Board Of Trade: 0052.0913

TRADE BOARD HAS RENEWED AD. CONTRACT – Will Broadcast District Attractions in Booklet – Road Maps Will Also Carry Information Useful To Tourists – Welcome Arches Will Be Erected.

            Cranbrook Board of Trade met on Tuesday to take up the matter of renewing its district advertising contract with the British Columbia Advertisers of Vancouver, a firm that is specializing on broadcasting information in regard to the attractions of the province in their illustrated booklets, “Call of British Columbia,” “Western Travel,” and “Sports in B.C.,” publications largely distributed in the U.S. and Europe in 1929.

            Last year the board published a profusely illustrated article on the district in these publications, together with a leaflet which was given wide circulation.  In addition, its contract with the B.C. Advertisers called for a road map second to none in the province.

            Mr. Fred A. Cox, general manager of the advertising company, present at the meeting, gave the board to understand that the company is prepared to undertake advertising on a larger scale than ever and read letters from the U.S. and Europe embodying favorable comment on its publications.  Mr. Cox was awarded a contract for the booklet and map services which will carry matter supplementary to district “write-ups” which appeared in 1929.

            W.H. Wilson, chairman of the advertising committee, reported progress in placing tourist routing signs to the municipal camp and arrangements made for erecting “welcome” signs at the north and south entrances to the city.

            Rev. J.C. McLean-Bell, chairman of the resolutions committee, reported three resolutions forwarded for consideration of the Associated Boards of Trade convention which will be held here on May 14th and 15th next.  The resolutions call for:

            (a) – Immediate construction of the Kootenay Lake link of the Red Trail.

            (b) – Reconstruction of the Bonners Ferry-Kingsgate link of the Blue Trail.

            (c) – Establishment of an air mail service via Crows Nest pass, from Winnipeg to Vancouver.

0052.0913: Board Of Trade

Cranbrook Board of Trade renews advertising contract to send brochures to Canada, US and European tourist information bureaus with attractions, road maps and working on erecting welcome arches on both ends of Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 8, 1930
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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