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The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association
Honours Tourism Excellence at the TASTE OF TOURISM AWARDS

On Wednesday 17 November, The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association celebrated excellence in tourism and hospitality at their annual tourism awards ceremony.

The evening honoured those businesses and individuals that exemplify business and customer service excellence, and who work in the tourism industry, helping to profile the Hills of Headwaters region as one Ontario’s premier tourism destinations.

The evening was hosted at Caledon Country Club, with Master of Ceremonies Wayne Townsend, curator of the Dufferin County Museum & Archives, leading guests through a casual and engaging evening of networking and socializing, which began with fabulous taste sensations from some of our region’s finest dining establishments:  Bistro Riviera (Erin), Black Birch Restaurant (Hockley), Caledon Country Club and the Millcroft Inn & Spa (Alton). 

The judges from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture were impressed with the high calibre of nominees and finalists, and selected the following winners in each category:

Best Arts, Culture or Heritage Experience
• Alton Mill

Artisan of the Year
• Rosemary Hasner

Best Agri-Tourism Experience
• 2010 Erin Fall Fair – 160th  Anniversary

Tourism Event or Festival of the Year
• Destination Equitation

Best Culinary Tourism Experience
• Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Best Overnight Getaway Experience
• Top of the Hill B&B

Best Customer Service Experience – Business
• What’s Cookin’

Best Customer Service Experience – Individual
• Joan Hope (Dragonfly Arts on Broadway)

Best New Tourism Business
• Spring Gait Meadows

Tourism Innovator
• The Village Smithy (Sean Elliott)

Tourism Ambassador
• Stephany St. Louis

Chairperson’s Award of Merit
• Founding Board of Director members of the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association  (originally called Headwaters Country Tourism)

Recognizing the importance of our artisan community in the Hills of Headwaters region, award recipients received a beautifully print from the 2009 Hills of Headwaters Artisan of the Year, Susan Powell, as a commemoration of their win.

Congratulations to all nominees and finalists, and particularly to our 2010 award winners, who exemplify the best in tourism and hospitality in the Hills of Headwaters.


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