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  • Alberta tourism excellence recognized at the 2016 Alto Awards

    Outstanding tourism operators from communities across Alberta were recognized for tourism excellence at Alberta’s recent 2016 Alto Awards. Tourism is big business in Alberta, an $8.3 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and 127,000 jobs in every region of the province. Announced at Travel Alberta’s annual industry conference, the Alto awards celebrate individuals and organizations who enrich the tourism industry, inspire others and demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. “Tourism is a dynamic, innovative industry in Alberta, and a key economic driver,”…

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  • Celebrate Ontario 2017 now accepting applications

    Province investing in festivals and events to boost tourism and create jobs Ontario is encouraging festival and event organizers across the province to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2017 funding. Celebrate Ontario is a grant program that makes it easier for festival and event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that attract more tourists and increase visitor spending. Last year, the program supported 200 festivals and events across the province, boosting local economies. For 2017, organizers of existing large festivals…

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  • Winter comes alive in Calgary

    Snowy conditions and chilled temperatures don’t need to put the freeze on your event planning. The winter months can offer up unique events, attractions and opportunities – and there are few destinations where winter comes together like Calgary. Planning around the cold? Consider just some of the ways Calgary makes winter shine… Olympic-sized activities There are benefits to being the former host of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Calgary’s WinSport at Canada Olympic Park boasts a scenic and exciting event space…

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