Destination Development Tourism Assessment (Part 1)

In June of 2007, a Community Tourism Assessment of Glenwood and Hill Spring was conducted. The assessment provides an unbiased overview of the community as seen by a visitor. (Roger Brookes International)

 

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Destination Development Tourism Assessment (Part 2)

Includes a review of local marketing efforts, signs, attractions, critical mass, retail mix, ease of getting around, customer service, visitor amenities such as parking and public wash rooms, overall appeal, and the community’s ability to attract overnight visitors. (Roger Brookes International)

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Glenwood Bed and Breakfast (B&B)

​Report developed by Medicine Hat College.

Within the community of Glenwood, there are currently no forms of accommodation other than camping. This negatively affects the Glenwood tourism sector as visitors without campers or tents are forced to keep travelling in order to find accommodation for the night. The lack of accommodation in Glenwood provides great opportunity for a Bed and Breakfast (B&B), as it suits the size of the village better than that of a motel or hotel. As the Village of Glenwood works to improve the offerings of the Village, accommodation will continuously be needed. By providing accommodation, visitors to the Village are more likely to spend more time in the Village, and in turn more dollars will be spent. 

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Glenwood Business Development Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2016, Medicine Hat College in partnership with Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) and the Glenwood Economic Development Society (EDS) conducted research and analysis for the purpose of assisting the Village of Glenwood, Alberta, to create awareness of their communities’ opportunities, attract new business, and support existing business by developing and implementing a comprehensive community business attraction strategy. Key deliverables for this project include a comprehensive business attraction plan for Glenwood, hands on Business Model Canvas training for Glenwood volunteers, as well as, certificates of completion from Medicine Hat College issued to all participants. 

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On March 15, 2017, the Glenwood and District Economic Development Society “Glenwood EDS” Board hosted a meeting with 22 community members to discuss and identify the community priorities for the Village of Glenwood. The session was facilitated by Leah Roedler, Community Development Officer, Alberta Culture and Tourism. This report captures an overview of the process as well as a summary of the results from the meeting.

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Glenwood Hops Company

Report developed by Medicine Hat College.

Glenwood Hops Co. will be the first large-scale hydroponic hops greenhouse facility in Canada. The development of this facility will serve breweries in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. By producing the hops with the use of hydroponics, the facility will not only cut costs of traditional soil production, but will decrease the facility’s environmental impact. Glenwood Hops Co will produce over 80,000 lbs of hops per harvest which will allow them to fill as needed and contract orders as well as supply internationally. 

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Glenwood Tourism Strategy Report

In the summer of 2016, Medicine Hat College in partnership with Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) and the Glenwood Economic Development Society (EDS) conducted research and analysis for the purpose of assisting the Village of Glenwood, Alberta, to create awareness of their communities’ opportunities, attract new business, and support existing business by developing and implementing a comprehensive community marketing strategy. 

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Glenwood Wild West Round-Up Mini Golf

Report developed by Medicine Hat College.

 

Wild West Round-Up Mini Golf will be the only mini golf course in Southwestern Alberta. The closest courses are in Fairmont (BC), Cranbrook (BC), Columbia Falls (MT) and Lethbridge (AB). This course is set to attract not only mini golfers from the surrounding towns (Pincher Creek, Cardston, Fort Macleod), but also provide an activity for the over 1000 surrounding seasonal campers. Wild West Round-Up Mini Golf is not only a fun and family-friendly activity, but an attraction to bring people to the Village. 

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Understanding Branding - Travel Alberta Report

On May 31, 2017, Travel Alberta met with 12 community members at the Glenwood Community Centre to discuss opportunities pertaining to the development of a community tourism brand. A community’s tourism brand is about how the community is perceived by potential visitors. This perception can be shaped by how the community communicates what it has to offer, and through the development of travel experiences that are authentic to what the community truly values. As such, a tourism brand can be a powerful tool to attract visitors, and grow the visitor economy. The goal of the session was to develop a common understanding of what a brand is, what it’s not, and collect thoughts regarding what makes Glenwood unique as a travel destination. Discussion included exploring travel experiences Glenwood can offer to visitors that other communities cannot, and why citizens of Glenwood are proud of the place they call home. The group provided an array of contributing ideas and feedback, and demonstrated a unique passionate regarding Glenwood as a place to live, work, and play. 

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The Integrated Community Sustainability Plan was prepared by the Village of Glenwood in 2011, under the direction of Council. It is the product of public input and strategic planning sessions. This document presents vision, descriptions, priorities, strategies, and implications that will help create our community’s future. 

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