SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER, ON – September 14, 2020- As part of the on-going pandemic and keeping with social distancing guidelines, Chiefswood Park, a sub-department of the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC), is hosting a VIRTUAL Launch Event on Tuesday September 22 to re-introduce you to Chiefswood Park and feature the completed cabin accommodations.The virtual launch event will be streamed live via the SNGRDC YouTube Channel beginning at 11:30am. Attendees will hear from various presenters over the course of the 30-minute virtual event. During the live stream, viewers will be provided with a brief overview of the park and its amenities, get to see a time lapse progression video of the build, and will be provided with an exclusive look at the inside design and features of the cabins.“We are excited to safely showcase the Cabins to our community and encourage everyone to join us live on September 22 from the comfort of their homes,” Said Spring Sault, Chiefswood Park Manager.
The fifteen cabin accommodations were designed to match authentic local culture and history while providing a rustic, yet modern stay. The cabins will be able to house one to eight guests depending on the size. The larger cabin is 594 square feet, and the
smaller studio style cabin is 342 square feet. Both cabin styles will include a covered porch, private bathroom, master bedroom, living space, kitchenette and loft area. Two of the cabins are wheelchair accessible.
The revitalization of Chiefswood Park began in August 2018. In the original plans twenty cabins were proposed, and only fifteen were built due to a discovery of artifacts on the property. After working together with Six Nations Lands & Resources and Fischer Archeology, the site was properly cleared of the artifacts for safe keeping. All fifteen Cottage Accommodations were constructed by local community members of the Projects & Property Management Division of SNGRDC. The construction of the site and was completed in November 2019 and overnight rentals began in September 2020.
In addition to the virtual launch event, Chiefswood Park is offering a special contest to encourage viewers to join them live. Staff will be giving away a one-night stay in a large cabin. To be eligible, participants must share the facebook post, and tag three friends within the comments. The deadline to participate is September 21, 2020 and the winner will be announced during the virtual launch event. For your chance to win visit the Chiefswood Park Facebook Page.
For more information visit www.chiefswoodpark.ca or contact (519) 752-3969
About Chiefswood Park:
Chiefswood Park is a gateway to a heritage destination that offers a variety of product experiences aiming to teach guests about authentic Haudenosaunee culture. Beautiful, cozy, cottage accommodations inspired by the era of the 1860’s ties the park in with Chiefswood National Historic Site located on the adjacent property. Geographically located just outside the Greater Golden Horseshow, Chiefswood Park is nestled along the Grand River- a Canadian Heritage River- which is synonymous with the rich history of the Six Nations and located within one of the last remaining Carolinian forests. For more information visit www.chiefswoodpark.ca
Spring Sault, Chiefswood Park Manager
[email protected] |(519) 752-3969 | www.chiefswoodpark.ca
About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and directly employs over 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information please visit www.sndevcorp.ca
Jessica Hunt, Public Relations Specialist
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
[email protected] |519-753-1950 Ext. 6423 | www.sndevcorp.ca