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Waterparks : Great Wolf Lodge receives Canada’s Top New Business of the Year award

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Niagara Falls Great Wolf Lodge (GWL) is this year’s recipient of the Delta Hotels & Resorts New Business of the Year Award which is presented by the Tourism Industry of Canada and sponsored by the Globe and Mail. The award, presented at the National Awards for Tourism Excellence ceremony in Quebec is presented to a business whose ingenuity, hard work and perseverance had a successful impact on the tourism sector.

GWL has been recognized in the past as a strong leader in the Niagara Tourism Industry, winning the Economic Impact Award in recognition of significant contributions to the overall economic development of Niagara Falls and the Best Interactive Marketing Campaign by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership in 2007.

“The Great Wolf Lodge is honored to accept the award for Best New Business of the Year Award, ” said Keith Simmonds, General Manager of GWL. “We are proud of our dynamic products and services as we follow our mission statement of creating family traditions, one family at a time. These traditions not only provide endless fun in the Lodge, but also promote the wealth of Niagara’s activities and attractions.”

GWL goes above and beyond their guest’s expectations by providing exceptional service and endless event options. With the five-storey grand living room, themed kid’s suites and the new Scoops Kid Spa featuring ice cream themed manicures and pedicures, GWL has been well received by families and businesses.

GWL is also committed to the community through its involvement in several different charities and fundraisers; Sleep Cheap for Project SHARE, the Walk for Water and raising more than $20, 000 for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. In addition, GWL is committed to conserving its natural resources through a special committee – “Project GreenWolf” by educating and establishing green traditions for guests and their families.

Experience the value and fun while having a “Great Wolf stay” at the Lodge!

About Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Great Wolf Lodge (greatwolf.com) Niagara Falls, Canada, is owned by Ripley’s Niagara Water Park Resort, L.P., a Jim Pattison Group company, through a license from Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

Great Wolf Lodge captures the adventure and the intrigue of the Northwoods with nature-inspired accommodations, multiple family-themed restaurants, an Aveda® concept spa, an arcade with over 100 games and an interactive miniature golf course. Measuring more than 100, 000 square feet with 2.5 million litres of water, the indoor waterpark complex includes 13 waterslides, three pools, two whirlpools, a large outdoor heated spa experience, a giant wavepool, a 500, 000 litre lazy river, a 4, 000 litre tipping bucket and more.

See also: Great Wolf Resorts Announces New CEO
Great Wolf Resorts Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
Great Wolf Announces Promotion of Kimberly Schaefer to President & COO

About Ripley Entertainment, Inc.

Ripley Entertainment Inc. is a leading global attractions company with annual attendance of more than 13 million guests. In addition to its 73 attractions in 12 countries, the Orlando-based company has publishing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the globally syndicated Believe it or Not! television show, best selling books, and the popular syndicated comic strip. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately owned company in Canada.

See also: Ripley Entertainment Continues Aggressive Worldwide Expansion
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Contacts
:
Shannon Allen, Great Wolf Lodge, 905-353-5602. allen@ripleys.com
Jessica Culp    Fleishman-Hillard Canada    416-645-3664    Jessica.culp@fleishman.ca

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