Since 2007 Ontario Visited has been publishing our INSIDER Newsletter. For the first 8 and a half years, we produced our newsletter on a monthly basis. Then, with our business growing, we changed our publication to a quarterly format. With the pandemic under control (our thoughts) and the tourism and events coming back, we have decided to update the INSIDER.
With this being said, we are announcing our new INSIDER format. As in the beginning, we are converting back to a monthly publication. Also, we are reducing the amount of content. Each issue will contain three topics, an Ontario Visited news update, a unique feature topic and our monthly Ontario Community Spotlight community. From time to time, we may include other important topics or information. We will still include exclusive photos and videos.
We hope that you enjoy our new shortened Ontario Visited INSIDER eNewsletter.
Toronto Explored and More…
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
Ontario Visited is pleased to announce our New Video Adventure Series, Toronto Explored ~ “30,000 Steps at a Time!” Our intrepid adventurer, Jon Law, will walk the streets of Toronto, exploring Toronto’s many interesting communities and their events and attractions.
You will find this new series and all our other great services on our new and improved Ontario Visited websites. Our “Welcome” page has been simplified to feature our 3 main tourist and visitor information services ~ Ontario Event Directory, Ontario Event News and Ontario Videos and Stories.
Ontario Event Directory (Website and APP) includes great information about 100’s of Ontario events and attractions. As we like to say, “Find Your Next Adventure”. Our Ontario Event News (Website and APP) is updated regularly and contains the latest community event and attraction news, “Keep Informed”! The Ontario Video and Stories Website offers tourists and visitors a fun look at what’s happening in Ontario. There are 13 categories to choose from. Everything from “communities explored” to “festivals and attractions experienced” ~ “A Moment in Time”.
Now it’s your time to discover and explore Ontario and “find your own adventure”!
As many of you know, Judi and I love to travel the backroads of Ontario, “Finding Roads Less Traveled”. During these fun trips, we have experienced many fascinating and interesting things. A short time ago, we were driving along a gravel backroad and spotted a phenomenon that we had never experienced before. On a remote farmer’s fence post we came across a huge bird (and when I say HUGE, I mean huge!) with its wings spread fully out. It was just sitting there, not moving. At first, we thought it was just a stuffed decoy. On closer look, we realized that it was alive. We couldn’t believe our eyes! We stopped our car and started to take photos. The bird just sat there, wings spread out, not moving. Several minutes passed by, and Judi decided she wanted to get better and closer shots. Judi stepped out of the car and moved closer. The bird didn’t move! Judi moved a little closer, and the bird finally decided to move. It slowly lowered its massive wings, did a lazy turn on the fence post. It then took off. The bird’s flight only lasted a few seconds. It leisurely glided to a nearby post and settled back down to rest.
At that point Judi and I decided that we had “interfered” with the bird’s “rest time”, and we left it in peace. After all, the mighty “Turkey Vulture” had plenty of “cleanup” duties to perform!
Ontario Community Spotlight
Ontario is a wonderful place to work, live and have fun. For over 15 years, we have traveled across Ontario several times. We have never been disappointed on the diversity of the province and its communities. That’s why we started (a few years ago) our “Ontario Community Spotlight”. Each month we recognize a wonderful Ontario community. Some of the communities we have recognized in the past include ~ Buckhorn, Goderich, Port Colborne, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Wasaga Beach and many more. In fact, we have honoured over 40 Ontario communities.
This month our Community Spotlight is on the community of Grand Bend.
It’s funny, I had heard about Grand Bend from friends, but I had never visited it! What a loss of opportunity, as I found out when Judi and I had a chance to explore the community and, its magnificent beaches.
On the day we visited Grand Bend, the sun was shinning and the wind was blowing! This made a spectacular experience. The water was hitting the pier and showing its huge waves. While this was happening a “windy” volleyball game was in progress!
Like most resort communities, Grand Bend offers so much for vacationers. If you are looking for great family fun, make sure you put Grand Bend on your “must visit list”!