Bay of Quinte Organizations Span Canada Coast to Coast this Week
Two Bay of Quinte Regional organizations are covering Canada Coast to Coast this week in efforts to promote, educate, and garner impact to the region.
QuinteVation attended the Accelerator Summit in Kelowna, which draws from 170 accelerators across Canada. Ryan Williams, Chair of Quintevation, was a speaker at the event, and attended with team Rob Clute, and Cathy Ireland.
“We are one of only 6 RevUp Accelerators in the Country, working closely alongside Accelerate Okanagan in Kelowna,” states Williams. “Our interests are on promoting rural innovation and the Bay of Quinte, and learning from other Accelerators and Incubators across the country on how best we can grow clusters and companies within our region. It is an incredible thing to be able to sit, as Bay of Quinte, alongside Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Kitchener, and Saskatoon and many others, to learn how best we can grow entrepreneurship in our region.”
The QuinteVation delegation also was promoting the upcoming Canadian Rural Innovation Summit that will be held in Bay of Quinte in November 2018 to which many regions across the country will attend.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board, and Dug Stevenson and Trevor Norris lead a delegation at the Sports Tourism Congress in Halifax to promote and attract sports tourism and awareness to the Bay of Quinte Region.
“We are in Halifax to draw sport to our region, and to promote the many great facilities and assets we have here.”, stated Executive Director Dug Stevenson. “We have an opportunity to draw some pretty big events that have an awfully big impact on our region, from Skate Canada, to touch football, to hockey and para-games. The Bay of Quinte is perfectly situated to host events that have great economic impacts to our municipalities.”
“It’s a little like speed dating,” states Director of Sales Trevor Norris. “We spend time with all organizations, and we think we have a pretty good opportunity to connect many people as a whole to our great region.”