AS RELEASED BY THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA:
"The finalists for each of 13 awards were chosen by a judging panel of tourism industry leaders and announced today by Tourism Industry Association of Canada President and CEO Randy Williams. The recipient of a 14th award, the Canadian Travel Press Lifetime Achievement Award, will be decided by the association's Board of Directors. All of the awards will be presented at a gala dinner on October 23, 2006, at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in Jasper, Alberta, during Canada's Tourism Leadership Summit. "
THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
"Recently transformed from London-Wul Farm, a supplier of high-quality fibres for textile production, London-Wul Fibre Arts of Lakeburn, New Brunswick, is a tourism and cultural centre comprising the Economusee of Handspinning, a working studio, natural dye garden, boutique, public documentation centre, hands-on interpretive centre, and a gallery showcasing Atlantic Canadian fibre artists. Visitors can watch fibres being expertly prepared, dyed and spun to produce an outstanding collection of artistic yarns, hand-woven and felted works, take custom guided tours, and participate in workshops and study groups. Artisan Heidi Wulfraat's creative approach to community-building has produced unique, home-grown tourism and cultural experiences presented with professionalism, artistry and authenticity."
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