Funding recipients networking experiences available

Carla Allen
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Experience providers described a tempting array of adventures at a recent networking session at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge.

They included cooking lobster on a beach and harvesting an accompanying  salad, exploring the coastline by kayak, star-gazing with a guide, touring a working oyster farm and feasting on oysters afterwards, sailing to the Tusket Islands, participating in a Mi’kmaw candlelight tour and peddling about Yarmouth on a surrey bike.

Earlier this year, 28 business owners in the region received $414,535 from the Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team for projects designed to bring new and repeat visitors to South West Nova.

Project coordinator Juanita Bruneau says business owners who were awarded the funding are “really moving forward now.”

“There were some delays, some challenges in the process, but those were resolved,” she said.

“The weather has impacted some of the recipients but all of the projects have started. Some are getting bookings from all over the place,” she said.

The networking event was organized to help “get the message out” and inform other participants what is available.

Brenda LaGrandeur, community development officer for the Municipality of Argyle, facilitated the event.

“Whenever any of you have a guest and people are asking you what else there is to do around here, you’ll be able to tell them and have them stay in the area even longer,” she said.

Those attending presented a brief description of the experience they offered. Afterwards, rack brochures and contact information were exchanged and participants were encouraged to form partnerships.

For a complete list of the tourism experiences offered in the region, visit this link.


Geographic location: Tusket Islands, Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team, South West Nova Argyle

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