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The Tourism Working Group works to develop a more interconnected tourism region and facilitate collaboration among industry partners in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. During the year, the Working Group helped to support other initiatives such as the PNWER Preclearance Task Force and the cross-border infrastructure projects which focuses on expediting cross-border travel and tourism.

Working Group Co-Chairs
Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature
Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens

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  • First Nations Tourism
  • Saskatchewan Tourism Initiatives  

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Dave Cowen

CEO; Tourism Working Group Co-chair, The Butchart Gardens
Dave Cowen is proud to be associated with The Butchart Gardens. As a biology undergraduate, Dave's career began on the front line and progressed through the operational and business sides of The Gardens. He currently holds the position of CEO, and is responsible for overseeing daily... Read More →
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Rep. Gael Tarleton

Legislator; Tourism Working Group Co-Chair, Washington State Legislature
After a decade working at the Pentagon on security issues affecting ports across the country and other critical facilities, Gael ran two international subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 company in Russia. She was responsible for creating disaster preparedness and emergency response plans... Read More →

Monday July 22, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
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