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Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization September 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue:
OHTO News

  • Register for OH!Tourism Summit Today for a Chance to Win
  • Why Rave Reviews?
  • Calling All Passionate Visionaries: Apply to OHTO's Board of Directors Today
  • Congrats to the Newly Designated OHvation Businesses

Opportunities

Industry Updates

  • Nominations Open for Hastings County Tourism Awards
  • Municipality of Tweed Finalist in Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards
  • Hastings Cultural Summit Countdown
  • Haliburton Forest Named as Finalist in Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence

Click here to view OHTO's September 2018 newsletter with news, industry tips and exclusive opportunities!

Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization August 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue:
OHTO News

  • OH!Tourism Summit in Haliburton County
  • OHTO Industry Feedback Survey
  • Press

Opportunities

Industry Updates

  • The Sound of Pembroke on Spotify
  • Smiths Falls Opens New Visitor Centre
  • 2018 Hike Haliburton Festival
  • Hastings County Cultural Summit
  • Save the Date: Hastings County Tourism Awards

Click here to view OHTO's August 2018 newsletter with news, industry tips and exclusive opportunities!

The Pembroke-Renfrew Kidney Walk

Join us for a family friendly 5Km walk in support of kidney disease. Walk for someone you love at the Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease. 

The Kidney Walk is a great way for families, friends and colleagues to come together to show support for the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. It’s where the kidney community gathers to show their unwavering commitment to kidney health and improved lives for all people touched by kidney disease. 

Raise $100 or more and receive a Kidney Walk t-shirt 

Raise $1000 or more and become a Kidney Walk Champion 

Every step is a giant leap forward in the fight against kidney disease!

 

Date: September 23rd 2018, 9:00 am-12:00pm

Location: Pembroke marina

11 Albert St, Pembroke On

Contact: Catherine Sutherland 

mcsutherland1954@gmail.com 

Free Horse Drawn Wagon During the Bluegrass Festival!

This weekend is the Bluegrass Festival in Renfrew. There is a free horse drawn wagon bringing festival goers Downtown every hour on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 11am until 3pm.
The drop off and pick up location is at the corner of Raglan Street South and Renfrew Avenue, spaces will be blocked for this shuttle.

Have an excellent week & weekend!

Sawtech Log Expo 2018

Click the poster above to view the full event brochure!

Ontario's largest forestry event is almost here! Join us at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Center from July 20-22 to learn more about:

Harvesting, Milling, Transportation, Chainsaw Carving, Rural Services, Home Improvement, Farm Equipment...and more!

For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit the expo website at sawtechlogexpo.com.

All Advance tickets have a chance to win $3000 in prizes!

Respond to OHTO's Monthly Guiding Question to Share Your Story - July 2018

Come Wander has been created to share the stories of Ontario's Highlands and provide a place for our tourism partners and operators to share their brand message and reach new audiences. We know you're busy, so we're asking that you answer just one simple question each month.

Our sparkling lakes and lush forests are a true treat for the senses in fall – with crisp air and vibrant colours – so this month, we want to know:

Where's your favourite spot to take in the beauty of fall?

Please submit your response to this question by Friday, July 27, 2018.

Click here for more information.

HIGHWAY 60 – DOWNTOWN RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE - JUNE 21, 2018

Traffic
 
Bridge Street

  • Reopen to traffic on Friday, June 29th, 2018

 Raglan Street North

  • Reopen to traffic on Friday, June 29th, 2018

Raglan Street South - Monroe Avenue to Patrick Avenue

  • Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 until Friday, June 29th, 2018 will only be open to local traffic
  • Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 until Friday, July 27th, 2018 will only be open to local traffic

Traffic and pedestrians access to businesses will remain open.
 
Detours will be in effect via Patrick Avenue and Lochiel Street North/South.

 

 

Parking
 
The Town of Renfrew has secured additional parking during the construction project at 3 locations.
             
