Canadian Celebrities Have Fun And Show Support for the Bay of Fundy With Web Video

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Well-known personalities and politicians get a little muddy to encourage all Canadians to vote in New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign

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“The reality is the Bay of Fundy boasts the highest tides on the planet. It features incredible marine biodiversity and spectacular rock formations and is home for 12 species of whales.

The campaign to have Canada’s Bay of Fundy become one of the New7Wonders of Nature is getting a little dirty as Canadian celebrities and familiar faces show their love for the Bay of Fundy in a humourous web-based video. The video, which was posted today on http://www.votemyfundy.com, shows celebrity supporters having fun and getting muddy as they promote the many amazing features of the Bay. The high-profile awareness campaign kicks into gear in the final weeks leading to the November 11th deadline of the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition (http://www.new7wonders.com).

The video opens with Nova Scotia Premier Darryl Dexter and New Brunswick Premier David Alward representing both sides of the Bay. Joining them are Canadian singer-songwriters Jann Arden and Joel Plaskett, Canadian rapper Maestro Fresh Wes, Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, the anchors of Canada AM and host of The Rick Mercer Report, Rick Mercer, all supporting the New 7 Wonders campaign.

Subsequent videos will be posted featuring songwriter and recording artist David Myles, the cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, French singer Jean-François Breau, Home and Garden Television (HGTV) host Scott McGillivray and Cape Breton singer Mary Jane Lamond with fiddler Wendy MacIsaac.

“This video allows some of Canada’s well-known personalities to get behind the campaign and show their love for the Bay of Fundy,” says Terri McCulloch, Executive Director, Bay of Fundy Tourism. “As we make an exciting dash to the finishing line in this prestigious global campaign, we need all Canadians to support Canada’s only entry and cast their new 7 wonders vote before the November 11th deadline.”

Fredericton native and Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman grew up near the Bay of Fundy and is determined to reach out to Canadians and convince them they must vote in the New Seven Wonders of Nature campaign.

“I think as Canadians we tend to take our country’s natural beauty for granted,” says Brueggergosman. “The reality is the Bay of Fundy boasts the highest tides on the planet. It features incredible marine biodiversity and spectacular rock formations and is home for 12 species of whales. If I can encourage other Canadians to take a moment and text or vote online, then I am going to do that. Check out the video, tweet it or post on your facebook and ask your friends and family to vote!”

The video can be viewed online at http://www.votemyfundy.com. Canadians are encouraged to create and upload their own video explaining why they voted for the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia on the website [hyperlink], or on the Bay of Fundy facebook page.

To make Canada’s Bay of Fundy one of the official New7Wonders of Nature on November 11th, all Canadians must cast their vote. There are three ways for the public to vote: free voting online via http://www.votemyfundy.com ; voting via the New7Wonders Facebook page or by texting FUNDY to 77077 on any Canadian cell phone (cost: $0.25 per text vote).

About the Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast. The Bay of Fundy is best known for the highest tides in the world and has been compared, in marine biodiversity, to the Amazon Rainforest. The Bay is the summer feeding area for half the world’s population of endangered North Atlantic Right Whales and 12 other whale species. It is home to the world’s most complete fossil record of the “Coal Age” (300 million years ago) as well as Canada’s oldest dinosaurs. The Bay of Fundy is home to two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (Bay of Fundy & Southwest Nova) as well as the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Stonehammer Geopark in Saint John.

About Bay of Fundy Tourism
Bay of Fundy Tourism is the official nominating committee of the Bay of Fundy in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign. The organization’s mandate is to raise the profile of the Bay of Fundy as a Canadian nature tourism icon. This non-profit association is supported by Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture & Heritage; New Brunswick Tourism & Parks; the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Regional Development & Tourism Associations.

Contact
The video can be seen at http://www.votemyfundy.com/celebrity-videos. For more information or to arrange an interview with Measha Brueggergosman or Terri McCulloch, please contact:

Terri McCulloch
Bay of Fundy Tourism
902-254-2772 or terri(at)bayoffundytourism(dot)com

Heather Spriet
M5pr
902-422-2988
heather(at)m5pr(dot)ca

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