~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.