               Renfrew Curling Rink
               Located at 195 Xavier Street
               Monday to Friday - 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
 
               St. Francis Xavier Church
               Located at 331 Plaunt Street South
               Monday to Friday - 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
 
               St. Paul’s Anglican Church
               Located at 96 Argyle Street South
               Monday to Friday - 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

 

 

Watermain Replacement    
 
Watermain replacement on Raglan Street South will begin Monday, June 25th.  Properties shown in the map below will be connected to a temporary water service which will provide potable water through an outside tap or interior connection.  Base rates for water and wastewater services will only be applied to properties that are connected to temporary water services

If you have any concerns related to the project or require special accessibility accommodations, please let us know by contacting the project manager noted below.  The Town of Renfrew would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation with the construction project.

Lane Cleroux
Project Manager
Town of Renfrew
Phone: (613) 432-8166
Email: lcleroux@renfrew.ca

Renfrew’s Bluegrass Festival Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

We hope that you will consider sponsoring the Festival and using your Event pass to come out and enjoy this wonderful festival and be part of making it great.  Event passes are $80 for entertainment from July 12 – 15. 

SILVER

Investment: $250 plus HST

BENEFITS

  •          Logo on event poster and flyer
  •          Logo on event program
  •          Logo on the sponsor page of the event website
  •          Event Pass (1)

GOLD

Investment: $500 plus HST

BENEFITS

  •          Logo on newspaper advertising
  •          Logo on event poster and flyer
  •          Logo on event program
  •          Logo on the sponsor page of the event website
  •          Logo on thank you ad
  •          Event Passes (2)

 

Join Us for Renfrew’s Bluegrass Festival!

July 12-15, 2018

Renfrew Bluegrass Festival Information

Sawtech Log Expo 2018

The Sawtech Log Expo returns to Renfrew this summer at the Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre! Come join us on Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22 where you can enjoy booths from four food providers, local breweries, live music and more!

This Expo is planned to become an annual event in Renfrew for at least the next 10 years, so make sure to attend this tradition-in-the-making!

Visit the Expo website at https://sawtechlogexpo.com/ for more information!

Respond to OHTO's Monthly Guiding Question to Share Your Story

Come Wander has been created to share the stories of Ontario's Highlands and provide a place for our tourism partners and operators to share their brand message and reach new audiences. We know you're busy, so we're asking that you answer just one simple question each month.

We love a cushy robe, fuzzy slippers, and being pampered; but sometimes the chance to sit under the warm sun and embrace the tranquility of nature leaves us feeling equally refreshed. This month, we want to know:

What's your favourite way to relax and focus on your own wellbeing?

Please submit your response to this question by Friday, June 29, 2018.

Click here for more information.

Contact 8,500 potential customers at Saw Tech Log and RURAL Expo

20 - 22 July, 2018 Renfrew, Ontario

After a very successful show last year we are including rural businesses & services in 2018.

8,500 visitors last year!      Outdoor or Indoor Exhibit space is available.

Exhibitors can co-ordinate with us to create their own "Events within the Event" and we will promote them.... Classes, Education sessions etc. Connect with potential customers!

We will promote your show specials and products you are featuring.

Click here to view our overview of the show as a PDF.

Tourism Stakeholder Sessions hosted by OHTO

Register for a Tourism Stakeholder Session by Friday!

With the Come Wander brand resonating with consumers and inspiring visitation, it’s more important than ever that we back this up as a region by ensuring we offer incredible experiences to visitors in destination. Doing so will create ambassadors for the region, help further leverage #ComeWander messaging, and inspire even more visitation.
 

The OHTO team is thrilled to be hitting the road to host Tourism Stakeholder Sessions at six locations across the region next week from April 30-May 3.

Sessions will focus on the importance of adopting a destination experience mindset, providing tools to implement this, and exploring next steps for how we can support visitors as they Come Wander Ontario’s Highlands. Join us at a session near you to explore, “The Power of Place: How Nurturing Your Destination Experience Can Create Buzz and Drive Visitation

Sessions will not only be a chance to further explore this topic, but will also provide the opportunity to network with OHTO staff and peers. Evening sessions will be hosted as a cocktail-style event with appetizers and a cash bar.

Please have a look at the schedule below and click here to register for the session most convenient to you by Friday, April 27.

Looking to register to attend the Renfrew session and the OVTA Tourism Conference & AGM? Please click here.

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