 2023 AGM. We are thankful for your time, insights, and being part of our tourism family. 

Stay well and stay connected, until we gather again in 2024.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Society is made up of the following 12 seats, each serving two-year terms, up to a maximum of six consecutive years:

Additional Hotel Room Tax Collectors (Accommodators) - 3 Directors
  • Joel Jackson, Prestige Lakeside Resort and Inn
  • Mark Price, Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
  • Ben Davies, Savoy Hotel
Food, Beverage & Retail - 1 Director
  • Leandra Martin, Hume Hotel and Marzano
Spring, Summer, Fall Activity | Food & Beverage - 1 Director
  • Meimei Guan, Kokanee Glacier Resort & Restaurant
Nelson Chamber of Commerce/NAEDP - 1 Director
  • Amanda Verigin, Kootenay Coop Store
Village of Kaslo/Area D/Kaslo Chamber of Commerce - 1 Director
  • Dan Miles, Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society
Winter Season Outdoor Activity/Adventure  - 1 Director
  • Tom Weager, White Grizzly
Regional Districts ‘E’ and ‘F’ /Balfour and District Business and Historic Association - 1 Director
  • Craig Wilkinson, Balfour Golf and Recreation
Arts & Culture - 1 Director
  • Paul Hinrichs, Kaslo Jazz Festival
Member at Large - 1 Director
  • Andrea Wilkey, Community Futures
Regional District ‘A’ and Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce - 1 Director
  • Richard Bertram, Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

Strategic Directions


To be the acting tourism voice of the Nelson Kootenay Lake region creating innovative and strategic marketing plans to attract visitors to its communities.


Through year-round compelling marketing, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Society promotes the region’s unique cultural qualities (outdoors, sports, dining, shopping, arts, health and wellness, heritage) to potential visitors, ultimately increasing the number of visitations and length of stays.

For more information about our organization visit About Us.

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