Roger Liddle receives award for outstanding performance in Northern Ontario tourism

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Roger Liddle receives award for outstanding performance in Northern Ontario tourism

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Nov. 7 - The Bob Giles Award for outstanding performance in the field of Northern Ontario tourism was presented today to Roger Liddle of North Bay by Tim Peterson, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Tourism and Recreation Jim Bradley. Peterson was in Sault Ste. Marie for the Northern Ontario Tourist Outfitters (NOTO) Association's 76th Annual Conference. "Resource-based tourism in Ontario is a vibrant part of the province's $19.4-billion tourism industry, generating $1.3 billion in visitor expenditures and over 20,500 direct jobs," said Peterson. "With dedicated people like Roger Liddle, we will ensure that tourism retains its important role, both in Ontario's economy and in our quality of life." Roger Liddle, co-owner of Liddle's Fishing Adventures Inc., previously received the Bob Giles Award after completing a two-year term as President of NOTO. This year he was honoured for assisting the Association and the resource-based tourism industry with a variety of important initiatives ranging from municipal property assessment to provincial forest policy to a mentoring program. Established in 1977, the Bob Giles award is given annually to a member of NOTO. While in Sault Ste. Marie, Peterson also met with tourism stakeholders, as well as board members and staff of the newly opened Northern Ontario office of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. Disponible en fran├žais www.tourism.gov.on.caFor further information: Wayne Beaton, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400; Jim McPeak, Communications Branch, (416) 314-3497