South Dundas making an impression on outsiders; see results at Sept. 6 council meeting

MORRISBURG — Residents of South Dundas will have a chance to see their community through the eyes of first-time visitors as part of a “First Impressions Community Exchange” initiative.

This summer, a group of community representatives from Gananoque paid an unannounced visit to South Dundas to offer an outsider’s perspective of our community. South Dundas reciprocated by sending a similar delegation to the Town of Gananoque in June, under the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs program.

The exchange helps communities to see themselves the way tourists, prospective businesses, relocating families and non-local shoppers might see them. Their first impressions of a community have a strong influence on their decisions to relocate to or shop in the region.

“The exchange gives a community an objective assessment of its strengths and weaknesses, and gives participants a chance to gather ideas from other areas dealing with similar community development issues,” noted Rob Hunter, South Dundas Economic Development Officer.

Results of the First Impressions Community Exchange will be presented at the Tues., Sept. 6 council meeting. All are invited to attend the session that begins at 6 p.m.

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