Sounds of Guelph a finalist for Award of Excellence

Guelph, Ont., January 22, 2019 – Sounds of Guelph, a video series by the City of Guelph’s tourism services, is a finalist for the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO).

“We’re proud be a finalist for this award,” says Stacey Dunnigan, manager of culture and tourism for the City of Guelph. “The Sounds of Guelph video series allowed us to push the boundaries of traditional tourism campaigns by creating videos specifically designed for social media without the use of narrative or music.”

The video series highlights Guelph’s wide range of unique experiences and events, using only sound to tell stories that make Guelph stand out. Featured are some of Guelph’s most-loved businesses and tourism destinations including Mustang Drive-In, Planet Bean Coffee, Riot Axe, Guelph Jazz Festival, Na Ha Thai Restaurant and the Guelph Farmers’ Market.

The City’s tourism services team worked with Ward 1 Studios to produce the series. Watch the Sounds of Guelph series at

Final award winners will be announced at the president’s dinner and award ceremony on January 31 during the EDCO annual conference in Toronto.

About the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Award of Excellence

The EDCO Award of Excellence encourages communities to enter economic development initiatives to be judged by industry leaders in compeitiion with comparator communities.

Award winners are viewed as leaders in economic development and often asked to speak to their efforts and accomplishments at future EDCO events. Award winners in each category are eligible to receive the Lieutenant-Governors’ Best of Show Award for outstanding effort in economic development.

Media Contact

Stacey Dunnigan, Manager of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2533
[email protected]