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ACTIVE MOUNTAIN RESORT has three major components:

Managed Resort Properties




Active Mountain Resort

Motorsports Facilities


1377 Homer Street,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6B 5M9

Tel: 604.684.4462
Toll Free 1.888.526.4621
Fax: 604.684.4453


Resort Activities & Entertainment Events


The 13th annual Mountainfest will be held on July 12th to 17th, 2005

#200 - 613, 5 th Avenue,
New Westminster, B.C., Canada V3M 1X3

Phone: (604)525-3330
Fax: (604)525-3382




Diana Kelly , President of AMEC, 1988 to present. Diana is a co-founder of the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, and has been its President since its inception in 1992. In that capacity she has extensive expertise in event management and operations developed over many years in the music entertainment industry. The success of the Festival reflects Diana’s skills and dedication to the industry, which has also honoured her with numerous awards and accolades over the years. Diana has also gained extensive connections and understanding of the business community and environment of the Merritt area.

Claude Lelievre , General Manager of AMEC, 1988 to Present. Claude is a co-founder of the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, and has been its General Manager since its inception in 1992. In that capacity he has developed extensive expertise in event financing, management and operations. He also has gained extensive connections and understanding of the business community and environment of the Merritt area. Claude has been the director of the land rezoning activities, engineering, tests and surveys, and has successfully steered the property to its present position ready for development.


Michael Knight , General Manager, Principal of Grant Capital Corp. Extensive project management and financing experience in numerous real estate, private and public companies. Along with broad finance structuring and corporate development experience, Michael brings a wealth of professional contacts that will ensure the optimum structuring and success of this project.

Taryn Grant , Managing Director of Active Mountain Resort Inc., President and Director of Grant Capital Corp., a boutique financial services brokerage and project facilitator. Taryn is a Licensed Mortgage Broker, and brings valuable experience from working with a number of sophisticated real estate developments and project financings in recent years.


Keith Smout , Managing Director of Active Mountain Raceway Inc., President of Elite Motorsports Inc., 2001 to Present. Business Development Director for British American Racing, 1999-2001. Responsible for all sponsor acquisitions and programs, raised $16.7 million in sponsorship; Commercial Director for Jaguar Racing, division of Jaguar Motor Cars, 2001-2002. Responsible for sponsorship, marketing, public relations, event planning and merchandising. Worked closely with Former Formula 1 World Champion and Jaguar Director Sir Jackie Stewart, signed three major sponsors totaling $5.5million per year; Keith moved back to Canada to establish the Team Elite Racing program, and worked with PK Racing, raising US$1.3 million for the team in the 2003 CART Series. He is a principal of the Lotus GT1 racecar team entered in the American Le Mans Series this year. Over the past ten years Keith has made hundreds of valuable contacts in the motor racing and sports marketing industry, and brings a wealth of essential knowledge and experience to the management group.


The property lies immediately to the southwest of the City of Merritt, in the heartlands of beautiful British Columbia. The 1,000 acre resort is located 271 Kilometers (168 Miles) northeast of Vancouver and is reached in 2 ½ hours using the Trans Canada Highway #1 from the lower mainland, and connecting to the Coquihalla Toll Highway #5 at Hope, and is only 4 hours from Seattle.

With easy access from the Lower Mainland B.C. (population of 4.1 million), from Alberta (2.1 million), and from Washington State (5.7 million), Active Mountain Resort is perfectly positioned to become British Columbia’s world class Motor Racing Resort.

What began as a vision in 1989 has evolved to be a strategic comprehensive resort development plan. The principals of Active Mountain Entertainment Corp. identified that a large portion of this landmass was able to be separated from the Agricultural Land Reserve. In 1997, subdivision work was undertaken and within a short time, two new lots were created: Lot A (148 acres), and Lot B (296 acres), each bordering the City of Merritt. Within a few months of subdivision, Lot A was annexed to the City of Merritt’s Official Community Plan and a zoning application was successfully passed on March 10, 1998.

Re-zoning applications commenced on Lot B and on October 5, 2000, the T.N.R.D. (Thompson-Nicola Regional District) passed third reading to rezone Lot B from RL-1 Institutional to C-10 Commercial Comprehensive Entertainment. This new by-law is the first of its kind in British Columbia and permits the development of a complete Motor Racing Facility. Although Lot B is not yet annexed to the City of Merritt, an agreement for water/sewer services to be provided by the City of Merritt was finalized in October 2003.

Lot description and individual uses

Lot A (Midsboro Estates - 149 acres) will house a premium Resort and Spa facility (comprised of 150 deluxe rooms/suites, the Golf Course with club house and pro-shop, 190 town homes, over 400 homes, a 350 seat Arts Theatre, a Filling Station/Shopping Village.

Lot B (296 acres) zoned C-10 Commercial Comprehensive Entertainment will accommodate the development of a Motor Sports racing facility comprising a 2 ½ mile road course with all amenities, an Automotive commercial centre, a Water Slide/Activity Park, a pub/restaurant/night club, a 1,000 seat corporate meeting room facility, 40 corporate chalets, and a number of food and non-food concession spaces and public parking lots. It is nestled on a large hillside plateau more than 450 feet above the City floor. The site is perfect for positioning an exhilarating track with plenty of room for the ancillary buildings, commercial activities and services for spectators.

