PICTOU – There are some things money can’t buy. The promotion Pictou County got from CTV’s Breakfast Television Toronto Thursday is one of them.
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Breakfast Television Toronto’s Jennifer Valentyne is pictured here broadcasting live from Pictou Thursday morning.
The Pictou waterfront was broadcast into the homes of Toronto Thursday morning as the Breakfast Television arrived in the Shiretown to share a bit about the region with viewers in Ontario.
In addition to the live broadcast from the waterfront and the Northumberland Fisheries museum, there were recorded sections of other attractions nearby, including Anchors Away Zip Line. The show’s cooking segment featured Alain Bosse, also known as The Kilted Chef, the Maritimes culinary ambassador. The Heatherbells performed and town crier St. Clair Prest also gave some historical input.
“It was absolutely incredible,” said DEANS chairperson Anne Emmett, who also owns the Braeside Inn in Pictou. “We would never ever be able to match the coverage we got from that. We are already hearing back from people now in Tornoto who saw and enjoyed it.”
While the crowd who showed up for the show wasn’t as big as she might have liked, Emmett said those present were very enthusiastic.
One of the show’s hosts, Jennifer Valentyne, was great and took time to talk to everyone as well as pose for pictures, Emmett said.
She said she hopes that the show might encourage some people in Ontario to come to Pictou County and remind those here about what is available.
Check out a clip from Pictou here.