Kurelek: The Messenger

Read more about how we helped the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria present one of their largest exhibitions ever.

Launch of BC Tourism Labour Market Strategy

Find out how we helped go2 launch its plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry.

First Nations Economic Development

As part of our ongoing work with the progressive Osoyoos Indian Band and their trailblazing Chief Clarence Louie, Good Relations was there to help the Osoyoos Indian Band open its New Senkulmen Business Park in Oliver.

The Making of a Must See Cultural Destination

Good Relations has created  successful public relations campaigns for more than a dozen major international touring exhibitions and Royal BC Museum creations, since 2001.

Our clients make news:

MV COHO’s Adds Additional Sailings as Spring Schedule Begins

Just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, Black Ball Ferry Line launches its spring schedule today, increasing to six sailings a day on the M.V. COHO’s scenic, 90-minute journey between Victoria, B.C. and Port Angeles, Wash.

The M.V. COHO will depart Victoria daily at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. and return from Port Angeles at 8:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 5:20 p.m. daily.  The schedule increases to four round-trip sailings on June 16 for the summer season.

Weather Alert: Icy temperatures forecast for Royal BC Museum this summer

Move over El Niño, another major climatic event is on its way. The Royal BC Museum in Victoria is forecast to descend into a deep freeze this summer when woolly mammoths and other giants of the Ice Age return for the first time in more than 10,000 years.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age will transport visitors back to a time great beasts dominated the world and ancient peoples struggled to survive in a rapidly changing environment. The exhibition opens June 3 and runs through Dec. 31, 2016.

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation connects for first time to high speed Internet

Community leaders in the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation say a new high-speed Internet upgrade will unlock a wealth of business, social and nation building opportunities.

Earlier this month the 116 members who live on the reserve land, located just 25 minutes outside Prince George, were connected for the first time to the high speed broadband world.

AGGV presents two Japanese exhibitions illuminating art and history

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese artwork in Canada and one of the finest in North America. From this collection, two exhibitions will launch this spring. Each one showcases not only rare and beautiful artwork, but tells the stories of the historical context of the works.

BC Construction Industry Hiring Workers Back From Alberta

Strong activity in British Columbia’s construction industry is drawing skilled workers back to the province from Alberta and more young people are entering the trades, according to the 2016 Construction Industry Survey released today by the BC Construction Association, in partnership with Progressive Contractors Association and Construction Labour Relations.

AGGV honours donors with public showing of Asian art never before exhibited

Victoria, BC - With the second most comprehensive East Asian arts collection in Canada, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) continues to receive incredible donations of Asian art. The AGGV will display 150 recent acquisitions for the first time, all never-before-exhibited pieces, from November 27 to April 3, 2016, in the AGGV’s Founders Gallery. AGGV’s Curator of Asian Art, Barry Till, will offer a tour of the exhibition on Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Christmas comes to Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria, BC – One stop everyone should make this season is to see Craigdarroch Castle decked for Christmas as it was in the Victorian era. But why just tour the Castle when you can also catch an extraordinary performance within the historic walls?

“There is nothing quite like a Victorian Christmas,” says John Hughes, Executive Director, Craigdarroch Castle. “It was an exciting season, and we replicate that each December by filling our calendar with events that bring the Craigdarroch Castle Christmas magic to our visitors.”

Victoria Harbour Ferry Celebrates 25 Years with Launch of first Electric Vessel

VICTORIA (May 29, 2015) – For a quarter-century they’ve been zipping happy people around Victoria’s Inner Harbour and neighbouring waterways, linking millions of tourists and residents with local neighbourhoods, restaurants and attractions.

Now to mark this important milestone, Victoria Harbour Ferry is launching its first zero-emission electric ferry to its fleet, ushering in a new era of sustainability and passenger comfort.

Penticton Indian Band Satikw Crossing Bridge Reaches Construction Milestone

PENTICTON/OKANAGAN (SYLIX) TERRITORY, B.C. – Construction on the Satikw Crossing bridge being built by the Penticton Indian Band across from Green Avenue in Penticton reaches a major milestone this week as the last of the 36 concrete girders are installed to span the Okanagan River Channel.

“We’re across the Channel and are about halfway to completion,” says Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger. “To see the bridge taking shape is a big inspiration for everyone. It’s a 20-year dream finally taking true form in steel and concrete.”

AGGV brings games and gaming exhibition to Victoria

Get ready to play. AGGV is hosting Free Play, a fully hands-on exhibition of games that puts an unexpected spin on classics such as chess, checkers, blackjack, and video games.

“Whether their works derive from the playground, the video arcade, the casino, or the rec room, in reinventing games the artists in Free Play aim to create experiences that reflect on social, political and cultural realities,” states exhibition curator Melissa Feldman.