Press Release: Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced

Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award Winners Announced

February 1, 2017 (Peterborough, ON)–Kawarthas Northumberland is pleased to announce the winning entries to the Trail Towns Workshop 2017 Community Incentive Award submissions. Not-for-profit organizations were invited to submit projects aimed at pursuing trail town related experiential tourism development initiatives associated with the Trent-Severn Waterway following a November 29th workshop.

The winning entries demonstrate a high level of community-driven initiatives which demonstrate support and participation from local community leadership, trail development organizations, Parks Canada, and economic/tourism organizations and municipalities.

First Place – $5,000 Award: The Canadian Canoe Museum for their Peterborough Canoe Heritage and Tradition Experience -Three interactive and engaging components to inform and celebrate the canoe building history and tradition in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Included developments include exhibits at the Museum, a walking tour of historic canoe-manufacturing locations in downtown Peterborough and East City with interpretive panels with QR codes, and a 90-minute Voyageur Canoe tour over the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Second Place – $2,500 Award: Impact 32 in Bobcaygeon for their Bike Share Station, –Implementation of a Bike Share Station at Lock 32 in Bobcaygeon for use during the tourist season. This project will allow boaters and guests visiting Bobcaygeon to explore and visit all areas of the town.

Third Place (tied) $1,250: Friends of Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls for their Stone Waterfall & Sculpture Garden, –Redevelopment of the Lock Station property known as the “Island” specifically for the installation of a stone waterfall and installation of a sculpture on one of the concrete piers located in the canal. The group plans to add a new sculpture each year on each of the nine piers with an annual unveiling ceremony.

Third Place (tied) $1,250: Incredible Edibles Festival in Campbellford for their Farm Life Tour Experience, – To augment the festival experience, visitors will tour up to four farms for hands-on demonstrations of how farms are run, to understand what they produce, and ask questions directly to the farmers, and enjoy a locally-sourced lunch prepared by a guest chef on the banks of the Trent River.

The purpose of Kawarthas Northumberland is to support a competitive and sustainable tourism industry, attract visitors, generate economic activity, and create jobs within the region that encompasses City of Kawartha Lakes, City and County of Peterborough, and County of Northumberland.

Ms. Brenda Wood, Executive Director
Regional Tourism Organization 8/Kawarthas Northumberland
175 George Street North, Peterborough, ON
Tel: +1 705 874 6565