Press Releases & In The News

2017

Stratford Animation Partnership: Attendance numbers to local Writers Festivals were up, organizers say | Stratford Beacon Herald (23 Oct 2017)

Stratford Destination Partnership: Stratford Writers Festival expands | OurPerth.ca (20 Oct 2017)

Stratford Destination Partnership: ‘Kitchens can be locker rooms’ restaurateur Jen Agg tells Andrew Coppolino | CBC Radio (14 Oct 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: “Bayfield Sustainability Summit a sold out success” | Goderich Signal Star (12 Oct 2017)

Destination Animation Partnership: RTO4’s unique destination marketing approach | Destination Think! (9 Oct 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT A SUCCESS | Bayfield Breeze (27 Sep 2017)

Stratford Destination Partnership: Appetite for Words – A Literary Festival with a Culinary Twist | Modern Mississauga (25 Sep 2017)

Elora & Fergus Destination Development: Tourism potential of Centre Wellington could be enhanced by signs, Wi-Fi: officials | The Wellington Advertiser (22 Sep 2017)

Stratford Destination Partnership: Explore your artistic side this summer and fall in Stratford, Bayfield and Elora & Fergus | Etobicoke Living (14 Sep 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Local play inspired by Stratford women’s contributions during Second World War to premiere later this month | Stratford Beacon Herald (13 Sep 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: DETROIT ZOO CEO TO SPEAK AT SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT | Bayfield Breeze (13 Sep 2017)

Stratford Destination Partnership: Ontario Tourism Destinations Put Visitors At Heart Of Marketing | Direct Marketing Magazine (12 Sep 2017)

G2G: G2G Trail And Other Municipal Trails Must Be Respected, Says North Perth Mayor | BlackburnNews.com (12 Sep 2017)

G2G: New Bridge Nearly Complete On G2G Trail, Near Blyth | Bayshore Broadcasting (12 Sep 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: Sustainability Summit In Bayfield This Month | Blackburn News (09 Sep 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: TOM DAVIS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT BAYFIELD SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT | Bayfield Breeze (06 Sep 2017)

G2G: G2GRT project ready to provide route to the front gates of the 2017 IPM | Seaforth Huron Expositor (2 Sep 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: Bayfield Sustainability Summit | Goderich Signal Star (01 Sep 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Appetite for Words Festival coming to Stratford Oct. 27-29 | Stratford Beacon Herald (30 Aug 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Twice the writers, twice the fun at this year’s Stratford Writer’s Festival | Stratford Beacon Herald (17 Aug 2017)

RTO4: Regional Tourism Organization 4’s Andrea Gardi Named one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing| (14 Aug 2017)

Elora & Fergus Animation Partnership: Chasing the Adrenaline in Elora, Ontario | Horizon Travel and Lifestyle (10 Aug 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: STARVING ARTISTS CONVERGE ON PIONEER PARK SATURDAY NIGHT | Bayfield Breeze (09 Aug 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Dominion carillonneur Andrea McCrady headlines the opening performances of Stratford Summer Music’s Carillon Festival | Stratford Beacon Herald (7 Aug 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Play Me, I’m Yours makes its return to Stratford Summer Music with morning launch | Stratford Beacon Herald (31 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Volunteers help prepare for upcoming Stratford Lantern Parade | Stratford Beacon Herald (31 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Les Tambours rocks Market Square as Stratford Summer Music is in full swing | Stratford Beacon Herald (18 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Colm Feore helps launch Stratford’s Queen of the Square Cinema | Stratford Beacon Herald (15 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: With bells and drums | Globe and Mail (13 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Getting a glimpse of an unusual instrument and those who choose to play it | Globe and Mail (13 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: The often magical streets of Stratford | Stratford Beacon Herald (13 Jul 2017)

