mars 29, 2010
Ron Pradinuk is the owner of the Journeys Travel Supercenter in Winnipeg. His store is very well known for its extensive selection of quality travel items such as suitcases, travel bags, and Ron's favorite - Tilly hats & socks! Ron is also very active in the media, having a regular column in the travel section of the Winnipeg Free Press, and also hosting a weekly radio show on Winnipeg's biggest radio station, CJOB 68. We had the pleasure to host Ron and his son-in-law at Aikens Lake last summer. This week, Pit was a guest on Ron's show. For about 15 minutes, they chatted about the "Aikens Experience". Ron was a great ambassador for the lodge, using his own personal experiences to highlight how much of a special place Aikens Lake is! They also chatted about the history of Aikens, as well as Aikens's knack for finding a lot of its business from North of the border. We are well known within Manitoba and Canada as a world-class destination and our 50/50 split of Canadian vs. US customers reflects that fact. The airtime on the radio was also an opportunity to promote our upcoming shorelunches in Manitoba (April 8th in Brandon, April 15th in Winnipeg - more on those in a new story later this week). You can listen to the interview at CJOB's website. Search for the audio vault and tune in to 12:30 on Sunday, March 28th. It will be available until the end of April. Ron has also written a story for the Free Press that should be printed in the coming month. We will make sure to link that story here on our newsletter when it is printed. Thanks Ron for your help in promoting Aikens within our great home province of Manitoba! We look forward to hosting you at the lodge again someday.