Ironman Committee Looking for Support
Coldstream will vote Monday
The committee working to bring Ironman to Vernon just got a big boost. Coldstream Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to vote on support for a bid to bring Ironman to Vernon. The recommendation is that the District would assist with costs for any portion of the competition within Coldstream.
Eric Jewell, with the committee, says the international exposure that comes with an event of this magnitude will help put Vernon on the map. He says there are many other benefits that could lead to improvements to park and beach facilities, infrastructure and possibly even roads.
They've set up a site and are looking for people who support the idea to register http://www.bcracereview.com/bring-ironman-to-vernon.html or find them on facebook at Bring Ironman to Vernon.
Vernon City Council has instructed the committee to see what kind of support the community has for an event like this and they think that Vernon will open their arms to this.
The bid needs to be submitted to the WTC by September 24 which does not leave a lot of time. The winning bid will be announced during the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii during the first week of October, 2012.