Bayfield Destination Partnership: SUN COOPERATED AT FIRST PAINT THE SUNSET EVENT OF THE SUMMER | Bayfield Breeze (12 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Queen of the Square Cinema launching at Stratford city hall auditorium | Stratford Beacon Herald (6 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Learn about the history of Market Square and past revitalization attempts Sunday night | Stratford Beacon Herald (6 Jul 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Stratford taps into online tourism | London Free Press (28 Jun 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: SpringWorks: indie theatre and arts festival hosts puppetry event | Stratford Beacon Herald (25 Jun 2017)

Elora & Fergus Animation Partnership: 2017 Elora & Fergus Animation Fund selects nature and culture based experiences | The Wellington Advertiser (2 Jun 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Canadian DMO enhances visitor experiences through ‘destination animation’ | MultiBriefs (2 May 2017)

RTO4: Canadian DMO enhances visitor experiences through ‘destination animation|Multibriefs Exclusive|Shawn Smajstrla (May 02, 2017)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Destination Animation Fund will bring 15 unique cultural projects to life around Stratford this year thanks to RTO4 and Stratford Tourism Alliance, BIA | Stratford Beacon Herald (27 Apr 2017)

Blyth: RTO4 prepares Blyth for tourism boom | The Citizen, North Huron (27 Apr 2017)

RTO4: Canadian DMO brings Silicon Valley approach to tourism marketing|MultiBriefs Exclusive (blog)– Shawn Smajstrla (26 April 2017)

Grand River: Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh | The Wellington Advertiser (27 Apr, 2017)

RTO4: Canadian DMO brings Silicon Valley approach to tourism marketing | MultiBrief (Apr 26, 2017)

Elora & Fergus Animation Partnership: ‘Destination Animation’ launched in CW | The Wellington Advertiser (Apr 21, 2017)

Elora Fergus: Dare to Dream | The Wellington Advertiser (Mar 3, 2017)

2016

Blyth: Blyth ‘booming’ says Huron County, RTO 4 – Dec. 22, 2016| The Citizen (Dec 22, 2016)

G2G Rail Trail: New Bridges Needed On Guelph To Goderich Rail Trail| Blackburn News.com (Dec 12, 2016)

G2G Rail Trail: Guelph-To-Goderich Trail Work Planned| Bayshore Broadcasting (Dec 14, 2016)

#RainyDayShakespeare: Stratford, Ontario expresses its destination DNA to enhance the visitor experience | DestinationThink! (24 Nov 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: New exhibit at Agora Gallery celebrates the personal work of Stratford Festival artists | Stratford Beacon Herald (22 Nov 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: The pen is mightier than the sword, revolver, rope, or lead pipe Mystery and crime literature panel one of numerous offerings from Stratford’s first Writers Festival | Stratford Gazette (27 Oct 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Harvest Market will feature artisans, vendors and Little Art Libraries | Stratford Beacon Herald (20 Oct 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Stratford Writers Festival to feature interactive component | Stratford Beacon Herald (18 Oct 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Mystery Panel Event | Quill & Quire (18 Oct 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Stratford Writers Festival to feature interactive component | London Free Press (18 Oct 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: First annual Stratford Writers Festival to feature interactive component | Stratford Beacon Herald (20 Sep 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Rainy Day Art | Stratford Beacon Herald (8 Sep 2016)

Experiential Tourism: eXXpedition 2016 Great Lakes clean up starts with Bayfield native|Clinton News Record (August 30 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: A Flash of Culture | Stratford Beacon Herald (14 Aug 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: First Stratford Summer Music Bach Walk a resounding success | Stratford Beacon Herald (1 Aug 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Perth Pop-Up Market to be held in locations around Stratford this summer | Stratford Beacon Herald (31 Jul 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Stratford’s other festival brought music back to theatre town | Toronto Star (23 Jul 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Spread a Little Music summer program launches in downtown core, with fiddler Dan Stacey performing aboard horsedrawn carriage along city streets | Stratford Beacon Herald (17 Jul 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Details of new ARTful Walk program for residents and guests provided at event launch this week | Stratford Beacon Herald (5 Jul 2016)

