$50.00 to attend, which includes morning tour, networking, lunch and speakers!


Download the sign-up form here!


About Our Speakers

Dr. Greg Baeker is Director of AuthentiCity: the Cultural Development
at Millier Dickinson Blais. A nationally recognized leader in cultural
mapping, cultural planning and culture-led economic development,
Greg has 35 years of experience in the fi eld. He’ll review basic concepts
and tools in cultural mapping, paying particular attention to the uses of
cultural mapping in tourism development for a wide range of tourism
industry groups and stakeholders.

Rick Sickinger considers himself lucky to have been able to work
professionally in the arts in Canada for over 20 years – Gallery Stratford,
Stratford Festival and Ovation Music Festival before making an
unanticipated but enthusiastic switch to the arts administrative side of
things as Coordinator for Huron Arts & Heritage Network in 2008. In 2011,
as Cultural Development Offi cer he coordinated the County’s cultural
mapping project. In 2012/13 Rick is excited to have the opportunity to
apply the cultural mapping project to the development of a new cultural
plan for Huron County.

Huron Business Development Corporation
Each tour is 2 hours: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bus Tour # 1
Exploring South Huron’s History
Discover how the history and the geography of South Huron have
molded the land and its people to the South Huron of today. Our tour
will weave through the countryside, showcasing the towns & villages.
We will introduce you to the tourism points of interest, the indoor
and active out of doors recreation opportunities, the culture and the
commerce with surprises along the way – runway lights … theatre …
late night movies … speed … peoplemover…hidden boundaries…
Come get the low down! Limit – 45 people

Walking Tour # 1

Take a step back in time with the Exeter and District Heritage
Foundation and hear stories about the Town’s early “entrepreneurs”
– some of whom hung out their “Open For Business” signs more than
a century and half ago. Many of the original 19th century buildings
with their strong architectural details and interesting facades still
stand today, creating a wonderful Victorian streetscape for Exeter’s
downtown “Heritage District”. We look forward to sharing some history
– and perhaps an anecdote or two – about the early Main Street
merchants who recognized the community’s retail potential!

  Walking Tour # 2
Natural Trail Hike
Discovering Living Things on an accessible natural oasis! Enjoy a
Guided Flora and Fauna Nature Walk along the South Huron Trail.
Our eight-kilometre trail is a community success story, joining
MacNaughton-Morrison and Morrison Dam Conservation Area trail
sections Dress for weather and wear appropriate clothing and shoes.
This walk, on a portion of the trail, is ‘medium’ in diffi culty and some
hiking is required.





“Be the Gateway: Know it, show it, Grow it!”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Starting at 8:45 AM
South Huron Recreation Centre
94 Victoria St. E., Exeter, Ontario