The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group presents the Headwaters Parade of Horses, a whimsical and unique series of outdoor horse sculptures featuring 26 fiberglass horses transformed through the creativity of talented artisans. These magnificent sculptures have been vibrantly brought to life to reflect the spirit of the Headwaters. Each statue stands at 15 hands and measures 18 inches wide (chest), 8 feet 3 inches in length, 6 feet at the highest point, and weighs 150 pounds.
It may look like a painting come to life up here, but it's one you can touch. It's filled with hikable and bikable trails, lakes you can walk across, winding roads that lead to fresh farm tastes, and perfectly preserved towns, villages and hamlets you'll want to stop at. High above Toronto, a bounty of real awaits.
The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group is presenting the Headwaters Parade of Horses, a whimsical and unique series of outdoor horse sculptures featuring 26 fiberglass horses transformed through the creativity of talented artisans. These magnificent sculptures will be vibrantly brought to life to reflect the spirit of the Headwaters.
Presentation by Kathy Marcelline, Partnerships and Sales, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation at the 2015 Headwaters Partners in Tourism Symposium.
Presentation by Headwaters Tourism Executive Director Michele Harris at the 2015 Headwaters Partners in Tourism Symposium.
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The report completed by the consultants on behalf of HFFA contained an excellent in depth look at the local food system here in Headwaters region. The report made twenty-eight recommendations to HFFA on how to move a local food system forward in this region based on the information gathered from respondents and from a thorough review of literature and best practices from other regions. HFFA has categorized these recommendations into themes that closely align with HFFA’s overall strategic vision*. HFFA has prioritized the recommendations into actions that HFFA will undertake within the next year (near-term action items), ones that HFFA will assist in delivering through partnership and collaboration with other groups, ones that HFFA can support directly through advocacy or leveraging of resources such as data and finally recommendations that while HFFA can support the need for them; they are beyond the scope of what HFFA can reasonably deliver. Recommendations Categorized by Theme Strategic Planning Supportive Policy Supportive Environments: Built Environment and Land Use Economic Development Partnerships and Collaborations Education, Literacy and Awareness Food Access Supporting Agriculture 6.1 Long- Term Vision for Growth 6.2 Adopting a Cluster Policy 6.4 Creating a Local Food Hub and Food Centre 6.5 Developing Agritourism and Rural Tourism 6.11 Postsecondary Partnerships 6.15 Ongoing Education and Food Literacy 6.24 Good Food Box Program 6.22 New Farm Grant/Incentive Program 6.3 Developing a Local Food Charter 6.8 Land Use Policy 6.6 Support of an Authentic and Aesthetically Pleasing Built Environment 6.9 Customer Focused Development Approval Process (Municipal) 6.18 Developing Local, Provincial and National Networks 6.16 Incorporate Local Schools 6.26 Gleaning Program 6.23 Establishment of a Seed Bank 6.28 Staffing Position 6.12 Buy Local Procurement Policies 6.7 Indoor farmer’s Markets 6.10 Promoting Cottage Industries 6.17 Local Food Week Activities and Events 6.27 Protecting Farmland from Development 6.13 Home garden Credit 6.14 Edible Landscapes 6.20 Regional Marketing Network 6.19 Creation of a Resource Site (website) 6.25 Community Gardens 6.21 Peer Mentorship Program * The Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA) envisions a food system in the Headwaters that is productive, sustainable, transparent, and fair; supports the health and well-being of our residents and food providers; and contributes to a prosperous and equitable economy.