Whistler's SLCC wins provincial tourism award 

Recognized as the top First Nations cultural centre in B.C.

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SLCC - BEST IN B.C.:The SLCC’s guest service coordinator Josh Anderson and executive director Casey Vanden Heuvel accept the award for Cultural Centres and Attractions in Osoyoos on Thursday, March 29.
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  • BEST IN B.C.:The SLCC’s guest service coordinator Josh Anderson and executive director Casey Vanden Heuvel accept the award for Cultural Centres and Attractions in Osoyoos on Thursday, March 29.

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is officially the top cultural centre in B.C.

Whistler's First Nation's museum was awarded the Cultural Centres and Attractions award by Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (ATBC), which recognizes excellence in institutions that are "committed to ensuring cultural authenticity in sharing their knowledge, histories, exhibits and traditions."

The SLCC was honoured at an ATBC industry awards event in Osoyoos on Thursday, March 29. Other nominees included cultural centres, interpretive centres, galleries, museums and attractions.

"We greatly appreciate this recognition from Aboriginal Tourism BC," said Casey Vanden Heuvel, SLCC Executive Director. "This award has been earned by our dedicated guest service ambassadors who represent their Nations' culture through their delivery of tours and sharing of their knowledge and local cultural traditions to the thousands of guests who visit us each year."

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