At 2:17 pm today a visitor from Toronto stopped by our City of Waterfalls website and made history by being the 100,000th person to visit our site.
The website went live May 19, 2008 and since then has grown at an incredible rate.
Each and every day people are coming from all over the world to our site, but ironically enough its the local visitors that are growing the fastest.
A year ago we had 50% traffic from Hamilton and the rest from outside, but that has now changed to a whopping 75% of traffic is now from outside Hamilton.
Each and every day we are on the streets spreading the word about Hamilton and its beautiful waterfalls, just last weekend we attended the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade and handed out 5,000 brochures and postcards to people along the route.
I need to thank the people whom have come out to make this the largest social movement the City has ever seen or experienced in its history, it is truly amazing and humbling to watch Hamiltonians go to all lengths to promote the City when we are at events, festivals and fairs, there is still a lot of work to do, and I look forward to reporting back to you when we reach the next milestone!!!
HAMILTON APPRECIATION DAY!!
On Friday, October 16, 2009 Chris Ecklund and the Hamilton City of Waterfalls will be hosting a customer appreciation event at Scotiabank, located at 12 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. We will be providing refreshments, information, and a waterfall-inspired cake. Scotiabank will be open from the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please stop by and celebrate with us! We look forward to seeing everyone there!!
The City of Waterfalls Bus is now on the road!
The City of Waterfalls Bus made its debut at the Winona Peach Festival on August 29, 2009. Heads turned and smiles erupted at the sight of the large, beautifully wrapped RV making its way through the Hamilton streets, toward the festival site. See the videos below: the day was windy, but the WOWs are still audible!
Mr. Ecklund intends to exhibit the bus at the multitude of fairs and festivals that take place annually throughout Ontario, and is looking into some cross-border events as well. The bus itself has been used at numerous community events already, and Mr. Ecklund welcomes any group that would like to use the bus at their event to give him a call.
The video playlist below begins with the City of Waterfalls bus being wrapped at Trimline, and then progresses to its August 29 debut at the Winona Peach Festival!