The Canadian Camping and RV Council held a board of directors meeting Oct. 5 in Kelowna, British Columbia. CCRVC’s focus and primary mission is to provide for the betterment and support of the camping and RV industry in Canada.
The CCRVC Board encompasses representatives from RV Dealers Association of Canada, the Canadian RV Association and the Provincial Campground Associations from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Alberta.
The Provincial Camping Association of Quebec did not attend the board meeting which also included Chris Mahony, president of Go RVing Canada.
The meeting included a review of 2015’s activities including their participation in Lobby Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in April and the highly successful inaugural National Camping Week held May 23 through 29. CCRVC also held a strategic planning session which brought an excellent exchange of ideas for the future of CCRVC from all stakeholders.
An Economic Survey contracted by CCRVC discovered that there are currently 5.8 million Canadians camping but that 55 percent of the campers utilize a tent instead of an RV.
“We want to find ways to convince the millions of Canadians who currently camp in a tent to find the benefits of progressing to an RV,” said Robert Trask, chairman of the CCRVC. “By investing in the Economic Survey, CCRVC now possesses the facts to verify the camping habits and wants of an average Canadian which we can now apply in our industry marketing strategies.”
“The RVDA of Canada views the Canadian Camping and RV Council as an important component of the Canadian RV Industry,” George Goodrick current chairman of RVDA said. “The RVDA of Canada along with the CRVA has provided a significant investment in CCRVC because we saw the necessity of a strong and vibrant National Campgrounds Association in Canada.”