New tourism promotion group in Prescott-Russell

The Regroupement later endorsed the

idea. “We consulted our members,” says


president Claude Leclair. “And almost all

the responses were favourable. Then, our

A new tourism promotion group has

boardofdirectorsdidnot hesitate toendorse

been founded in Prescott-Russell, the

the suggestion unanimously.”



counties and the Regroupement

tourism committee chair René Berthiaume

touristique de Prescott-Russell.

observes, “We are going ahead with

The organization stems from a

confidence.” However, the Hawkesbury

recommendation of a Prescott-Russell

mayor stresses that care will be taken to

economic development plan, which was

ensure that the new organization starts off

submitted to the counties in February.

on solid footing.

The lack of a coordinated and cohesive

Leclair is confident that theprivate sector

approach was cited as a weakness in the

will be eager to join the new organization.

area, where “a lack of identity has also

“The RTPR did the best it could with

caused some confusion amongst visitors

volunteers,” he allows.

to the region.”

“The new structure will have budgets

A study committee hired David

andwill be supported by staff. I predict that

Sherwood of the firm Brunet Sherwood

this will facilitate the recruiting of more

Consultants, who recommended the

members. Tourism businesses will want to

creation of a structure similar to other

join an organization that replies to their



Photo Richard Mahoney

At a recent meeting, counties council

According to Peter Blais, Vice-President

The Ottawa River is a great place to cool off, have fun and cast a fishing line.

authorized the transfer of responsibilities

of the RTPR, “We have a lot to thank the

Throughout the summer, the waterway is filled with watercrafts of all sorts, as this

for tourismmarketing, as well as financial

counties for. They created the tourist guide,

photo taken near the Long Sault Bridge in Hawkesbury indicates.

resources, to a new organization, that will

the maps and the web site. They even

be administered by a board of directors,

encouragedthe foundingofourAssociation.

School efficiency pays off

composed of mayors delegated by the

It’s just that this newapproachwill bemuch

counties and of representatives of the

more effective to market our county as a

tourism industry elected by their peers.

great tourist destination.”


Conservation has paid off for the Upper Canada District School.

The board has received a rebate cheque of $153,370, plus HST, for recent energy

efficiency initiatives.

The board received the funding through the Ministry of Education’s Energy Efficiency

Small EquipmentGrant for replacingobsoleteT12Lightingandotherhighwattage lighting

with new, energy efficient lighting in 13 schools.

Robert Smith, the Ministry of Education’s Incentive Programs Advisor, told the Upper

Canada Board that “this is by far one of the largest payments I’ve seen.” The rebate will

be used to fund additional energy efficient projects that will generate further incentives.


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