From an industrial city to clean, green

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Photographer Joseph Hollick has received VIA Rail Canada’s Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2009 National Awards for Tourism

Excellence. Hollick was honoured for his work in locating, photographing and promoting Hamilton's waterfalls and for changing the public’s perception of Hamilton. “I was extremely honoured to be selected as the winner of the national tourism award, mainly because it showcases to all of Canada that the image of Hamilton is changing from an industrial city to a green and clean city now known as ‘The City of Waterfalls,’” said Hollick.

The ceremony took place in Saint John, N. B., and was attended by 400 members of the national tourism industry.

Since 2000, Hollick has located, discovered, documented and photographed all of Hamilton's waterfalls and cascades. He discovered about 30 of these waterfalls and actually named about 35. Hollick has produced and distributed three posters which depict the waterfalls and promote Hamilton as the City of Waterfalls.

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He also lectures, writes, conducts tours and provides information on Hamilton's waterfalls to various groups and for numerous websites and books, all to change Hamilton's image and to bring awareness of these unique natural gems.

“Joe’s win is much deserved and Hamilton’s entire tourism industry owes him gratitude for the tireless work he has done to profile Hamilton’s great outdoor visitor experience,” said David Adames, Tourism Hamilton’s executive director.

Steve Miazga, Hamilton Conservation Authority’s chief administrative officer, said the win is a “fabulous way” to recognize Hollick’s great work on behalf of the community.

“His efforts truly demonstrate the abundance of natural beauty we have in Hamilton,” said Mr. Miazga.

The National Awards for Tourism Excellence are presented by The Globe and Mail and were developed in 2003 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize and foster Canadian tourism excellence. The awards allow Canada’s tourism industry to recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada.

From an industrial city to clean, green

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Photographer Joseph Hollick has received VIA Rail Canada’s Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2009 National Awards for Tourism

Excellence. Hollick was honoured for his work in locating, photographing and promoting Hamilton's waterfalls and for changing the public’s perception of Hamilton. “I was extremely honoured to be selected as the winner of the national tourism award, mainly because it showcases to all of Canada that the image of Hamilton is changing from an industrial city to a green and clean city now known as ‘The City of Waterfalls,’” said Hollick.

The ceremony took place in Saint John, N. B., and was attended by 400 members of the national tourism industry.

Since 2000, Hollick has located, discovered, documented and photographed all of Hamilton's waterfalls and cascades. He discovered about 30 of these waterfalls and actually named about 35. Hollick has produced and distributed three posters which depict the waterfalls and promote Hamilton as the City of Waterfalls.

Change image

He also lectures, writes, conducts tours and provides information on Hamilton's waterfalls to various groups and for numerous websites and books, all to change Hamilton's image and to bring awareness of these unique natural gems.

“Joe’s win is much deserved and Hamilton’s entire tourism industry owes him gratitude for the tireless work he has done to profile Hamilton’s great outdoor visitor experience,” said David Adames, Tourism Hamilton’s executive director.

Steve Miazga, Hamilton Conservation Authority’s chief administrative officer, said the win is a “fabulous way” to recognize Hollick’s great work on behalf of the community.

“His efforts truly demonstrate the abundance of natural beauty we have in Hamilton,” said Mr. Miazga.

The National Awards for Tourism Excellence are presented by The Globe and Mail and were developed in 2003 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize and foster Canadian tourism excellence. The awards allow Canada’s tourism industry to recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada.

From an industrial city to clean, green

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Photographer Joseph Hollick has received VIA Rail Canada’s Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2009 National Awards for Tourism

Excellence. Hollick was honoured for his work in locating, photographing and promoting Hamilton's waterfalls and for changing the public’s perception of Hamilton. “I was extremely honoured to be selected as the winner of the national tourism award, mainly because it showcases to all of Canada that the image of Hamilton is changing from an industrial city to a green and clean city now known as ‘The City of Waterfalls,’” said Hollick.

The ceremony took place in Saint John, N. B., and was attended by 400 members of the national tourism industry.

Since 2000, Hollick has located, discovered, documented and photographed all of Hamilton's waterfalls and cascades. He discovered about 30 of these waterfalls and actually named about 35. Hollick has produced and distributed three posters which depict the waterfalls and promote Hamilton as the City of Waterfalls.

Change image

He also lectures, writes, conducts tours and provides information on Hamilton's waterfalls to various groups and for numerous websites and books, all to change Hamilton's image and to bring awareness of these unique natural gems.

“Joe’s win is much deserved and Hamilton’s entire tourism industry owes him gratitude for the tireless work he has done to profile Hamilton’s great outdoor visitor experience,” said David Adames, Tourism Hamilton’s executive director.

Steve Miazga, Hamilton Conservation Authority’s chief administrative officer, said the win is a “fabulous way” to recognize Hollick’s great work on behalf of the community.

“His efforts truly demonstrate the abundance of natural beauty we have in Hamilton,” said Mr. Miazga.

The National Awards for Tourism Excellence are presented by The Globe and Mail and were developed in 2003 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize and foster Canadian tourism excellence. The awards allow Canada’s tourism industry to recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada.