Who we are:
Lacombe Regional Tourism & Marketing Association is a membership based organization (with over 40 members) that promotes tourism in the greater Lacombe County Region.
The current Board of Directors includes;
Rachel Kraay, Kraay Family Farm
Jennifer Kirchner, Lacombe & District Historical Society
Paula Law – Lacombe County Reeve
Wayne Rempel – City of Lacombe Councilor
Monica Bartman – Lacombe Chamber of Commerce
Lynn Henkel – Summerland Leisure Park
Jacquie Corkery – Lacombe Best Western Plus
Rieley Kay – Cilantro and Chive
What we do:
Lacombe Tourism maintains a website, social media accounts, tourism maps, produces the annual visitor guide, has a page in the monthly County News, and distributes brochures throughout a network of kiosks located around the region. Lacombe Regional Tourism is the official tourism service provider for Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe.
Lacombe Regional Tourism also has a free community event calendar at www.lacombetourism.com/festivals-events/
Events can be shared directly by submitting an event to the site or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the event information. Digital copies of event posters are great since we can upload them as pictures.
Open Farm Days:
Open Farm Days is a province wide event that we support and encourage participation in. This year it will be taking place on August 19 & 20, 2017.
To register as a host farm visit: http://albertafarmdays.com/host-farms-2016. For more information about Open Farm Days visit http://albertafarmdays.com/ or Contact: Carolyn Smith at: email@example.com
Lacombe Regional Tourism also hosts the annual Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival and helps plan community events such as Canada Day celebrations.
Lacombe Regional Tourism is a membership based organization with various membership levels which include business listings and advertising opportunities in the visitor guide, social media shares and posts and webpage hosting.
Directory Listing in Visitor Guide:
10,000 copies of the guide are distributed over the course of the year both regionally and throughout the Province of Alberta. The Visitor Guide is also available as a pdf download on the tourism website at www.lacombetourism.com
The tourism kiosk brochure display service is reserved for members only. In order to take full advantage of this program, please ensure that your most recent brochure is provided to us at the Regional Tourism office located in the Flatiron Museum. For more information please call (403) 755 – 6935.
As part of your membership, you may have an enhanced profile on our website at www.lacombetourism.com. Please provide us with a few photographs of your business and your website address so that we may add this to the business profile on our site.
As a member, we encourage you to connect with us and advise us of tourism and community events you may be organizing as we can assist you in posting the information on our event calendar at www.lacombeevent.ca and inform walk-in visitors looking for attractions, events and things to do this summer season. You may also provide us with a poster to display. Please send your event information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook & Twitter:
We also encourage you to connect with us on through our Facebook page ‘Lacombe Regional Tourism’ or Twitter @lacombetourism. This allows us to stay informed and connected with our members and helps us share information about your business.
Annual General Meeting:
An annual general meeting for the association is held each year prior to May 31. Members are also encouraged to become involved with regional tourism development and participate on the Board and/or committees such as the Visitor Friendly Committee, Marketing Committee, and Programming Committee.
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