Darren Dalgleish, general manager, and CEO of the St Lawrence Parks Commission.
CORNWALL. Ontario - Well over 100 community members and guests attended Team Cornwall’s annual general meeting, on Wednesday, at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre.
“I can’t tell you enough about the great people we have here supporting and speaking positively about our great city,” said Team Cornwall chair Gilles Latour, summing up the luncheon meeting. “We’ve got some money in the bank, some great ambassadors, so life is good.”
Among the dignitaries in attendance, Mayor Bob Kilger address the group, as well as former MPP, Jim Brownell, now chair for the International Plowing Match, which will be held in the area in September of 2015.
Brownell spoke briefly about the event itself and the convention, which will be held prior, at the Civic Complex, next March.
Guest speaker for the event was Darren Dalgleish, general manager, and CEO of the St Lawrence Parks Commission, who spoke about the improvements in recent years to tourist attractions such as Upper Canada Village.
Dalgleish discussed the positive economic impact, the success of such events as Pumpkinferno and A Light at Night, have had on the area, as well as the continued growth to come, with new events and product.
“(Upper Canada Village) is another jewel that we have here in our own back yard,” said Latour, who encourages the community to visit the site. “Although it’s only 25 minutes away a lot of people haven’t visited it for quite some time.”
Winners of the Team Cornwall photo contest, asking residents to capture the beauty of our community were announced: Dean Ducas, 1st place; Ross Dobson, 2nd place and Jordan Tessier in 3rd. The contest was judged by volunteers from the board of directors.
Now, 444 members strong, “Team Cornwall’s mandate is to go and spread the positive news that we have, outside of our community,” said Latour. “Eighty percent of our mandate is outside of our city.”
For further information or to become a member, visit www.teamcornwall.com.