Our heartfelt congratulations go out to our tourism and community colleagues along the Boomtown Trail in Alberta in being the 2013 recipient of the Governor Generals Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Their ‘Bringing History to Life‘ and Walk Among Us programs.
Visit the Travel Alberta‘s website to find a map and linked area assets for visitors. Here’s the links to the awards video plus a photo montage put together celebrating this achievement.
To all the rural tourism people out there – here’s one more example of moving the experiential travel marker up a notch! Congratulations to Ken Duncan, CEO and GMIST Edge of the Wedge graduate. Key to their success? Passion, vision, perseverance, and a great sense of community.
The Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC has gone through years of discussions, debates, affirming a collaborative brand and positioning this beautiful location on the southern island. The diversity of visitor opportunities are immense, but not obvious from the highway. To appreciate this valley you need to dig a little deeper – and to assist you on this journey, they’ve created a wonderful video that captures all that they have to offer in this geographical area, themed with music. Take a peak.
It’s 5:33 minutes which raises the question – how long should youtube videos mean. There’s lots of opinions there – but Youtube is the mother ship so here’s what they have to say about the ideal length:
1. Know your audience
2. Know what message you want to convey
3. Keep the message tight, say only what you need to say, do it quickly.
Happy content generation!