McGuinty Government Investing In Wasaga Beach Tourism

    $25,000 Will Help Develop A Strategic Tourism Strategy

    WASAGA BEACH, ON, June 18 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is helping to
build tourism in Wasaga Beach through an investment of $25,000 to develop a
tourism strategy, Jim Bradley, Minister of Tourism, announced today.
    "Developing a tourism strategy will help Wasaga Beach attract new
investment and create jobs," said Bradley. "Tourism energizes communities,
stimulates the economy, supports small business, and creates jobs."
    Wasaga Beach is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario and
welcomes approximately two million tourist visits annually. It has been a
popular destination for more than a century.
    "We are delighted to partner with the Ontario government to develop a
tourism strategy that will steer future developments of tourism assets in
Wasaga Beach," said Mayor Cal Patterson. "It will also identify financial and
other investment requirements and potential partnerships that will enhance the
development of this tourist destination."
    In 2007, Town Council identified a need for a tourism strategy that would
fit a number of age groups and sectors in a compatible environment with
    "Our government is pleased to support the Town of Wasaga's new strategy
to help boost tourism," said Bradley. "The investment in the Wasaga Beach
tourism strategy is just one more example of how, working together, we have
achieved results."


For further information:

For further information: David Oved, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400;
Gary Wheeler, Communications Branch, (416) 325-8391

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