Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Sustainable Tourism Community Meeting, Part 2, Tobermory Community Centre, 7 PM.
Unfortunately due to freezing rain, we had to postpone our meeting that was originally scheduled for this past Tuesday, February 7. But, not to worry, we’ve set a new date! Come on out on Tuesday, February 21, 7 PM to the Tobermory Community Centre to continue our community discussion and action planning on sustainable tourism on the Bruce Peninsula.
BPEG and the Tobermory Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting this second meeting to update the community on what we’ve all been working on since October’s meeting and to start making an action plan for 2017!
The meeting will begin with a few brief updates from the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Parks Canada and the Tobermory Chamber, followed by breakout discussions on a few specific projects that have been identified as a priority.
The goals of this particular meeting are:
- To increase communication and collaboration among the various parties involved (private operators, tourism associations, municipality, national park, residents)
- To begin planning key projects, implementable for 2017, and establish working groups that will carry out implementation of these projects
- To continue to develop a long-term community vision of how we want to see tourism develop on the Bruce Peninsula
Since our October 5 community meeting at the Rotary Hall, we have been compiling the large volume of feedback and trying to prioritize the many good ideas identified. With help from Sarah Campbell, Masters student at the University of Guelph’s School of Rural Planning and a seasonal resident near Tobermory, we conducted a survey to help with this process.While the survey had limitations, we had a great response rate and were able to identify some key projects. On the 21st, we will share the survey results and use them as the basis of the breakout discussions and action planning!
Thanks again for your interest and participation in the discussion on sustainable tourism on the Bruce Peninsula. Hope to see you on the 21st!