With the downtown revitalization project attempting to draw the eyes of the world to all that Gravenhurst has to offer, local residents have the chance to set the scene.
ENJOY THE SITES.
The downtown revitalization project is taking its next step forward with the Site Bites video contest, being launched April 1. Marilyn de Lang (left), project coordinator, and newly acquired FedNor town staff intern Carolyn Bowman will be looking for the best video clips that capture attractions around the heart of town.
Photo by Neil Etienne
The Site Bites video contest, organized by revitalization project coordinator Marilyn de Lang and her new cohort Carolyn Bowman, will be launched April 1.
“Our hope is to engage the community in our downtown revitalization project and what they hope the downtown will be,” de Lang explained. “We want people to pick a local site and celebrate it through a short video.”
The contest, which will run through until the end of May, invites people of all ages from across Muskoka to celebrate a feature or location in the heart of Gravenhurst. The videos are to be between 60 and 90 seconds long, on any physical feature within the revitalization project’s scope, from Winewood to David streets and Bethune Drive to the end of Bay Street.
Running in partnership with the Grade 11 media class at Gravenhurst High School and media partners Metroland and Cogeco TV, the clips will be broadcast on the Internet and feature first through third-place prizes. There will also be a “fan favourite” chosen through online voting.
In addition to helping de Lang with the Site Bite contest, for the next year Bowman will be joining the town’s economic development office as a FedNor-funded intern. The former marketing student and teaching graduate of Orillia’s Lakehead University campus will be using her skills to help with town marketing and various projects.
For full rules and regulations for the Site Bites competition, contact de Lang at 705-644-9397 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.