A program intended to generate new tourism-related initaitives in the Sarnia-Lambton area resulted in three finalists being selected by a group that included the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab and Tourism Sarnia-Lambton.
At an event held at the Ipperwash Beach Club on Wednesday, Feb. 12, three finalists in a “Dragon’s Den” style competition each came away with $3,000 grants to pursue their tourism-related projects.
The winners (pictured left to right )included:
—Megan O’Neill, 100th of a Marathon Event, Lambton Shores;
—B0 Tait, Throwchella Event, Sarnia; and
—Kailyn Shepley and Anne Hazzard, Historical Story Walk, Port Lambton.
In addition to a source of funds and mentorship, winners will gain access to a network of tourism innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
“We were excited to receive 21 applications from across Sarnia and Lambton County,” said Justin Lafontaine, Program Lead for the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab. “We congratulate our pitch session winners and look forward to supporting them to help take their great new tourism ideas to the next level.”
Information on this initiative can be found online by clicking HERE.