Lindsay Chamber of Commerce hires summer tourism ambassadors

By Lindsay Advocate

Summer students Rachel Love and Darren Jaglall have been busy promoting Chamber events. Photo: Sienna Frost.

Thanks to a grant from the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Lindsay + District Chamber of Commerce was able to hire two tourism ambassadors this summer.

The summer students — Rachel Love and Darren Jaglall — are easy to spot in their bright green T-shirts. The ambassadors are responsible for putting together visitor information packages that will be handed out all summer. A survey done for our tourism region identified that people will not be travelling far this summer, so there should be lots of regional travel occurring.

“Everyone is super friendly and welcoming,” says Jaglall, who had some experience in a similar role in Port Perry.

Jaglall was impressed at the diversity of businesses he’s seen locally. “I hadn’t spent a whole lot of time in downtown Lindsay prior to working here and was very surprised by the number of shops downtown.”

Love, who comes from the Oakwood area, says, “Lindsay is a lot bigger than I thought.”

In addition to their work during the week, the students are responsible for running a visitor information kiosk on the weekends at 190 Kent St. W. by the library. They also manage the chamber’s social media channels on the weekends.

In addition to providing enhanced tourism information and experiences for visitors, the tourism ambassadors are the administrators for the chamber’s COVID Rapid Testing Program through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the province. Any business in Kawartha Lakes can acquire the tests from the Lindsay Chamber. To learn more, visit

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