Introducing Brian Reichheld

Brian is the new Sustainable Tourism Project Manager. He is probably best known as one of the “Two Fairly Fat Guys,” Norfolk County’s official food ambassadors. Along with his partner in crime, Dan Barker, they have spent the last 11 years promoting the local food movement and all the good things grown here in “Ontario’s Garden”. Having recently retired after a 30 year career with the Beer Store, Brian has enjoyed time with Burning Kiln Winery as a host and tour guide, and bartending at Lighthouse Festival Theatre, where he has also been known to appear on stage in their community productions. Last summer, he was part of the Press Operations Crew at the Pan Am Games. Brian lives in Jarvis with his wife Heather. Brian can be reached at

Now accepting nominations for the 2015 Sustainable Tourism Ambassador Award
Norfolk County is home to many exciting tourist attractions. The Sustainable Tourism Ambassador Award recognizes the leaders in sustainability whose businesses have made a difference in the social, economic, natural and cultural environments of Norfolk County. Previous winners include Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery and Whistling Gardens.  Nominations close Thursday December 31 with the winners announced at the Economic Development Symposium January 20, 2016.
For more information, contact Brian Reichheld at 519 426 5870 ext. 1295 or visit
Christmas Ideas
“Never Give Up” - A story about a little boy who cared

Local children’s author Jan Everett has written a charming tale about little Johnny, a boy who helped turtles cross a dangerous road. The book is based on the true life story of her husband John’s efforts to rescue turtles crossing the Long Point Causeway. The book reflects the many challenges that local citizens have faced trying to reduce road mortality of turtles, snakes, and frogs on the Causeway but, like little Johnny, their motto is “Never Give Up”. Proceeds from book sales go towards the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project.
For more information on “Never Give Up” and the Long Point Causeway, please visit
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