Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tourism Season Kicks Off in Elgin County!

Tourism season has officially begun and Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism’s four tourism kiosks are now open for the season.

Each summer Elgin-St. Thomas Tourism staffs four kiosks across Elgin County that provide residents and visitors with tourism information, maps, guides and other promotional materials from area attractions. Staff of the kiosks also attend several local events throughout the summer to distribute these materials.

The kiosks open on the Victoria Day long weekend in May and remain open until Labour Day weekend in September.

"There are an abundance of local events and quality attractions in our area." said Tourism Development Coordinator, Kathryn Russell. "Summer has arrived and it is time to get out there and explore what Elgin has to offer!"

The kiosks are located in the Port Stanley Festival Theatre building, at the historic Port Burwell Lighthouse, at the Jumbo the Elephant monument in St. Thomas and at the Backus-Page House Museum in Wallacetown.

For more information about the kiosk locations call (519) 631-1460 ext. 164, email tourism@elgin-county.on.ca, or visit http://www.elgintourist.com/.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Rural Roots Public Market to Open in Dutton

Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to announce the opening of Rural Roots Public Market in Dutton.

The market will open for the season on Saturday May 26th, 2012 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm and will be held at the Dutton Community Centre Pavilion. After the opening, the market will be open;

Sunday June 10th
Sunday June 24th
Sunday July 8th
Sunday July 22nd
Sunday August 4th
Sunday August 18th

The Rural Roots Public Market will offer baked goods and pies, embroidery, craft wares, wood working, artwork, handmade jewellery, and fresh local produce.

The mastermind behind the market is 22 year old Kate Campigotto, a recent graduate of Western University and a lifetime resident of Dutton. Upon graduation Campigotto decided a local market would help to revitalize the area by supporting the local business community. In addition to organizing the market Campigotto will be a vendor herself selling baked goods with her 17 year old sister Meaghan under the name Red’s Baking (aptly named for the sisters’ red hair).

"Supporting local has to start locally." said Campigotto. "This is a great opportunity for our communities to come together, support local businesses and celebrate what our small towns have to offer."

For more information regarding the Rural Roots Public Market, or to become a vendor please call (519)762-2944 or email