The Niagara Gateway Information Centre stands to serve all FOUR Corners of the Niagara Region and represent all 12 Municipalities.
Our mission is to educate, inform and showcase the beauty of the Niagara Region to incoming visitors, through our highly trained local guides.
The Niagara Gateway Information Centre was re-launched in May 2017 after securing a new lease in partnership with the Niagara Region and the Tourism Partnership of Niagara. Our Information Centre serves as a vital resource to our thousands of annual visitors who rely on our local guides to provide them with knowledgeable guidance as they explore all the Niagara Region has to offer.
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Brian Purdy has been honoured with the Finalist Award (2nd Place) in the category of 2019 TOURISM CHAMPION OF THE YEAR for his contributions to the Niagara Gateway Information Centre facility. Presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence gala event at Blue Mountain Resort on October 30, 2019.
He also received a Certificate of Congratulations from the Government of Ontario.
- Award winner of 114 national and international awards for creative and production including a GEMINI Award
- Half-Century Club of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters
- 2007 Golden Award – West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
- 2010 Grimsby Citizen of the Year
- 2010 Civic Achievement Award – Town of Grimsby
- 2010 Certificate of Congratulations – Government of Canada
- 2010 International Communitas Award
- 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2014 Civic Recognition Award – Town of Grimsby
- 2014 Civic Recognition Award – Niagara Region
- 2014 Certificate of Congratulations – Government of Canada
- 2015 Certificate of Appreciation – The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council
- 2016 Broadcast Award of Achievement (Gold) – Ontario Association of Broadcasters
- 2019 Tourism Champion of the Year – Finalist – Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
- Producer of 28 International Award winning videos for Town of Grimsby
- Received 16 International awards for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s fundraising video
- Received GEMINI Award for timelapse video of the building of SkyDome (Rogers Centre) in Toronto
- Owner of Omni Media Productions Limited since 1976.
- Video Producer
- Resident of St. Catharines
- Member of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
- Local to Niagara Region since 1974
- Professional narrator of commercial and documentaries
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- Niagara Regional Councillor (1991 – 2018)
- Served on the Niagara Tourism Council
- Former Board Member of Niagara Economic Development Corp.
- Former Chair of Greater Niagara Circle Route Steering Committee
- Former Chair of Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
- Member of Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Lakeshore
- Member of Professional Engineers of Ontario
- Member of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?
The Niagara Gateway Information Centre is now accepting volunteer and employment applications for our local guide position. Please forward a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org