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South Dundas and South Stormont Township council and staff members attended the official launch of the Upper Canada Region Adventure Map on Thurs., May 24. The map features almost 30 destinations and activities for tourists and residents to enjoy. From left, South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde, South Dundas communications and tourism coordinator Katherine Wells, South Stormont economic development and communication coordinator Chris Hemond, South Dundas project and communications assistant Jessica Whitteker and South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft. Sawyer Helmer photo
MORRISBURG – The Upper Canada Region, comprised of the Township of South Stormont and the Municipality of South Dundas, has launched the 2018 Upper Canada Region Adventure Map.
On Thurs., May 24 the representatives from each government body, including council and staff, attended the official launch of the map geared towards visitors looking to escape for a short getaway.
“Residents within the Upper Canada Region know that we have a lot to offer, and tourism marketing pieces like the Adventure Map are going to ensure people from outside the area know that too,” said South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft.
The map features nearly 30 tourist destinations between South Dundas and South Stormont, including historical sites, breweries and wineries, and outdoor recreation activities, to name a few. The sturdy, compact format is designed to fold neatly into a pocket or bag for easy reference.
“South Dundas and South Stormont have partnered on a number of tourism marketing initiatives and the Adventure Map will continue to strengthen that partnership and promote the Upper Canada Region brand,” added South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde.
The map has been in the works for over a year explained Katherine Wells, communications and tourism coordinator, South Dundas. “Upper Canada is full of opportunities for family fun and adventure,” she said.
The partnership launches the region as a destination for visitors. As Chris Hemond, economic development and communication coordinator for South Stormont explained, “visitors don’t care about the boundaries. Together we can bring tourism to the area in a very competitive market.”
In order to bring the map to life, Wells said that Ottawa area graphic designer and map specialist Annie Dalton helped make the compact travel companion.
A total of 10,000 copies of the Upper Canada Region Adventure Map have been printed and copies will be available at visitor information centres in SDG, South Stormont and South Dundas, municipal offices, and select businesses within the area. A digital version of the map will be available on both municipal websites, UpperCanadaRegion.ca, as well as the newly launched SDG Tourism website, WhereOntarioBegan.ca.