CFHURON IN THE NEWS / FROM THE CITIZEN, FEB. 4, 2021 – BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN – While the Brussels Walking Tours were developed several years ago, new life has been breathed into them as they are set to receive audio tour complements courtesy of Dr. Chris Cooper and local historian Paul Nichol.
Huron East Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley says the project was made possible through funding from Community Futures Huron and a partnership with Cooper of Rediscovering Canada Television, with whom Hawley has collaborated on many projects.
The walking tours date back to 2012 and a special project courtesy of Dr. Robert Shipley and his students at the University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resource Centre. However, the audio portions of the tour will take them to a new level, according to Hawley.
As opposed to straightforward facts about attractions throughout the village, Hawley said the hope is that Cooper and Nichol will treat the audio tours like a kind of fireside chat, casual and full of humour and interesting stories about the community that will appeal not only to visitors, but to locals as well, seeking to learn more about Brussels.
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