Government of Canada Invests in Point Pelee National Park

Parks Canada is responsible for protecting and presenting nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. The Government is committed to preserving our national parks while making them more accessible, so that more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, can connect with nature.


The Government of Canada is investing approximately $5.5 million in federal infrastructure funding, while celebrating several completed infrastructure projects, in Point Pelee National Park. The announcement was made today by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, as Canada’s southernmost park prepares for its 100th anniversary and a year-long celebration of bringing people and nature together.


This federal infrastructure funding will support the renewal of two popular day use areas – the Marsh Boardwalk and the Tip area – providing new and improved visitor experiences. The tower and stationary section of the marsh boardwalk will be refreshed, and a brand new observation tower will be erected near the Tip to provide an all-new visitor experience of exceptional views of this iconic area of the park.


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Southwest Ontario Tourism Stakeholders Converge in Leamington

On March 20th & 21st, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation hosts 220 tourism professionals at the 7th annual Ontario’s Southwest Tourism Conference at the Best Western Plus
Leamington Hotel & Conference Centre. This is an opportunity for delegates to up their tourism game just in time for tourism season here in Ontario’s Southwest.


The conference agenda is packed with dynamic speakers who each have their own unique take on today’s industry.


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Supporting Over 300 Festivals and Events, Creating Jobs and Vibrant Communities

Ontario is investing in a record number of festivals and events to boost the growing tourism sector, create jobs and offer residents and tourists more reasons to discover and explore the province. Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was joined by Cristina Martins, MPP for Davenport, at the Theatre Centre, home of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, to announce the recipients of Celebrate Ontario 2018.


This year, the province is supporting 328 festivals and events, the highest in the history of the program, that celebrate Ontario’s diversity, heritage and culture.


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2018 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario Announced

Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce the 2018 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry. Included in the Top 100 are the Festivals & Events of Distinction, a select group which represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province; celebrations which draw both an international and
domestic audience.


Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2017 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals and events of all kinds from every corner of Ontario were represented in the submissions – from community festivals to internationally recognized events. The 2018 Top 100 Awards were given out on Friday, March 2nd during FEO’s Annual Conference “Create the Experience” in Hamilton, Ontario.


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