News Release: Strategic Tourism for Areas Regions (Star) Committee Co Chairs, and Public Consultation Sessions

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

The City of Corner Brook would like to congratulate Mr. Stelman Flynn and Mr. Craig Borden on their appointment of co-chairs to the newly formed Strategic Tourism for Areas and Regions (STAR) Committee. Mr. Flynn and Mr. Borden are local business owners and were selected by the committee to assist in developing a regional tourism plan.

The local STAR Committee is looking for tourism feedback from individuals in the Corner Brook, lower Humber, and Bay of Islands areas. Additionally, the STAR Committee is also inviting local stakeholders to participate in industry-specific work committees.

The Star Committee is inviting the public to a consultation at one of the following sessions:

  • January 30th – North Shore Public Session
  • January 31st – South Shore Public Session
  • February 5th – Corner Brook Public Session
  • February 28th – Visualisation and Idea Generating Session

Public Consultation Goals

Input from local stakeholders and residents of Humber-Bay of Islands is critical for the success of this project. Over a period of 12-18 months, the primary goal is to develop a tourism plan for the region based upon the strengths and assets in the area. By creating a shared vision and strategy, regional stakeholders will be able to move into an identified branded direction where opportunities from collaboration and joint marketing would benefit the region.

The City of Corner Brook STAR committee and Tract Consulting are leading the initiative.

Background Information:

Funding for the program: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), $45,000 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador $21,250, and a $23,750 contribution from the City of Corner Brook

News Release: Federal, Provincial and Municipal Funding Announcement for Tourism

STAR – Strategic Tourism for Areas and Regions


Bonita Decaire
Information Officer
City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662 ⁞

Monday, January 21, 2019: 1:30 pm