JANUARY 2018  

IN THIS ISSUE
Headwaters Tourism announces 2018 award nominees
   
Headwaters Tourism is honoured to present the nominees for our 2018 Headwaters Tourism Awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 16th at the Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, following the first annual provincial Rural Tourism Symposium, hosted by Headwaters Tourism.
 
Headwaters Tourism is pleased to announce that this year's awards are being presented in partnership with Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre . 
 
 
 
 
REGISTER NOW: Rural Tourism Symposium - January 16th, 2018 
 
Headwaters Tourism, in partnership with Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism, invites rural tourism stakeholders, destinations marketing organizations and tourism businesses to join us for the  first Rural Tourism Symposium: Where Tourism Gets Real! 
 
This collaborative undertaking, supported by Grey County Tourism, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Orangeville Tourism, and the City of Orillia is a one-day event designed to raise the profile of rural tourism as an integral part of the provincial and national visitor experience, and will include content specifically targetted to the rural tourism industry.

Discover best practices in rural tourism, be inspired by rural tourism leaders, and help us give a voice to the importance of rural destinations in showcasing the best of Ontario and Canada.

Who should attend: rural tourism operators, rural destination marketing organizations, rural economic development and municipal leaders! 
 



Input required:  EmployerOne annual workforce development survey

Dufferin County employers are asked to complete this survey  by January 31st, 2018.  This is your chance to provide valuable information about the issues, challenges and opportunities you are facing regarding workforce development in your business and within the larger community.  Your input is valuable. 
 
Deadline for completion:  January 31st, 2018
 
   
Book your advertising space now: 
Headwaters 2018 Four-Season Visitors' Guide
   
Our multi-award winning Headwaters Four-Season Visitors' Guide will be published and distributed in the Globe & Mail in May 2018.
 
We are now booking advertising space in the 2018 edition of this annual consumer lifestyle publication that showcases the best of Headwaters to consumers across Ontario.
 
Last year advertising space sold-out quickly, so we encourage you to book your space for the 2018 edition now in order to avoid disappointment. 
 
Headwaters Inspired: arts & culture project
     
Understanding the impact of arts and culture on our community, Dufferin County, the Town of Caledon and the Town of Erin are funding a project to develop an arts and culture framework in Headwaters.  The project will be managed and executed by Headwaters Tourism.

Call for participation:  We encourage all artisans, arts and culture businesses and organizations, and all heritage groups to help us build a robust database, by adding your information for inclusion in the database. This database of arts and culture assets will give exposure to each individual artist, group and business in our region and, when viewed as collective, will serve to raise the profile of the entire region as a destination for arts, culture and heritage. 
 
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. 
 
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 and become part of our targeted and featured promotions in Headwaters through our digital and social media platforms.
 
Learn more about how Headwaters Tourism can market your business to tourists.

 
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NEED COPIES OF THE HEADWATERS REGIONAL ROAD MAP OR THE 2017 HEADWATERS FOUR - SEASON VISITORS' GUIDE?
  
Tourism businesses who are interested in distributing copies of the Headwaters road map or the 2017 edition of our award-winning Four-Season Visitors' Guide should contact Headwaters Tourism directly to obtain copies.    


 

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