MARCH 2016  

IN THIS ISSUE
 
2016 TOURISM SYMPOSIUM HOSTED BY CENTRAL COUNTIES    
 
Terry O Reilly
Central Counties Tourism will be hosting their annual tourism symposium on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at Hockley Valley Resort. This year's symposium will feature keynote speaker Terry O'Reilly as well as provide opportunities for tourism stakeholders to learn about how Central Counties can support tourism growth and development and pose questions to Central Counties staff and Board members.


 
TASTE OF MAPLE 2016  
 
 
HEADWATERS HORSE COUNTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS  
  
The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group will be celebrating excellence in the equine industry at our 2016 Headwaters Horse Country Excellence awards gala on Wednesday, May 11th at the Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites.

The evening honours four equine industry leaders who exemplify excellence and who, through their work and vision, have helped the Headwaters region become a centre of equine excellence in the Province of Ontario.
 
CHARLES ARMSTRONG - LEADERSHIP IN INDUSTRY BUILDING 
SUSAN GRANGE - LEADERSHIP IN PROMOTING THE EQUINE SPORT
 
BETH UNDERHILL - LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE
Sponsored by Linda Pabst & Gryphon Farms 

ROSS MILLAR - LEADERSHIP IN EQUINE BUSINESS
Sponsored by Seneca College Veterinary Technician Program 
 
 
TOURISM INDUSTRY NEWS

Tourism HR Canada annual stakeholder survey
 
The tourism industry has undergone massive change and continues to innovate and transform in order to keep up with new demands and an ever increasing global marketplace. This survey will help Tourism HR Canada focus on the areas of greatest concern. 
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Ontario Tourism Indicators - December 2015

The Ministry's Current Performance Indicators have been updated with December 2015 data.   Read more-->
 

 
TOURISM PARTNERS IN THE NEWS  
 
Headwaters Chef Pam Fanjoy cooks up a win on Chopped Canada

Erin Ontario's own Chef Pam Fanjoy from The Friendly Chef Adventures brings home the top $10,000 prize winning the February 20th episode of Chopped Canada . Chef Pam received the top prize for her culinary ingenuity on the February 20th episode transforming her mystery ingredients into Buttered Capon in just 30 minutes!

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Headwaters' Plant Paradise Country Gardens part of Canada's Garden Route


The award-winning Headwaters botanical garden, Plant Paradise Country Gardens is Canada's newest feature garden on Canada's Garden Route. Canada's Garden Route is the most comprehensive listing of Canadian gardens and garden experiences.

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Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival receives Canada Heritage funding  

The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival recently announced that they have been awarded a grant in the amount of $43,400 from the Department of Canadian Heritage, under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Local Arts and Heritage Festivals Component.


 

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PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS VIA HEADWATERS TOURISM MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES 

 

FREE tourism business, event & news listings  

 

If you operate a tourism related business, we invite you to register your business for free and be part of the region's largest tourism-focused website. With thousands of unique visitors each month on the Headwaters website , your business will benefit from additional exposure at NO COST, and be linked to the Central Counties Tourism website that also gets thousands of unique visitors monthly. This is an opportunity to engage numerous unique visitors each month at NO COST to your business.  

 

What are you waiting for - sign up now!

 


Thank you to all our Leading with the Best partners who work in partnership with us to help promote Headwaters as Ontario's premier rural tourism destination and "Where Ontario Gets Real".
Get involved   
 
If you are actively engaged in the tourism industry in Headwaters and are looking to expand your marketing reach, we encourage you to consider our
Leading with the Best program. Businesses that take part in our program are promoted as leading tourism experiences to consumers and become part of our targeted and featured promotions in Headwaters and Central Counties through our digital and social media platforms. Benefits of the program are too numerous to list.  
 
Call or email Stephany our Leading With The Best Program Manager to get more information on how Headwaters Tourism can market your business to tourists.

Stephany St.Louis | stephany@headwaters.ca | 905.587.0178 
 

 

KEEP US UP-TO-DATE ON EVENTS AND NEWSWORTHY HAPPENINGS  

 

Let us know about your events and newsworthy happenings so that we can help promote all that makes the Headwaters region special.

   

If you have press releases and photos about newsworthy events and happenings, please send them directly to our attention at media@headwaters.ca