Celebrating Headwaters’ Tourism Champions at the
2014 TASTE OF TOURISM AWARDS
On Wednesday, November 19th, The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association celebrated excellence in tourism and hospitality at its annual tourism awards ceremony.
Businesses and individuals exemplifying business and customer service excellence, and who help profile the Hills of Headwaters region as one of Ontario’s premier tourism destinations were the evening’s honourees.
- Heatherlea Farm Market
- Hockley Valley Resort
- Landman Gardens and Bakery
- The Friendly Chef Adventures Inc.
Following libations and delectable culinary creations (some by the evening’s award recipients), the ceremony began and proved to be a uniquely Headwaters affair with a charming and intimate evening honouring the “best-of-the-best” in the industry, with laughter, camaraderie and celebration!
Recognizing the importance of arts and culture in the Hills of Headwaters region, and reinforcing a commitment to supporting business in the Headwaters region, award recipients received a beautiful plaque from Silver Creek Arts Project, the Hills of Headwaters 2013 Artisan of the Year, in honour of their achievements.
The judges from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture were extremely impressed with the calibre of nominees and finalists, and thanks to the stiff competition, they awarded a tie in one category.
The complete list of winners appears below:
Best Arts, Culture or Heritage Experience
Artisan of the Year
Best Agri-Tourism Experience
Tourism Event or Festival of the Year
Best Culinary Tourism Experience
Best Overnight Getaway Experience
Best Customer Service Experience – Business or Individual
Best New Tourism Business
Chairperson’s Award of Merit
- Ross Millar (Ross Millar Group)
Congratulations to all nominees and finalists, and particularly to our 2014 award winners, who exemplify the best in tourism and hospitality in the Hills of Headwaters.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Taste of Tourism awards, and submissions can be made until October 2015. Take this opportunity to recognize the “best of the best” in the Headwaters tourism industry by nominating your favourite business or operator. Nominations can be made online.