Local Entrepreneur Wins International Travel Award



Redwing Institute Named Most “Unique Experience of the Year” by the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards

Toronto, Canada: May 26, 2016 – Recognized and celebrated for excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry, Redwing Institute is pleased to announce that it’s Culture & Nature Discovery Walk has recently been awarded the “Unique Experience of the Year” for Toronto, Ontario, Canada by the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2016.

Redwing Institute’s Culture & Nature Discovery Walk won based on its exclusive, intimate, signature experience that honours Ontario’s Indigenous culture, including their way of life, customs, beliefs and values that kept them healthy and thriving for 10,000 years. Guests have the unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Toronto’s First Nations people, awaking all the senses – taste, touch, smell, sound and sight through food, music, sacred plants and the breath-taking natural beauty of the Humber River Valley.

“We are thrilled to accept this prestigious award,” says Lisa Gervais, Founder of Redwing Institute. “Most guests comment ‘I didn’t even know this was here’ and that is what we are about, “discovery” — discovery of an amazing culture and way of life, of the natural beauty of the Humber River Valley and of one’s self. We take great pride in providing our guests with a memorable, fully-immersive journey that imparts key cultural teachings that can be incorporate into each of our lives for greater well-being, happiness and success.”

The Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement and pays tribute to outstanding holiday & tour specialists that have excelled in the industry. Winners for this award are chosen after rigorous assessment criteria identifying the very best in the region carried out by trusted professionals of The Luxury Travel Guide.

Good for You and Good for Toronto’s Indigenous Women
When you choose to participate in a Redwing Institute Culture & Nature Discovery Walk, not only are you enhancing your own life, but you are also positively impacting the lives of Indigenous women living in Toronto.

A portion of your fee is used to fund a skills development program for Indigenous women through our partnership with the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto. Learn more about the partnership.

“Being recognized as the “Unique Experience of the Year for Toronto, Ontario in 2016” reaffirms Redwing Institute’s commitment to setting exceptional standards for luxury travel in Canada,” says Lisa.

“Achieving this level of excellence is a true testament to Redwing Institute’s consistent warm and genuine program delivery, impeccable attention to detail and outstanding guest experience.” says Carolina Avaria, President, Les Clefs d’Or Canada. “The professional concierge association agrees, this Discovery Walk is ideal for guests visiting Toronto who want an intimate, exclusive experience.”

About Redwing Institute
Redwing Institute is an outdoor experiential learning organization, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The programs are based in nature and grounded in the science of positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing & well-being, focused on our strengths and what’s right about us. Learn more at www.redwinginstitute.com. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Luxury Travel Awards
The Luxury Travel Awards recognize and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry in Europe, The Americas, Asia & Australasia, and Africa & Middle East. Our team of experts has scoured the globe and traveled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies. Learn more at http://www.corporatelivewire.com/luxury/ .

About Les Clefs d’Or Canada
Les Clefs d’Or is a society of Hotel Concierge whose aim as an organization is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between their members and to provide mutual assistance in order to better serve their valued guests.

Canada was accepted as a National section into the International Association known as the Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels (UICH) as the 18th country in 1976, and since then the association has grown to encompass over 44 countries and over 3,700 members. Learn more at www.lesclefsdorcanada.org .

For more information on Redwing Institute’s programs or to book an interview please contact pr@redwinginstitute.com, Telephone: 416-894-9622