What does it mean to be a member of the French River Resorts
Association? What are my benefits?|
Vision Statement: A voice recognized in the community and in Ontario
that has proven success for change and research. French River
Resorts united with cottagers for the mutual use and care of the
natural resources for years to come.
French River Resorts Association representatives are on the Sturgeon
River, Lake Nipissing, French River Watershed Management Advisory
Group - During the spring freshet (approximately mid-march to
mid-may) representatives are on a weekly conference call with the
Department of Public Works, the Ministry of Natural Resources,
Hydro, Municipalities, etc., to establish a game plan that
minimizes the fluctuation of water during the critical periods of
the walleye spawn. The level should be maintained for the duration
of 28 to 35 days with Mother Natureís co-operation. The flow is
reset for the bass spawn.
Representation and voices on the Stewardship Council for the Georgian
Bay North Channel area.
Representation on the French River Provincial Park Joint Management
Advisory Committee: meets twice a year by FRRA representatives and
FRRA cottagers -Provides an interaction with Ontario Parks. Some of
the projects undertaken were the Visitorís Center, production of a
small tabloid for the Park, a big project was the Mashkinonje
Provincial Park this will draw visitors up the Hwy.64 corridor, and
campsites numbered on Park map for emergency, police, and park services.
Representation and voices on the Rainbow Country Travel Association:
Access to knowledge of outside funding available to area on owners
through Rainbow Country Travel Association monitoring
Reduced membership for lodge owners in Rainbow Country Travel
Association by being a member of French River Resorts Association.
Advertising through the French River Resorts Association purchases
in Rainbow Travel Guide and Sport Shows.
French River Resorts
Association is a Member of
NOTO to enhance our voice in legislative proposals and actions,
assistance in marketing opportunities and a support system for
Support and knowledge network of other owners on business, marketing
and resources available to other members.
French River Resorts Association Enhancement Committee - the
Association provides continual financial support of the West Arm
Guest speakers invited from local, provincial, federal groups, other
travel associations, and partners.
Unlimited Personal business brochures displayed distributed from
French River Trading Booth.
French River Resorts Association brochures distributed from French
River Trading Booth containing your personal contact information and
Large display map with resort locations identified
French River Resort Association Website on World Wide Web.
Members receive a full page listing on French River Resort
Association Website including contact information and 4 photos.
Link to Memberís personal website and email.
FRRA website listings and links on Ontario Travel Sites
15,000 brochures with your own ad description, contact information
which includes: phone number, mail address, website address, email
address, directions, and river map location of each memberís resort.
Distribution of FRRA brochures to Visitors Travel Centers throughout
the Province by Rainbow Country Travel Association.
Manned year-round booth in Sudbury knowledgeable about French River
Resorts Association and members.
French River Resort Association ad - Rainbow Travel Guide.
Additional Association Listing in Rainbow Travel Guide Ė printed
copies distributed at Sportsmanís Shows in Canada and United States.
World wide listing of the French River Resorts Association with link
to Home page of the Association.
World wide listing on Rainbow Travel website with PDF format of
Rainbow Travel Guide - ad included.
Listing of French River Resort Association in high visibility
Brochure distributed at Sportsmanís Show through Rainbow Country
Travel Association at United States and Canadian shows.
French River Resort Brochure distributed to:
AY Jackson Ė Dowling
Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce
Pointe au Baril
Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Sudbury Welcome Centre
NOTO magazine ad: distributed to Sport Shows in Canada and United
States, CD-Rom distribution and website presence on the World Wide
Web with a data base search for the French River Resorts
Contact information and a link to the home page of French River
Ontario Out of Doors -4 months ad insertions Feb.- May, 2009.
Canada Outdoors ad on newsstand from February-October 2009.
OMPTC listing and links on the World Wide Web to home page of the
Two Phase Plan of Branding the French River Marketing Plan over the
next several years:
Phase I - Fish, Relax and Scenery of the French River - Partnering with LAMBAC, Economic
Partnership Sudbury East/West Nipissing, and local Municipalities -
Municipality of Killarney and Municipality of French River, Sand
Beach Lodge, Totem Point Lodge, Bear's Den Lodge, Hartley Bay House
and Marina, and Flat Rapids Camp to film a Fish, Relax and Scenery
of the French River to be aired on public TV 2011-2012 season with
hosts starting November 2011. See air times
Phase II - Documentary of the Heritage of the French River - early
groundwork starting on this major 2 hour film production. Seeking
partners for funding. Watch for details.
Collecting history, pictures, stories, funding, etc. Please
- Promotion Chairman of FRRA.
In past the Association has done:
Ad in support of the French River representative in the Tourism
Pageant held in Sudbury.
Blue Water Guide 2008
Outdoor Life magazine ads February and March, 2007
Reducing taxes for members through group representation.
Fishery research and regulation changes.
French River Resort Association of being strong Business leaders since 1945.
Increasing the numbers of the elk herd by 300 and monitoring the herd in
the French River.
Assisting with Bear Management of the French River.