Gallery Stratford ArtCycle project gives locals and guests a chance to create their own unique artwork | Stratford Beacon Herald (29 Jun 2016)

Stratford Animation Partnership: Gallery’s new Share Stratford Art Buttons a fashionable addition to the local arts and culture scene | Stratford Beacon Herald (26 Jun 2016)

Stratford Destination Animation Fund Selects 10 Unique Cultural Experiences | Stratford Gazette (23 Jun 2016)

Guelph to Goderich Trail group launches crowdfunding campaign|Guelph Mercury (June 21, 2016)

G2G Rail Trail: Rail Trail group to announce crowd-funding opportunity | Stratford Beacon Herald (17 Jun 2016)

Animation fund provides support for ‘share worthy’ experiences | Stratford Beacon Herald (13 Jun 2016)

G2G Rail Trail Inc: Spring on the Trail 2016|Seaforthhuronexpositor.com (May 12, 2016)

Joint venture provides free trips to Stratford Perth Museum | Stratford Beacon Herald (29 Apr 2016)

2015

G2G: Woman walks G2GRT in seven days and writes a book to prove it – Huron Expositor – Dec 14, 2015

RTO4 Director of Media Technology accepts the prestigious North American Innovation Award – Oct 22, 2015

Guelph Selected for global strategic tourism initiative – May 29, 2015

Guelph Jumping on the tourism bandwagon: next stop DestinationNEXT  – May 25, 2015

Dream of Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail becomes a reality – April 2015

Region pledges $40,000 for Kissing Bridge Trail study – March 30, 2015

2014

Explorers Pass Press release 9.22.2014

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www-thespec-com_pickleball July 25 2014

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Reservations Online for Tourism Bayshore Broadcasting June 30 2014

www cjoy Guelph 55+ Games, Friday June 27 2014

Exchange Magazine Canada 55+ Games June 24 2014

Bayshore Broadcasting Working to Boost Tourism June 11 2014

Waterloo Chronicle May 19 2014

Regional Tourism Organization for Huron Perth Waterloo & Wellington – May 16, 2014

Culinary Tourism Workshop Stratford March 18 2014

2013

Trails and Tourism Press Release September 11 2013

1tanktrips-Elora Gorge August 29 2013

The Star Heavenly Holidays Close to Home August 20 2013

travelvideo-tv-Wellington County July 24 2013

Toronto Sun Theatre Hit June 26 2013

The Peterborough Examiner Summer Theatre Trips June 22 2013

Stratford Beacon Herald Summer Theatre Trips June 22 2013

Toronto Sun Summer Theatre Trips June 22 2013

Canoe Travel Summer Theatre Trips June 22 2013

CLN More Room Nights Goal of RTO4 June 2013

RTO4 Scenic Theatre Trips May 17 2013

Restaurants-Hotels Theatre Trips May 6 2013

Restaurants-Hotels Betterweekend Contest April 23 2013

Creating Reasons for Tourists to Stay Beacon Herald April 23 2013

Daily Exchange Celebrate Ontario April 10 2013

Restaurants-Hotels Press Release Celebrate Ontario April 9 2013

Midwestern Ontario Festival Funding – Blackburn News April 8 2013

Funding Announcement Release April 2013

RTO4 Partners with Stratford Festival travelvideo-tv January 8 2013

2012

Partnering to Support Local Tourism Guelph Review December 7 2012

Reservation Portal -The Chatham Daily News December 1 2012

Tourism Organization Launches Web Portal – Guelph Mercury November 30 2012

Tourism Body Launches Web Portal -The Record November 30 2012

RTO4 Partners With Stratford Festival Release November 2012

RTO4 Partners with Stratford Festival Beacon Herald November 29 2012

Call Centre and RTO4 Enter 3 Year Deal November 28 2012

RTO4 Partners with Stratford Festival Indulged Traveler November 23 2012