Win­ners of the 2017 Cana­dian Gar­den Tourism Awards

Manitoba Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

On March 14, 2017, at the North Amer­i­can Gar­den Tourism Con­fer­ence, the Cana­dian Gar­den Coun­cil an­nounced the re­cip­i­ents of the 2017 Cana­dian Gar­den Tourism Awards.

“Our re­search shows that vis­it­ing the coun­try’s spec­tac­u­lar gar­dens is some­thing that large num­bers of in­bound tourists to Canada are very in­ter­ested in adding to their itin­er­ar­ies,” said David Robin­son, Vice Pres­i­dent, Strat­egy and Stake­holder Re­la­tions of Des­ti­na­tion Canada. “This is some­thing the Cana­dian Gar­den Coun­cil, as the North Amer­i­can leader on the sub­ject of gar­den tourism, can build on.”

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Cana­dian Nurs­ery Land­scape As­so­ci­a­tion, spon­sor of the 2017 Awards Pro­gram, the Cana­dian Gar­den Coun­cil was hon­oured to an­nounce Pe­ga­sus Pub­li­ca­tions as the win­ner of the 2017 Gar­den Me­dia of the Year Award.

As a rel­a­tively small com­pany in the pub­lish­ing world, we at Pe­ga­sus Pub­li­ca­tions were thrilled to be nom­i­nated and even more ex­cited to learn that our ef­forts were rec­og­nized by the gar­den­ing com­mu­nity as a whole. We are pas­sion­ate about our pub­li­ca­tions and we love what we do. We strive to pro­mote gar­den tourism in each of our Gar­dener pub­li­ca­tions (Al­berta, Man­i­toba, and On­tario) by fea­tur­ing lo­cal gar­dens and new gar­den de­vel­op­ments across the coun­try. If you have not read our Cel­e­brat­ing 150 Years of Gar­den History is­sues for the three prov­inces, please do. They dis­cuss the im­por­tance that gar­den­ing has had on our na­tion and high­light won­der­ful gar­dens that are an in­spi­ra­tion to all. You can or­der in­di­vid­ual is­sues for Al­berta, Mani- toba, and On­tario or or­der them as a three pack. Each is­sue is filled with 80 pages of lo­cal gar­den history and the im­pact the peo­ple, plants, and gar­dens have had on Canada and the world.

The Cana­dian Gar­den Coun­cil also man­ages Gar­den Days gar­den­, Canada’s Gar­den Route canadas­gar­den­, Gar­den Tourism Awards and Gar­den Tourism Con­fer­ence gar­den­tourism­con­fer­, The Gar­den Prom­e­nade gar­den­prom­e­ and more.

Alexan­der Re­ford (left), Di­rec­tor Jardins de Métis and Chair, Cana­dian Gar­den Coun­cil; Garry Enns ac­cept­ing the award (cen­tre); Bill Hardy (right), Chair, Public Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee, Cana­dian Nurs­ery Land­scape As­so­ci­a­tion.

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