Jumbo Creek Conservation Society Announces 13th AGM

January 21, 2008

After 13 years, the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society (JCCS) is still standing up for what they believe is right.

Join JCCS for their 13th Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday February 5th at David Thompson High School in Invermere.

This year, JCCS will be screening the documentary Resorting to Madness. The documentary details the transition of resort towns from quaint, rural communities to real estate boomtowns.

The evening will also include a discussion of the social and economic impacts the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort will have on Invermere and surrounding area.

JCCS continues on its campaign in opposition to the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort – a proposal which would see a city of 6,500 people built in the geographical centre of the Purcell Mountains.

Recently, the citizens of Electoral Area F – the area most affected by Jumbo resort proposal – voted overwhelmingly against the plan. In the survey released by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) on November 14, 2007, the RDEK reported 79% of citizens spoke out against the resort.

Last fall, NHL MVP and local hockey hero Scott Niedermeyer emerged as a spokesperson in opposition to the proposed resort. His support of JCCS and the Jumbo Wild has brought unparalleled support and attention to the conservationist cause.

Admission is free.

7:30pm Tuesday February 5th at David Thompson High School, Invermere.

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For more information
Jim Galloway
Office telephone 250 346 3370

Dave Quinn
Office telephone 250 427 5666
Mobile telephone 250 427 8878

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