Esprit Rafting hosting TV show Tuesday
The Daily Observer is reporting that the Pontiac County will receive a nation-wide audience when Esprit Rafting is featured on the popular CBC show “The Big Decision” this fall.
Taping for the episode will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 7 when Esprit accepts the reality show’s challenge to host an event emphasizing its role in the community and its ability to rally and network people together.
Arlene Dickinson, investor, entrepreneur and marketing expert, will host the show during the community party being held between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Esprit Rafting in Davidson, Quebec.
“There’s something for everybody,” said Julie Bertrand, food, beverage and hospitality manager for Esprit Rafting, adding “It’s going to be a huge community event.”
This event will be open to the public and will include a free corn roast, a mini-trade fair featuring area artisans, local entertainers, and a tribute to the Ottawa Valley that links the glorious past of the lumber companies with the modern-day rafting industry. Organizers hope they can attract 1,000 people in order to make the event a success. It’s all part of Esprit Rafting’s goal to convince their “Big Decision” judges that they have not only played a major role in their community, but have raised its profile.
The tourist operation is among 12 Canadian businesses in contention for an investment of $250,000 by Ms. Dickinson. The series, which debuted in March, features either Ms. Dickinson or co-host Jim Treliving evaluating two businesses and deciding whether to fund one, both, or neither.