Catch the spirit of the Trent-Severn Waterway

Rename a product —  Or concoct something new!

Article by Sue Dickens/Images by Regional Tourism Organization 8

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) has partnered with Parks Canada to commemorate the 101st Anniversary of the completion of the linkages along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada.

RTO8 has launched “A Taste of the Trent-Severn” and is seeking food producers and providers from across the region to participate in the program by creating something new or renaming an existing edible product.

Jackie Holt from Bridgewater Coffee & Pizza holds Hastings Lock 18 Butter Tarts

 “We’re hoping to have products named by a connection to the waterway” said Brenda Wood, RTO8 Executive Director.  “We have Lock 18 Lager, Hastings Lock 18 Butter Tarts, Trail Town Hot Dog and Paddler’s Pizza to name a few.  This is an opportunity to really get creative”

Eighty percent of the Trent-Severn Waterway is within the Kawarthas Northumberland region which encompasses Northumberland County, Peterborough City and County, and Kawartha Lakes. 

“Celebrating the amazing food we have in our region to locals and visitors once it’s safe to travel is something that appeals to everyone.  We’ll be promoting the products and showcasing the producers and we’d love to feature your product” said Wood.

Participants should note that they will receive a window cling from Parks Canada to display as a participating business and Parks Canada will be promoting the overall program while RTO8 will promote the products and producers.

Sign up form and eligibility criteria: https://rto8.com/taste-of-the-tsw/

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