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Create a Festival

Context: You are a festival promoter for a specific tourist region in Ontario and the local businesses in your tourist region are suffering from lack of clients. Something needs to be done to bring more tourists into the area.

Design Brief: To design and create a festival.

Possible Solutions: List as many possible solutions as you can.

Design Constraints: The following are some constraints or limitations for this project:

1.       You may work in groups of two or you may work solo.

2.       The festival will run over three days.

3.       Mr. Ferguson will assign to you one of the twelve Ontario tourist regions to be responsible for.

4.       A large poster must be created to advertise your festival.

5.       A tri-fold pamphlet must be created to advertise your festival.

6.       Be creative. Find catch phrases to use.

7.       Include at a minimum the following information: dates, address/location, activities during festival, accommodations, food and beverage venue, pictures.

8.       “Sponsored by” and include your name(s) on posters. Include your name(s) on brochures.

9.       Discover the twelve tourist regions in Ontario and list the major cities and towns that are in the region assigned to you.

10.    Find out what festivals and events are occurring in your specific tourist region and what dates they occur on. Then, schedule the three days for your event so there are no conflicts with other venues. Also, you need to ensure that your festival is not too similar to an existing venue in your region.

11.    Present to class.

Detail Design: The following are the steps to designing and making your Project:

1.       Ensure that the work area is clear of hazardous materials (i.e., oil, gas, rags, wood, plastic, etc.)

2.       Develop your festival.

3.       Present this to the rest of the class and explain your choices.

4.       Clean-up your work area and put your tools away.

Materials: as required. Books, pamphlets, internet (www.ontournet.com is a good starting point), etc.

Commissioning: Were you successful in this project when you tried it out?

Evaluation: Did this project work as you expected it to?

Reflection: Did you enjoy this project? What were you most proud of? What would you do differently next time? Skills learned?