Media Alert - Toronto Boat Show Announces that Recreational Boating Contributes Billions to Canadian Economy



    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ -

    
    What:     On the 50th anniversary of Canada's largest boat show, a press
              conference will be held to announce the findings of a landmark
              economic impact study. Titled The Economic Impact of
              Recreational Boating in Canada: 2006 Summary Report, it will
              demonstrate the significant impact the Canadian recreational
              boating industry has on the Canadian economy.

    Who:      Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association chair Rick Layzell
              will introduce the study, conducted by Genesis Research Inc.
              and Smith Gunther Associates Ltd., for Discover Boating Canada,
              a public awareness effort to grow boating on behalf of the
              Canadian recreational boating industry.

    Guests:   Michael Kurts, Assistant Deputy Minister - Tourism Policy and
              Development Division, Ministry of Tourism
              Marc Rondeau, Acting Director - Tourism Policy and Development
              Division
              Bill Duron, Chair - Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership
              (OTMPC)
              Bill Allen, President - Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
              Claude Aumont, Partnership Coordinator - OTMPC

    Where:    Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes' Blvd. Exhibition Place),
              East Galleria outside Hall D

    When:     9:00 am sharp, Tuesday January 15, 2008
    




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: David T. Holmes, (416) 628-5605,
(416) 970-6327 cell, dholmes@hccink.com

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