February 9, 2004

Minister of Tourism and Recreation to speak at 3rd Annual York Region Tourism Conference

NEWMARKET York Region Tourism is holding its 3rd annual tourism conference later this month entitled "Tourism Capturing York Region's Share".   The Honourable Jim Bradley, Minister of Tourism and Recreation, will speak about Ontario's tourism perspective.  Judy Roberts of Research Resolutions will provide tourism economic impact and statistics plus consumer travel trends.


The conference will be held on Wednesday, February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel Toronto North in Richmond Hill.  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and a networking lunch takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by seminars from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m..  Cost is $25.00 per person.   Deadline to register is February 19th.


To register or for more information, contact Brenda McGowan at (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1553 or Brenda.mcgowan@region.york.on.ca




Contact:            Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1238

- Email: wendy.lewis@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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