New Cycling Tourism Ambassadors hit the trails in SDG

Cycling Tourism Ambassadors, from left, Kyra Butlin, Andy Gadbois and Isabelle Hebert.

THE COUNTIES, Ontario – Visitors and staycationers can count on a trio of SDG ambassadors to help them with everything from finding the most picturesque cycling route in the Counties, to helping to change a bicycle tire.

Kyra Butlin, Isabelle Hebert and Andy Gadbois are the new Cycling Tourism Ambassadors employed this summer by the United Counties of SDG. Their main duties will include patrolling the waterfront trail and providing mobile visitor services experiences, greeting visitors, responding to inquiries, and promoting the SDG region.

In the past our ambassadors have even helped a cyclists change a deflated tire.

“As COVID-19 restrictions are loosened, more people are enjoying our popular cycling trails,” said Karina Belanger, Counties tourism coordinator. “Our students have completed their training and will be spending much of their time interacting – while physically distancing – with visitors and cyclists to showcase amenities in and around SDG.”

The students are looking forward to the balance of the summer and helping individuals visiting SDG or enjoying some time close to home.

Andy, of Long Sault, is studying philosophy via Carleton University. Kyra is studying English at St. Francis Xavier University and Isabelle is studying engineering chemistry at Queen’s.