Nature of the Project: The Cape Mudge First Nation owned 60 acres adjacent to the Inland Island Highway. A neighbouring community, the Campbell River First Nation had been successful in developing a Regional Shopping Centre at Discover Harbour and the leadership wanted to emulate this success on their property. The first business case was for a fuel and vehicle service station that could be located at the access controlled intersection with the Inland Island Highway.
Scope: Patrick Marshall, while serving as the CEO of the local economic development corporation mapped out a strategy to secure a retailer partner, financing and the human resource training program that made the first investment a reality. He also position the identity of the overall project as Quinsam Crossing, representing the fact that this First Nation, until that point unknown, was the focal [point for travels between the territories of the Nuuchahnulth, Kwakiutl, and Nawt’sa Mawt Territorial Nations, hence the name.
Impact: The investment was completed and the station constructed and is in operation, forming the first of 3 major investments including a new community centre for the region.
Cape Mudge Band Customer Contact: Chief Councillor Ralph Dick or Brian Kelly, Band Manager +1 250 285-3316