Success Stories

Hello Nature Adventure Tours - Ucluelet, BC

Last year Frank Witter, Phill Padgham and Kevin Bradshaw started to look into creating their own kayak and hiking business in Ucluelet, BC.

Able to raise most of the required startup capital themselves, they approached banks for the remaining amount.  Unable to secure the remaining $20,000 that was needed, they contacted Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot to see if they could help.

Cheryl Hamilton and the Community Futures team did everything that they could to help.  Not only did Community Futures provide the required funding but the funding was made available in time for the kayak order to be placed ensuring the kayaks would be ready for summer 2017.  One of the first steps that allowed Hello Nature Adventure Tours to have such a successful first season and doubling the kayaking tour projections.


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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