The Tourism Ambassadors have been hired for the summer and will be seen throughout the City helping out at special events and taking care of visitors at the Visitor Centre which is located in the Chamber building and at the Kiosk located near the 401 at the Ramada Hotel. From now until Labour Day the Chamber Office & Visitor Centre will be open 7 days a week.
This Weekend the Office will be open:
Friday May 15 from 9am to 7pm
Saturday May 16 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday May 17 from 10am to 5pm
Monday May 18 CLOSED
Special thanks to the City of Quinte West for managing the students and for providing additional funding. There is also funding received from the Governement of Canada through Canada Summer Jobs and by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Affairs through the 2015 Summer Experience Program.
Healthier Commutes Make for Healthier and Happier Workplaces! Take the Commuter Challenge and promote active and sustainable commuting in your workplace. This friendly competition between workplaces celebrates active and sustainable ways of getting around. In a given year, every Canadian makes an average of 2,000 car trips that are less than 3 kms in distance. These short trips can be replaced by human-powered choices such as walking, biking, skateboarding, skating, or even using public transit. In fact, riding a bicycle to destinations less than 5 kms away may be even faster than driving a car. Making the switch to an active commute saves money on gas, reduces emissions, and is a practical way to squeeze physical activity into your day.
People in Quinte West are encouraged to make a commitment to at least one sustainable commute to work from May 31 to June 6 and receive a chance to win fabulous prizes. The winner of the workplace challenge is declared at the end of the week to the workplace with the highest percentage of healthier commuters.
Workplaces are once again invited to join the Quinte Commuter Challenge May 31-June 6, 2015
You can participate as an individual or champion your co-workers in the workplace challenge. Joining is easy, just follow these simple steps: 1. Register your workplace or as an individual at www.commuterchallenge.ca