qathet Regional District, BC – The qathet Regional District (qRD) is seeking feedback from all qRD residents and property owners to help determine the future of the Shelter Point Park Concession Stand. The Shelter Point Concession Stand is managed through the Regional Parks Service, which is paid for by all members of the qRD.
During the summer season, the qRD has hosted a contract concession at Shelter Point Park. The qRD provides the structure as well as the necessary equipment for a turn-key concession business. In the last six years of operations, the concession has had four different operators. Since 2018, the qRD has had challenges receiving responses to our Request for Quotes. Due to limited responses, the qRD has had to re-advertise for quotes in 2018, 2020 and 2022. The Shelter Point Park Concession Stand contract was recently advertised in 2023, with a deadline of March 31; no bids were received.
The qRD has continually accepted offers to operate the Shelter Point Park Concession Stand which have decreased from $4,000 per year in 2017 to $500 per year in 2022. In 2022, the direct annual maintenance costs were $4,373.59. The equipment is growing older; we’ve replaced two deep fryers, two freezers, and a refrigerator in the last five years. There are annual expenditures for fire safety inspections ($600 due to the deep fryers) and deep fryer duct cleaning ($400). In 2023, the cost of advertising for the concession Request for Quote was $238.34. This spring a leaking water line had to be replaced, and the archaeological fees were $2,500.
The Shelter Point Concession Stand is supported through taxation. The qRD is legislatively unable to provide a grant, benefit, advantage or other form of assistance to an industrial, commercial or business undertaking.
We want to hear from you!
A region-wide survey regarding the future of the Shelter Point Concession Stand will be available between October 2-20, 2023 on our webpage at qathet.ca/shelter-point-park-concession-stand. A paper version of the survey is available upon request. Call 604-485-2260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy.
This survey is non-binding, and will be one of the tools used by the qRD to make a decision regarding this service. Our commitment to you is to provide a publicly-available “What We Heard” report to summarize the community input received. For more information on this project, please visit qathet.ca/shelter-point-park-concession-stand
About the qathet Regional District:
The qathet Regional District serves the rural areas from Lund to sḵelhp (Saltery Bay), the City of Powell River, Texada, Savary and Lasqueti Island. The qRD provides some services, through contract, to Tla’amin Nation. To learn more please visit qathet.ca.
Patrick Devereaux, Manager of Operational Services
#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2L2
P: 604-485-2260 | E: email@example.com