Vaughan Mills Shines Light on Ontario



    Replica lighthouse built to celebrate 'Year of the Light'

    VAUGHAN, ON, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - This Thursday, Vaughan Mills and Bruce County
will celebrate the 'Year of the Light' with an unveiling of a historical
replica of Tobermory's Big Tub Lighthouse.
    This new permanent addition to Vaughan Mills' Lakes Neighbourhood will
create excitement and awareness for the 'Year of the Light', marking the 150th
anniversary of the year the lights turned on along the Bruce Coast. The
lighthouse is the symbol and icon of Bruce County; a region that has one of
the largest concentrations of lighthouses in Canada and many are easy to
visit. This Big Tub unveiling is one of many special events highlighting these
historic structures while reinforcing Vaughan Mills' "Discover Ontario"
architectural interior theme, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of the
province.
    "It's very exciting to have the opportunity to tell the Bruce Coast
Lighthouse Story with in the mall. Lighthouses attract people and we hope it
becomes a central meeting point for mall goers," said Chris Hughes, Manager,
Bruce County Tourism. "The Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour is an incredible marine
heritage experience where visitors can actually climb the same stairs that
were used to carry whale oil to keep the lights burning. We guarantee people
will be inspired by the historical beauty of these structures."

    
    What:          Unveiling of the Historical Big Tub Lighthouse Replica

    Where:         Vaughan Mills
                   Lakes Neighbourhood Entry No.1
                   1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
                   Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W4
                  (Highway 400 at Rutherford Road)

    When:          Thursday, August 7, 2008
                   1:00 p.m. Preview
                   1:30 p.m. Unveiling & Presentation

    Who:           Gil Small, General Manager, Vaughan Mills
                   Lesley Boughen, Tourism Manager, Vaughan Mills
                   Chris Hughes, Manager of Tourism, Bruce County
                   Sandra Yeung-Racco, Ward 4 Councillor, City of Vaughan
                   Jamie MacLean, Marketing Director, Vaughan Mills

    Other
    Attractions:   Unveiling Photo-Op
                    (Left to Right):
                     Milt McIvor, Bruce County Warden
                     Chris Hughes, Manager of Tourism, Bruce County
                     Lesley Boughen, Tourism Manager, Vaughan Mills
                     Sandra Yeung-Racco, Ward 4 Councillor, City of Vaughan
                     Gil Small, General Manager, Vaughan Mills

                   Build Crew Volunteers Presentation:
                     Robert Trelford
                     Gordon Webb
                     Peter Haskey
                     Don Warren
                     George Gilmour
                     Larry LePage
                     Murray Majury
                     Rick Schumacher
                     Lloyd Johnson
    

    About Vaughan Mills:

    Vaughan Mills is the first enclosed shopping centre built in Canada in
more than 17 years, located just north of downtown Toronto at Hwy 400 and
Rutherford Road. This 250 store mecca combines fashion, outlets, dining and
entertainment. Many are the first of their kind in Canada, including; Bass Pro
Shops Outdoor World, NASCAR SpeedPark, Lucky Strike Lanes, the world's largest
Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Holt Renfrew Last Call and the First in Canada and
Largest in the World Pro Hockey Life!
    Vaughan Mills is proudly Canadian and is owned and managed by Ivanhoe
Cambridge, www.ivanhoecambridge.com.

    About Bruce County:

    Bruce County is located 3 hours NW of Toronto along the shores of Lake
Huron and Georgian Bay. It features 855 kilometres of shoreline and is home to
the Bruce Trail, Fathom Five National Marine Park and the Niagara Escarpment
World Biosphere Reserve. Vacationers enjoy over 100 unique beaches, 278
locally produced foods, 9 Lighthouses and Eastern Canada's first Mountain Bike
Adventure Park. The Bruce as its locally known, is a much different
destination within Ontario, as it places extremely high significance on the
protection of the natural landscape. Home to over 90 species of rare orchids
and ferns, the endangered Massassauga rattlesnake, the Black Bear and Piping
Plover, the Bruce is a vacation destination designed for people who appreciate
raw natural beauty.





For further information:

For further information: Vaughan Mills - Lesley Boughen, Tourism
Manager, Tel: (905) 879-2117, Email: lboughen@ivanhoecambridge.com; Bruce
County - Chris Hughes, Manager of Tourism, Tel: 1-800-268-3838 Ext. 122,
Email: chris@explorethebruce.com

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