On July 18, 2001, Premier Gordon Campbell announced the establishment of the B.C. Progress Board, to which The Hills Health Ranch president Pat Corbett has been appointed.
This independent panel is comprised of fifteen other senior business executives, and is charged with helping to fuel economic growth in British Columbia by setting performance benchmarks for the provincial economy. Among the board`s various duties are to provide improved accountability for the government, identify measures for tracking the province`s performance in all sectors (including health, education and environmental protection), and advise the premier on how to improve performance.
Members of the board were chosen for their perspective, knowledge and demonstrated ability to contribute without limiting themselves to any one interest-group. The Board is reflective of the economic diversity of the province and its regional differences.
It is extremely significant that a member of the tourism and spa community has been appointed to this extremely influential political board covering such a large jurisdiction. As well as the economic opportunities the spa world generates, the importance of improved health and wellness for people across the world can not be underestimated.
The Hills Health Ranch opened in June of 1985, envisioned and designed as the first year round health and fitness vacation resort built in Canada. Since then, The Hills Health Ranch has continued to create innovative health and wellness programs and packages that teach guests new ways to improve their overall well-being for a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.
For more information on wellness vacation programs, contact The Hills Health Ranch at 250-791-5225, fax 250-791-6384, e-mail [email protected] or visit our web site at www.spabc.com .