Town News

Small Business Workshops Series

February 10, 2016 Town News

Every Tuesday Morning through March 9:00 – 11:00 am Gananoque Public Library Limited Space Registration and RSVP at the Visitor Centre 10 King St East 613-382-8044 $15/workshop or $60 for all 5

March 1st - Facebook Page Creation - Instructor Jennifer Baker Consulting Participants will be guided through developing a Facebook Page for their business. Participants will also learn basic best practices associated with managing their Facebook Page, including scheduling posts, as well as posting links, and photos. The Page Managerapp will also be introduced. Ideal Participant: Individual does not currently have a Facebook Page.

March 8th - Facebook Tips & Tricks for Intermediate Users - Instructor Jennifer Baker Consulting This session will provide participants a number of tips and tricks to more eectively utilize their Facebook page, including increasing "Likes," creating branded graphics and images, engaging with other businesses, and responding to customer interaction.Ideal Participant: Individual has been actively using their Facebook Page for 6+ months.

March 15th - Facebook Advertising - Instructor Jennifer Baker Consulting This session will guide participants through basic Facebook advertising types, including Promote Page, Boost Post, and Clicks to Website. Participants will be allocated time to work hands-on through the ad development process.Ideal Participant: Individual who is interested in pursuing paid, targeted advertising on Facebook.

March 22nd - Instagram Account Development - Instructor Jennifer Baker Consulting This session will guide participants through the creation of an Instagram account for their business. Further participants will learn best practices with account management. The session will also touch on Instagram advertising.Ideal Participant: Individual who is interested in pursing alternative social media options targeted at a younger audience.

March 29th What Makes a Great Website? Instructor Hanna Bock - Wet Nose Media Ever had a weak handshake? Not a good rst impression. In this digital age, your website is your handshake. Make sure it inspires condence. This workshop will address the importance of a visually appealing and functional website, common website mistakes, and tips and programsto get you started on your rst website. The workshop will also include a hands-on tutorial where attendees will learn how to build a one-page website for their business.

Workshop Series

The 2016 Canada Day Challenge

January 7, 2016 Town News

The 2016 Canada Day Challenge was launched this week! We are looking for entries that explore Canada’s history, culture, and identity and illustrate young Canadians’ pride in their country.

The Challenge will be a great opportunity for Canadian youth between 8 and 18 years of age, inviting them to express their creativity.

Youth are invited to draw a picture, take a photo, or write a short story, a poem or an essay. Youth can decide which category works best for them, or they can also submit entries in each of the three categories. Each entry must be submitted separately.

We invite Canadian youth to start thinking about the Challenge now and how they can demonstrate your pride in Canada. We have three exciting categories:


  • DRAW IT! Draw, paint, and sketch! Youth can draw inspiration from Canada's past and present to create a colourful poster design.


  • SNAP IT! Youth can use their smartphones or digital cameras and submit their best photograph. That captures Canada through their eyes.


  • WRITE IT! Youth can express their thoughts about what Canada means to them and capture Canada's amazing spirit in writing. The original work can be a short story, a poem, or an essay.

Please visit our website at for more contest details and to see the exceptional works of the 2015 winners.

Visitor Centre 2016 Advertising Opportunities

January 5, 2016 Town News

Thank you for being part of our  2015 season , and what a busy season it was , we had over 25,000 visitors through our doors.In 2015 the Visitor Centre continued the tradition of great programs such as extended hours, a planning lounge and ipads to print hotel bookings, directions and maps.

This year we also implemented an off-site tourism cart at the waterfront providing tourism information to over 3000 visitors, a wanderer program in which our summer staff attended all events and festivals as well as creating  wonderful road trip itinerary adventures around the Thousands Islands.

The mandate of the Visitor Centre continues to provide exceptional service always going above and beyond by  providing customized information based on the unique needs of each visitor.   We are committed to working  with local and regional organizations to develop a cooperative approach to tourism.

We are happy to again partner with the  1000 Islands Chamber of Commerce for the 2016 Tourism season !When your business book an ad in the 2016 Visitor Guide you will save 10% on the first Rack Card fee at the Visitor Centre. The first rack will only be $90.  
Advertising Form 2016

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give us a call :  Pam Staples 613 382 2149 ext 1125 or 613 382 8044 or or drop by the Visitor centre - open Tuesdays - Friday 10am - 4pm

As part of our continued commitment to our regional tourism  businesses, the new tourism website includes an enhanced business directory that provides visitors and residents with a snapshot of your business by providing key information.

Check it out - if you have not sent  YOUR business information please send us the following
          3-5 high resolution photos  
          Business description – can be the same as what you have used on your website
          Contact information – website, social media sites, hrs of operation etc.