Cornwall and the Counties Tourism to Support the Great Waterway Classic

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Cornwall, ON – August 7, 2013 – The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event, is pleased to announce Cornwall and The Counties Tourism has partnered up to support the event.

Cornwall and The Counties Tourism, a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region including the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, will take ownership of the volunteer program of The Great Waterway Classic.  In addition, the tourism office will provide every player with a detailed tourism package, showcasing Cornwall and The Counties’ local attractions, restaurants and accommodations.

“We are pleased to have Cornwall and The Counties Tourism on board with The Great Waterway Classic,” said Brad Parkins, the event’s Tournament Director. “Volunteers are a major reason these types of events are a success, and having Cornwall and The Counties Tourism support this program will go a long way to the success of our event in The Great Waterway region.”

“Golf is a major economic driver in the tourism industry of Cornwall and the Counties, and it was important for us to be a part of The Great Waterway Classic,” said Linda Wilson, the Executive Director of Cornwall and the Counties Tourism. “This tournament will put eyes on our region and allow us to show off some of the assets that make Cornwall and the Counties a joy to visit.”

About Cornwall and The Counties Tourism

Cornwall and the Counties Tourism is a non-profit, membership-based organization tasked with developing tourism in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Through a combination of visitor information services, literature distribution, social media and creative marketing, Cornwall and the Counties Tourism promotes the region as a viable tourist destination.

About The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, from Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall.

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of $150,000 events to be played across Canada this summer. The leading five money winners at the end of the season will earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour in 2014.

PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.

For more information please visit www.cjga.com

For Additional Information:

Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 x 221
brad.parkins@cjga.com

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