The Remainder of Lot B (505 acres) has received approval by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve Commission (A.L.R.C.) on January 20, 2002 for “specific” non-agricultural uses. The property is now ready for the installation/construction of specific components relating to this commercial entertainment/activity park including an 18 hole Golf Course covering 160 acres, a seven acre man-made Lake (for recreation and irrigation purposes), public parking areas, a Winery, a micro-Brewery, and a 350 pad partially serviced "riverside" RV Park complete with administration building, neighborhood pub/restaurant with beer & wine store attached. As well, approval has been given for an 8,500 seat amphitheatre, a 152 fully serviced pad RV park, and extended use for the Festival grounds.

The residential components will be constructed based on volume of pre-sales. Variables prevail with respect to the construction plans for the components noted in this document. They will be added and confirmed upon proven commercial viability. The development of the entire project has an anticipated completion date of 2010.


The 13th annual Mountainfest will be held on July 12th to 17th, 2005

In 1992 the property was initially leased to accommodate the rapidly growing annual country music festival. The beauty of the site with its flowing river, surrounding clay banks, and rolling landscape offers the perfect atmosphere for the annual event. With an average rainfall of only twelve inches per year, Merritt is the perfect climate for this impressive outdoor music event.

In 1996, AMEC purchased the property to ensure a permanent home for the Merritt Mountain Music Festival…now the finest country music celebration in Canada. Last year’s 12th annual festival, included a star-studded line-up, and had a record attendance of 128,000 people. A recent circular from the Nicola Valley Community Futures Development Centre reported financial benefit to the local business community from the 2004 festival at over $30 million. The 13th annual Mountainfest will be held on July 12th to 17th, 2005 and promises to be another great event.



Legal Advisors:

Goodmans– Corporate/Securities

1900 – 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8

Campbell Froh May & Rice– Real Estate

200-5611 Cooney Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3J6

Company Accountants:

Smythe Ratcliffe PKF International

1000 – 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8

G. L. Niedig Inc.

2001C Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Company Bankers:

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Business Banking Centre

2 nd Floor - 400 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6

Trust Company:

Olympia Trust Company

2300, 125 – 9 Avenue SE   Calgary, AB T2G 0P6




Nestled in the heart of the Nicola Valley, the City of Merritt (elevation 595m) offers a unique lifestyle among the spectacular scenery of British Columbia's southern interior. Located at the hub of the Coquihalla Highway System, a modern freeway network connecting major population centres in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland, Merritt is quickly becoming a major tourist stop, and an ideal prospective warehousing and distribution depot. While a progressive approach to economic growth and controlled development sustains a thriving business community, this developing four-season playground presents outdoor sports and leisure opportunities second to none in the province.

Accessible location, climate, beauty and unlimited leisure opportunities combine to ensure Merritt’s promise as a major tourist destination. Further contributing to a diverse economy already supported by forestry, mining, agriculture, ranching and manufacturing, Merritt’s warm and sunny summers and mild winters draw increasing numbers of visitors year-round to enjoy the ultimate in fishing, golfing, boating, camping, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, and snowmobiling. Confirming rising visitor statistics, accommodation has grown substantially, with more than 300 new units being added to the accommodation register in less than two years. This favourable environment provides for a nine-month peak operating season each year.


Merritt is accessible to more than 12 million people within a five-hour drive.

Merritt has one of the driest climates in Canada, an average annual precipitation rate of only 12 inches, and more than 2,000 sunshine hours yearly.

Merritt is at the intersection of three major highways in British Columbia. More than 52,000 vehicles access the two Merritt interchanges daily during the summer. Over 4.2 million vehicles go by its doorstep every year. Merritt recorded over 348,000 signatures in the Info centre guest book last year alone.



AMEC has a proven track record in Merritt for successfully marketing a multi-province campaign and achieving the desired attendance results.

Count -1 survey conducted in 2001 shows that 78% of people will travel up to three hours comfortably for outdoor activities and events in BC.

Merritt possesses all crucial amenities, including fire and law enforcement, hospital facilities, ambulance service and educational institutions.

Merritt has excellent road access, a private airport, and plenty of accommodations including Hotels, Motels, Inns, B&Bs, RV and Campgrounds.


Active Mountain Entertainment Corp. (AMEC) is a privately owned corporation that wishes to construct, promote and operate a world-class resort/entertainment facility in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. The Company owns the rezoned 949-acre parcel of prime resort real estate that is at the southern end of the City of Merritt. In order to achieve its goals, the Company’s management has garnered all of the necessary approvals, zonings, completion of government and environmental due diligence issues, feasibility and marketing studies, preliminary construction plans, surveys and geo-technical information. AMEC plans to proceed with this development in progressive phases.

It is apparent that people continue to seek to increase their leisure time and pursue a variety of activities. Vacationers are drawn to resorts providing a wide range of activities to ensure every member of the family has a great vacation. Many people are electing to take more frequent three to five day “mini-breaks” to activity-driven holiday destinations, a trend that ski resorts have successfully capitalized upon. Active Mountain Resort is unique in this region, but is following a path of highly successful motor racing resorts located around the world. No other venue in British Columbia offers the motor racing facilities and year-round entertainment features found at Active Mountain Resort.

It is evident that the management can attract substantial attendance and effectively manage profitable entertainment events. The property has been rezoned and all development permit approvals are now in place. The business components of the resort have been properly assessed to be viable, and the surrounding region evidences strong, continued, economic growth. The people and businesses of the City of Merritt, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Province show their support to this outstanding project. We are truly proud of Active Mountain Resort being a landmark opportunity for British Columbia.







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This must not be construed as an offering for sale.

Any person considering this opportunity should consult the Prospectus for complete details.

A copy of the Prospectus can be obtained by calling 1.800.526.4621.6666

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