Resorts of Ontario celebrated the tradition of resorting at a special Past President’s Tribute Dinner in September at Nottawasaga Inn Resort. Fifteen (15) Past Presidents were in attendance at this special dinner. The tribute was organized to honour the contribution of the Past Presidents over their terms of leadership. Resorts of Ontario’s roots began in 1942 during WW2, when rations were instituted, and vacationers still needed to be accommodated. The industry came together as a lobbying force to advocate for the resort sector of Ontario’s tourism industry. Through the years, each President has left their leadership stamp on the organization, taking the association on paths which facilitated growth for the industry. This celebration was also an opportunity to celebrate the tradition of resorting in Ontario. Today the association continues to represent resort hotels, resort lodges, country inns and cottage resorts. These properties provide a rich experience for families, couples and groups. Marketing has always been a key mandate for the organization, with quality, service and dependability being at the core of hospitality.