Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) discovered all Durham Region has to offer at Durham Day at Queen’s Park on September 27. MPPs had the opportunity to learn about Durham during the legislative assembly’s lunch recess. Agriculture, education, energy, innovation, manufacturing and tourism in Durham were showcased through displays, videos, presentations and a savoury Durham-grown lunch.
Representatives from Durham College, Trent University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) showcased the first-class post-secondary education available in Durham Region, while artist/inventor Bill Lishman and scientist Wayne Conrad demonstrated why some of the world’s most talented entrepreneurs call Durham home.
“It was a very positive display of the future oriented planning and development that is taking place in Durham Region,” stated John Williams, Treasurer of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
“My colleagues at Queen’s Park were impressed with the growing economy in Durham Region,” said MPP Joe Dickson. “The land, location, people, support systems and balanced living offered by Durham Region make it the premier location to live and work in.”
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to showcase our outstanding Region to individuals from across the province. Our unique mix of urban and rural communities makes Durham a great tourism destination, provides opportunities to grow and develop businesses, and is truly an outstanding place to call home,” said Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson. “As the Region continues to enhance its future economic potential, we appreciate the strong investments the Province of Ontario has made within our community.”
Durham Day at Queen’s Park was hosted by the Region of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism department and MPPs Joe Dickson and Wayne Arthurs with the support of Durham’s eight local area municipalities; Durham Strategic Energy Alliance; General Motors; and Ontario Power Generation.