Trio Marine proponents welcome chance to discuss Skaha Lake proposal - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Trio Marine proponents welcome chance to discuss Skaha Lake proposal

Marketing Coordinator Roger Hulstein says Trio Marine Group is grateful to members of the community who have stopped by Skaha Lake Marina to discuss and find out more about the proposed waterfront revitalization plans.
August 04, 2015 - 1:00 PM

PENTICTON - The men behind the Skaha Marina upgrades and the Skaha Waterpark proposal welcome public interest in the project and urge those with questions to pay them a visit.

Tom Dyas and Tom Hedquist, the two partners behind the two phase proposal that has garnered more than its share of controversy in Penticton over the past couple of months, say they want to be as open as possible about the project.

Trio Marine Group was formed to implement the proposal accepted by Penticton city council. The proposal was introduced at a council meeting on May 19 of this year.

Trio Marine Group Marketing Coodinator Roger Hulstein describes Hedquist as a Penticton resident and a businessman who owns Trademark Industries, a dock installation and replacement company. Dyas is a Kelowna-based businessman with a background in the financial industry. He’s been involved in developing business, commercial and hotel properties for 30 years.

Dyas says he’s smart enough to know what he doesn’t know, and hires the right people to manage those aspects of the job. Trio Marine Group is part of the World Waterpark Association, and is working with consultants in that industry as they develop their proposal.

Dyas says they are looking locally as much as possible. They have already hired 50 staff to run the present fledgling operation and have a monthly payroll running between $30,000 t0 $40,000. The restaurant operations began with a soft opening on June 2.

Hulstein says the company appreciates those who have been coming into the business and asking questions about the operation. He says they have been able to clear up a lot of misinformation about what was taking place on the Skaha waterfront.

“Pro or con, we’re glad people have taken the time to come in and educate themselves,” he says.

A vocal group of Penticton residents steadfastly against the proposal plan a second rally in front of City Hall, today, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Police search for missing Kelowna woman
    KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 27-year-old woman. RCMP say Joenna Saunders was last heard from on Nov. 27. She was reported missing on Dec.
  • Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971
    ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned wh
  • Water quality advisory in effect in North Okanagan
    NORTH OKANAGAN - The district has issued a water quality advisory for the North Okanagan. The Regional District of North Okanagan Silver Star Water Utility in conjunction with Interior Healt
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire
    KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last ni
  • Vernon fast food restaurant held up by man with syringe
    VERNON - RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a robbery at a Vernon restaurant earlier this week. A man threatened staff with an allegedly contaminated needle on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Wr
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile