Jun 26, 2012 / 10:24 am
The City of Penticton is changing its name.
On June 28 Penticton will be known as WestJetville for the day.
Mayor Dan Ashton has signed an official proclamation changing Penticton's name for the same day the city delegation will be giving a presentation to WestJet executives in Calgary.
"WestJet and Penticton are a good fit, and we felt changing the name of the City would be the icing on the cake of our presentation," said Ashton.
Ashton believes a partnership between WestJet and Penticton will take off, and is welcoming the airline to the South Okanagan-Similkameen.
WestJet announced it was launching a regional carrier expansion program to fly Bombardier Q400 NextGen planes to destinations not currently connected by the Calgary-based airline. As part of the selection process, WestJet invited 30 communities to give in-person presentations at its Calgary headquarters, including the City of Penticton.
The WestJetville delegation will present a comprehensive business case regarding the regional carrier system opportunities within Penticton and the entire South Okanagan. Testimonials from throughout the area are included, as is a standing invitation to visit the City and entire region.
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