Paddlewheeler Tours oral history interviews

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This recording is an interview with New Westminster residents Doug and Helga Leaney, owners of the Paddlewheeler Tours. Doug captains the MV Native, while Helga runs catering downstairs. Initial interviews with both Doug and Helga were conducted on the MV Native on September 21, 2013; with a follow-up a week later. The major themes discussed are development, marketing, and support for tourism in the city of New Westminster, and the waterfront. 

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