Photograph by: Jason Kryk , The Windsor Star
The Canada South Festival Network held its annual festival launch gathering at Festival Tent and Party Rentals Thursday. During the meeting, the network unveiled its new and innovative online presence.
Next week, canadasouthfestivals.com will become an electronic central database that will present and keep track of most local events that take place in Windsor-Essex. Developed by NYN DESIGNS, the website will integrate social media such as Facebook so that event entries only need to be made once through the primary website and will be spread out among many other websites.
"It was something that was missing from the community and every year as the number of events increased, it became more important that we do this," said Canada South Festival Network executive director Rita Ossington.
She said she foresees a boost in attendance at events throughout the summer months because this new interactive website will give them more exposure.
"So many times you hear people say there is nothing to do in Windsor and Essex County. Well, this is the answer to that because there is a plethora of things to do and this is where you find out about it," she said.