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NEWSLETTER

JULY 2013 NEWSLETTER

For all of you that have not heard the great news:

MANNING PARK RESORT HAS BEEN PURCHASED! AND WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

Kevin and Donna Demers, the owners of Sunshine Valley RV Resorts & Cabins are excited to announce their purchase of the Manning Park Resort assets. The purchase includes the Park Use Permit for the Resort and ski operations, as well as the remainder of the Park Facility Operator (PFO) Manning / Similkameen campground bundle contract. Our new owners have 35 years of experience developing, owning and operating high end RV Resorts and Kevin has served as a Director of Envision Credit Union for 14 years on various committees.

Kevin Demers: "We are confident and committed to rebuilding the customer service that compliments and respects the values of BC Parks. Our management team is looking forward to bringing the resort back to a higher standard of service and facilities that has fostered wonderful memories for generations."

OUR NEW (OLD) LEADERSHIP

Leading the resort management team will be General Manager, Mike Barker. Mike has 34 years experience in the ski/ resort/ hospitality industry, with a 28 year history of being involved with Manning Park and the Resort, serving as Ski Area Manager for 22 years, 6 years volunteering with the CSP and 12 years operating and overseeing the PFO bundle contracts for Manning, Cultus Lake, Sasquatch and Similkameen area Provincial Parks. Mike’s Assistant General Manager is Troy Davis, who also worked here for 10 years in a variety of departments in the 1990s and early 2000s. He also has over 20 years in the customer service industry and undergraduate and master’s degrees in tourism.

WHATS HAPPENING

We have been updating all over the resort, including painting the insides and outsides of buildings, installing a new television system, purchasing new resort vehicles, plus much more. Most important to our ski customers, we are happy to announce that we will be purchasing two additional grooming machines! With these machines we will be able to provide the exceptional grooming Manning was known for.

Accommodations

The main lodge has been open since May 25th, and we are currently taking reservations for our hotel rooms, cabins, chalets, and the Last Resort.

Pinewoods Dining Room

We are excited to announce that Dave Boucher, the former owner/operator of the Eastgate Diner and a past Food and Beverage manager here at the resort, will be leading our Pinewoods team. Dave has a long history with Manning Park Resort, and will be bringing along favourites from his Eastgate Diner menu. Make sure you try his fabulous dinner specials.

Country Store

The Country store has been stocked with many basic grocery needs and great Manning Park memorabilia. We are also planning to install a Cold Beer and Wine store in the near future.

Bear’s Den Pub

The Bear’s Den pub will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays, and will offer a great pub menu and fun bar games.

Camping

All of our campgrounds are now open!! Please visit the Discover Camping website www.discovercamping.ca book a campsite or more information, or call us at our Manning Park Visitor Centre 1-250-840-8807.

We invite you to return for the first time to discover your “Fresh Air Experience”.
For bookings or more information please call either our Vancouver local number 604-668-5922 or 1-800-330-3321.