Pioneer: a person who is among the first to develop a new area of knowledge or activity.
It is the great pioneers of our Canadian past who paved the path to cottage country, and thanks to their trailblazing ways we still get to go to bed in the bush. While times have modernized – we no longer use flint to build campfires – the close relationship between pioneers and cottage country remains. As such, we dreamed up Cottage Confidential, a behind-the-scenes look at modern-day pioneers and their cultural connection to cottage country. Cottage country is more than a travel destination: it is deeply embedded in Canadian culture and its societal significance makes it a great topic for conversation.
When selecting our first subject, it was a no-brainer that we would track down Rose Reisman. Rose is a pioneering businesswoman who holds a special place in the Canadian community, and when it comes to cottage life, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge.