Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Celebrating Australia Day ~ Bay of Fundy style!

I couldn't resist popping this post in the middle of my winter series...Today is Australia Day, a perfect opportunity to announce the formation of a 'world beating team' that we hope will propel the Bay of Fundy to one of the winning New7Wonders of Nature.

As many of my blog readers will recall, the Bay of Fundy is Canada’s sole finalist among 28 prestigious worldwide nature sites in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign.

Since the New7Wonders of Nature campaign’s on-line voting system requires the public to vote for 7 different finalists, each country is encouraging Canadians and Australians to include each other’s sites in their choice of 7. Australia has two competing finalists, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru (Ayers Rock).

We've come together to support each other as we move forward in these final months of this historic campaign. The addition of Australia’s population of 21 million people could make a huge difference to Bay of Fundy’s success in the campaign.”

Here's what Tourism Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy has to say about our partnership, “We are delighted to team up with our Canadian friends to announce this partnership with the Bay of Fundy today. If we Canadians and Australians work together we’ll be a world-beating team, and generate enough votes to get all three of our nominated sites onto the New7Wonders of Nature list.

“This is also a great opportunity for us to use our collective strength to encourage tourists from around the world to experience these incredible sites for themselves.” Tourism Australia is the official supporting committee for both Australian sites. Bay of Fundy Tourism is the official supporting committee for Canada's Bay of Fundy!

photo: Me proudly flying the Canada & Australia flags over Bay of Fundy!

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