Tourist bags soon to be available

Visitors who attend a sporting or cultural event in Sylvan Lake in the future may find themselves to be the recipient of a special bag

Visitors who attend a sporting or cultural event in Sylvan Lake in the future may find themselves to be the recipient of a special bag filled with gifts compliments of the chamber of commerce.

Executive director Catherine Bais said 5,000 bags have been ordered and the chamber is hoping an order will arrive in time to fill about 200 for the speed skaters who will be arriving in town this week.

The bags are to contain souvenirs and memorabilia of Sylvan Lake including the popular Discover Sylvan magazine and the Chamber sponsored maps.

Bais said she believes the bags to be a good promotional tool as well as a welcoming gift. She said similar gift bags are available in other communities.

“It seems whenever we go to a conference we are given (similar) bags,” she said.

Businesses are encouraged to drop off items they wish to have in the bags at the chamber office so they can be distributed.

The plastic gift bags will contain the town and chamber’s logos.

T-shirts with Sylvan Lake’s centennial logo are also available at the chamber office.

“These T shirts are unique. They are the only ones printed with the centennial logo,” said Bais.