The week of April 15th to 19th is Tourism Week across the country, including here in Saskatchewan. The tourism industry is vital to communities throughout the province, bringing in a total of more than $2.4 billion, while also employing more than 70,000 people.  

The industry is also important for Weyburn. as it has a big impact on the community’s economy.  

“Anyone that comes in that is either purchasing things from our businesses or staying at the hotels, eating at restaurants, etc. That always brings in more economic development,” explained Monica Osborn.  

For Weyburn Tourism, the past year has been a busy one. The “Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown” wrapped up last September, and it was followed up with the launch of the “What’s Up, Weyburn” campaign.  

“It’s been really well received, and people are really excited about it,” Osborn said. “In our office, we’re really excited to continue promoting Weyburn, and all that we do have to offer.” 

Osborn also confirmed the “Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown” will be back again this year, with an anticipated launch date around the Victoria Day long weekend in May. There are also a few other programs that are in the works, but those details aren’t going to be released just yet.  

“We just want to make sure that our community members are continuing to be our ambassadors for our community, and promoting tourism in Weyburn.”