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News Release


Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation Welcomes New Leadership Squirrel Cove, B.C., October 31, 2023


Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Bedetti as its new General Manager, effective immediately. ​Marco Bedetti brings a wealth of experience to the role, having had a long and successful history with the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort. He served as the Guest Service Manager from 2017 to 2022, and since June 2022, he has held positions as Operations Manager and Resort Manager. Marco's dedication to the transformation of the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort into a premier destination for boaters, glampers, and campers has been remarkable. Exciting developments on the horizon include the introduction of a new food truck for the 2024 season. Prior to his tenure in the Resort Industry, Marco enjoyed a successful career as an IT Specialist and Service Manager. He played a pivotal role in migrating our IT systems to a cloud-based platform that now serves the QXMC companies seamlessly. Marco's responsibilities will encompass Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, Klahoose Wilderness Resort, Klahoose Coastal Adventures, the Klahoose Sawmill, and Klahoose Aquaculture.


Notably, the Squirrel Cove Development will continue to report to the Chair, while Klahoose Forestry Operations will maintain their reporting structure to the Board.​


Introducing Klahoose Wilderness Resort's New Manager


The QXMC Board is equally pleased to announce the appointment of Maciej Szarecki as the Resort Manager for Klahoose Wilderness Resort, our esteemed indigenous resort. Maciej initially joined us mid-season as the on-site Resort Manager, where he quickly made a positive impact, garnering consistent five-star ratings from our valued guests. Maciej brings a wealth of Tourism and Hospitality experience, having previously held positions as Lodge Manager with Canadian Mountain Holidays and Front Office Manager at numerous top-tier hotels. With the seasonal closure of the resort, Maciej will focus on fostering synergies between our resorts and planning for another outstanding season at Klahoose Wilderness Resort in 2024.​


About Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation:

Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) is the Klahoose First Nations Economic Development Corporation, dedicated to advancing Klahoose's involvement in business, management, sustainable development, and opportunities within its traditional territory. 

About Klahoose Wilderness Resort:

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is an award-winning eco-tourism destination nestled in the heart of British Columbia's Desolation Sound. As a 100% Indigenous-owned establishment by the Klahoose First Nation, this off-grid resort is surrounded by the breathtaking coastal rainforest and protected waters of the Salish Sea. The resort provides guests with a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature through an authentic Indigenous experience, offering all-inclusive wildlife viewing and cultural packages.​


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