The Incorporated Community of Nelson House and the Heritage North Museum (Thompson) were both recently nominated for a 2010 Manitoba Tourism Award. The Manitoba Tourism Awards recognizes excellence in the promotion and delivery of quality tourism experiences in Manitoba. Awards finalists are acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the provincial tourism industry, including promoting Manitoba as a quality year-round destination, ensuring an exceptional visitor experience and fostering a professional tourism industry.
The Incorporated Community of Nelson House Fishing Derby was recognized as a finalist in the Product Development category for growing their annual ice fishing derby from a local event with about 30 participants to an event attended by over 1,000 people from not only northern Manitoba but from across the country. The Heritage North Museum was nominated in the Partnership category. The Museum’s staff and board work hard to partner with tourism industry players and has become THE visitor and information centre in Thompson. The museum is an integral part of Thompson as a community and was recognized for it’s commitment to housing history, events and information on all things tourism in Northern Manitoba. Both nominations were put forward by Community Futures North Central Development (CFNCD). CFNCD is a member of Tourism North Manitoba, a regional tourism association with the goal in mind of positioning northern Manitoba as a quality tourist destination. For more information on either of these organizations, visit websites www.northcentraldevelopment.ca or www.visitnorthernmanitoba.ca . Finalists will be honoured at the annual award celebration. This year it takes place in the Delta Winnipeg's Ballroom on Monday, April 11th, 2011. A special acoustic performance by Winnipeg's Keith and Renee will take place after the awards ceremony. For list of finalists please visit www.manitobatourismawards.com .