Shape the tourism future in Guysborough
The public is invited to come and shape the future of the tourism industry in Guysborough County at an all day workshop being held in Larry’s River Nov. 14.
“Anyone with an interest in how tourism evolves in our area is invited” Ann Marie Bagnall, chair of the group leading the workshop, said. “We are looking for ideas big and small.”
The group’s core committee is made up of representatives from the Municipality of the District of
Guysborough, the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, the Town of Mulgrave and the Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network (ESREN), as well as several other associations and societies.
This meeting is the first step towards the development of a tourism strategy.
“We’re still in the early stages and so now is a perfect time to get input to shape the direction we go in, for both the short and long term,” Nancy O’regan, ESREN board member said.
“This is just the first of many consultations. We expect to involve people at several points throughout the process,
“Everyone is a part of the tourism experience for our visitors, an ambassador if you like, so it’s important that everyone is heard.”
The workshop will be held at the Communities Along the Bay facility in Larry’s River, starting at 10 a.m. No. 14. It is expected to wrap up at around 3 p.m.
Stephen Flemming, executive director of Sherbrooke Village, will be leading the group through a series of activities that will, ultimately, pinpoint tourism related priorities for both the short and long term.
“We’ve been welcoming visitors to these shores for centuries. The Société is very happy to lend its ideas and support to this effort,” Jude Avery, president of la Société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie - one of the members of the core committee, said.
A luncheon will be served and interested persons are asked to register for the workshop by calling 902-867-3817 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.