Meeting tonight in Sequim to discuss outdoor tourism

By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– City tourism officials plan to launch a new event for next spring to highlight the area's abundance of outdoor activities — and they want to hear what the public thinks about it at a meeting tonight.

The meeting to discuss the new tourist event, “Sequim Out of Doors,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St.

The public is asked to make comments and bring suggestions.

“Sequim has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast,” said Shelli Robb-Kahler, executive director of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“We think this type of event will be a perfect draw to bring people to the area to learn about all of those opportunities,” she said.

Promote outdoors

Barbara Hanna, city communications and marketing director, said Sequim Out of Doors would feature displays, demonstrations and workshops put on by outdoor companies to promote the many hiking, fishing, boating, clamming and hunting opportunities of the valley.

Early plans would schedule the event April 12-13, 2014, likely at Carrie Blake Park.

“That's before the season for a lot of these activities, so it's a good time to do something like this,” Hanna said.

Representatives of the chamber and the city government already have had a series of meetings on the subject.

Hanna said the idea thus far has gotten a lot of positive response.

“We've been talking to business people in the community about the idea, and there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm about the event,” Hanna said.

For more information, contact Hanna at 360-681-3422 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov, or Robb-Kahler at 360-683-6197 or shelli@sequimchamber.com.

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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at jsmillie@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: March 27. 2013 6:11PM
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