1st Annual Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest Offers Chance to Win an Almaguin Highlands Resort Vacation

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The 1st Annual Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest, part of a new campaign to promote tourism in Ontario’s Almaguin Highlands region, includes the chance to win a vacation at one of the area’s fine resorts, including Northridge Inn & Resort (http://www.northridgeinn.com) on Lake Bernard.

I believe the Stone Skipping Contest will prove to be a very effective marketing strategy for the Almaguin Highlands region. The contest is simple to enter and is fun for everyone involved. It promotes the region in a very positive way.

Sometimes called the “Gateway to the North,” the Almaguin Highlands, located approximately 2 ½ hours north of the GTA, is also sometimes referred to as “undiscovered” cottage country. The Almaguin Highland Information Centre and the community of Burks Falls, Armour and Ryerson would like to change this and encourage more people to “discover” this beautiful Ontario tourist region. To increase public awareness and promote the Almaguin Highlands as a vacation destination, they are currently running a very unique contest, the 1st Annual Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest.

The 1st Annual Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest, which runs August 1, 2013 through August 26, 2013, invites everyone to come up to the Almaguin Highlands and take some photos or videos of their attempts at skipping stones across one of the region’s many beautiful lakes and rivers. These photos can then be entered for the chance to win a grand prize of a 2-night fall getaway for two adults at a participating Almaguin Highlands Resort, along with a $50 gas card.

“I believe the Stone Skipping Contest will prove to be a very effective marketing strategy for the Almaguin Highlands region. The contest is simple to enter and is fun for everyone involved. It promotes the region in a very positive way,” states Michael Piraino, co-owner of Northridge Inn & Resort (http://www.northridgeinn.com), one of the Almaguin Highlands accommodation properties that are participating in the contest.

The Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest is open to any Canadian resident (excluding residents of Quebec), 18 years or older. The winning entry will be selected at random by the contest sponsor on August 27th. The total value of the grand prize is approximately $400.00. For more information about the 2013 Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest, contest rules and to submit an entry, go to http://www.Facebook.com/AlmaguinHighlandsInformationCentre and click on the Stone Skipping Contest Tab. Photos and videos of skipping a stone in Almaguin can either be attached to the entry form or through a linked to a YouTube video URL.

“Northridge Inn & Resort is very pleased to be a part in the 1st Annual Almaguin Highlands Stone Skipping Contest. I’m looking forward to viewing all the photos submitted for entry and hope that the contest winner will choose to redeem his or her grand prize of a fall getaway in the Almaguin Highlands with a stay at Northridge Inn,” says Piraino.

About Northridge Inn & Resort: One of Canada’s top small hotels according to TripAdvisor®, Northridge Inn & Resort is a full service, four-season Ontario resort with luxurious lodge accommodations and well-equipped housekeeping cottages in a private lake side setting. Located in the Almaguin Highlands, just north of Muskoka, Northridge Inn offers stunning lake views, large sand beach, exceptional dining, and a wide range of recreational amenities and is ideal for a family resort vacation, a romantic couple’s getaway, or a destination wedding. For more information about this award-winning North Muskoka resort, please call Northridge Inn at 705-384-2252 or visit http://www.northridgeinn.com/.

Contact Information:
Michael & Brenda Piraino
Northridge Inn & Resort
712 South Bernard Lake Road
P.O. Box 1189
Sundridge, Ontario P0A 1Z0
705-384-2252
info(at)northridgeinn(dot)com
http://www.northridgeinn.com

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