With first ship arriving May 4, the Prince Rupert cruise task force is seeking volunteers

With the first cruise ship of the season arriving on May 4, the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Task Force is looking for volunteers.

  • Apr. 6, 2012 5:00 a.m.

~By Sydney Goffic

With the first cruise ship of the season arriving on May 4, the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Task Force is looking for volunteers to act as ambassadors, who will greet the passengers and answer questions, interpreters who will share their stories of Prince Rupert and entertainers who will provide the entertainment for the visitors.

Last year’s activities intrigued several cruise lines, and all that’s left is giving them that final push to choose Prince Rupert as part of their itinerary.

This year the CSTF have been developing of a new program specifically for those interacting with the Cruise Ship passengers, and the training for this will be during April – including weekends.

The people who live here and their connection to Prince Rupert are what makes our community truly special and differentiates it from any other port that our guests stop at. The Ambassador/ Interpreter Program is a vehicle for sharing our uniqueness,” said task force member Treena Decker.

Cruise is important to Prince Rupert, it represents a significant number of tourism dollars spent in the community and the Cruise Ship Task Force hopes that all of our residents will come out, meet our visitors and share your love of the amazing community we live in.”

The first cruise ship is due in Prince Rupert on Friday May 4th from nine a.m. to seven p.m. The next cruise ships to dock in Rupert will be on July 9 from eight a.m. to six p.m.; July 13 from eight a.m. to five p.m. and July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to eight p.m.

To volunteer as an ambassador, interpreter or an entertainer, please contact Treena Decker at the Community Futures Office; (250) 622-2332 Ext. 23.

Just Posted

Council briefs: NWCC to stop ESL courses, financial bylaw adopted

Notes from the April 23 Prince Rupert city council meeting

City to begin jail cell upgrades by mid-May

Cost of the Prince Rupert cell project to cost more than $456,800

Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club makes waves in Prince George

The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim competed in Prince George April 20-22

Richard Haley wins BC Web squash tournament for fourth time

Prince Rupert squash club competes in Smithers

Running in memory of Tamara

Team “Tears to HOPE” ran in the Vancouver Sun Run in honour of murdered and missing Indigenous women

Prince Rupert’s first adaptive hiking program launched

Kaien Coastal Riders have secured a TrailRider to make the North Coast outdoors more accessible

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

B.C. bill aims to keep Indigenous kids in communities, out of care

Changes to Child, Family and Community Service Act could connect MCFD, Indigenous communities

Most Read