New Board appointments - British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.



    VICTORIA, Feb. 20 /CNW/ - British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. is pleased
to announce that Holly Haston-Grant and Stephen E. Smith have been appointed
to its Board of Directors effective February 11, 2009.
    Ms. Haston-Grant of Comox, former owner of Grant Floors and Window
Fashions Ltd., brings a wide range of business skills to the existing Board.
Ms. Haston-Grant has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree
from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently a director of the Comox
Valley Community Foundation and the Comox Rotary Club.
    Mr. Smith of Prince Rupert is President and or CEO of a number of Prince
Rupert hospitality-related businesses including the Crest Hotel and the
Pacific Inn. Mr. Smith has served his community as President of the Chamber of
Commerce, Alderman for the City of Prince Rupert and as a representative on
the Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District. Mr. Smith brings extensive
expertise in hospitality and tourism to the existing Board.
    Ms. Haston-Grant and Mr. Smith are also appointed to the B.C. Ferry
Authority Board effective April 1, 2009.
    In making this announcement, Elizabeth J. Harrison Q.C., Chair, extended
a special thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors to retiring Board
members Thomas W. Harris of Nanaimo and Maureen V. Macarenko of Prince Rupert,
for their years of excellent service.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: BC Ferries, Media Relations,
Victoria: (250) 978-1267; Customer Contact: Victoria: (250) 386-3431,
Toll-free: 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779)


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