The finalists have been named for the 2018 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards, which recognizes sport tourism events, organizations, volunteers and leaders in seven different categories. We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games jointly hosted by the City of Brantford and County of Brant is a finalist in the category ‘Sport Event of the Year (Event Budget Less than $1M).
First off, let’s agree on a set meaning for this article on what is meant by rural tourism. It is a form of tourism which takes place in any rural setting or location far enough from an urban centre that would otherwise be considered a ‘city’. The best example we can think of to find ‘rural tourism’ is of course in the County of Brant!
Cravin’ A Burger in Burford, Ontario is the go-to place for your burger fix! This 50’s themed burger joint transports you back to the good ol’ days when the new sounds of rock ‘n’ roll had everyone captivated, when the cars were a statement, and going out for a burger, some fries and a soda was the thing to do!
The Windmill Country Market, located in the community of Mount Pleasant is a true hidden gem. It has gained much popularity during its years of business through word of mouth – the most satisfying and deep rooted form of marketing – and it’s easy to see why!
Slow down or you will miss it, Centennial Park, located just outside the quaint town of St. George, is the ideal picnic spot to spend a peaceful, summer afternoon. Whether you are sitting under the canopy of trees by a sly, hidden picnic table or under the cover of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead pavilion, beauty is abound and just waiting to be discovered.
To be able to better support the thousands of visitors who arrive each year, especially during the hyper-active summer season, Brant Tourism committed to putting a strategy together. Always conscience of resources and demanding of value we knew whatever strategy we came up with would have to be unique, flexible and capable of serving all the various communities within the County of Brant.
There has been a lot of change and development of Brant Tourism over the last few years. Among those changes is our decision to get as active as possible in communicating with our market…Hang on!