Hilary was happy to represent Pine Grove & Port Loring in the Explorers Edge Region of Northern Ontario at the Tourism Summit. Hilary is chair of the marketing committee for the Explorers Edge Region and Vice President of Nature & Outdoor Tourism Ontario (Bill Chambers is a Past President).
Hilary also is Vice President of the local business Association in Port Loring, and was elected to the Loring Local Services Board for 2015/16.
The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit was very well attended, and Hilary was honored to win the inaugural Tourism Champion Award from NOTO.
Bill & Carol were proud parents this evening!
In our industry we have many fine people who work hard to make their own businesses successful by providing a quality product to guests. They treat guests as friends while making a successful living for themselves and we all benefit from these individual efforts because our industry, as a whole grows and prospers. These individuals are the backbone of our industry and there are currently more than 1300 of these people in Nature and Outdoor Tourism in Ontario.
Sometimes someone comes along who does all of that and more. These are people who see a larger picture than their own individual businesses. They see a role for our particular industry within the larger world of Tourism in general.
They see an expanding spider web of goals and principles that will grow, not just the bottom line but the intrinsic value of Tourism. These people also have an awareness of the stewardship responsibilities involved in our businesses so that growth will occur in thoughtful and sustainable way.
They become Champions for Tourism.
I am happy to present this award to Hilary Chambers from Pine Grove Resort and Cottages in Port Loring who sits on our NOTO board of directors as Vice-President and is also on the Board of Directors for RTO 12, Explorer’s Edge.