Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Speaking of second...the 7Wonders results

The Bay of Fundy has been participating in a contest to declare the New7Wonders of Nature since June of 2008. The top Canadian site was announced this morning and it was Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta.
http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/nominees/northamerica/

Big thanks to EVERYONE who rallied so enthusiastically to support Fundy in this initiative!!

Bay of Fundy benefited greatly from participation in this contest:

- we were accepted as one of only 5 Canadian sites into this prestigious contest. In order to even be considered, we had to make a case for why Fundy qualified to compete internationally and this was easily made.

- our region got international exposure on the New7Wonders website for 8 months while we participated

- when the votes closed last week we were sitting in the top 1/4 of all international nature tourism sites

- we raised awareness of the significance of the Bay of Fundy as one of Canada's top nature tourism destinations

- we've calculated about $300,000 in free media coverage of Fundy

- we've witnessed a 400% increase in visitation to our website

- we had a good time doing it !!

HUGE thanks to everyone who supported Fundy in this bid. Easy to see why the folks in our region have a reputation for being friendly, determined, clever and enthusiastic!!

5 comments:

Wendy Martindale said...

Kudos to you, Terri, for all your efforts to get the maximum from this opportunity. You're a great ambassador for our Bay!
Wendy

Mary An n said...

Yes, Terri, you are a true Champion of the Bay of Fundy!

It is unfortunate that the BOF didn't win but the next question is: how do we support the other place in Canada that did win?

Terri said...

yes, yes, please vote for Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. Use this link: http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/nominees/northamerica/c/DinosaurProvincialParkNationalPark/

Niagara Falls is also competing in the international category, as a site shared between Canada & the US so vote for them too! http://www.new7wonders.com/nature/en/nominees/northamerica/c/NiagaraFallsWaterfall/

Goooooo Canada!

Maria said...

Hi Teri, it's Maria from "The Right Coast Nova Scotia" blog. I am writing a post on 10 Outdoor Winter Activities, any come to mind for your area? Thx.
P.S. I love your reading your blog (subscribed on Google Reader).

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the links for the other sites, Terri!
You run an excellent blog!