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NorthPark Launches Canada Appreciation Month Promotion, Question Mark Exclamation Point


This email just hit a few of our desks at 750 N. St. Paul Street, and we thought we’d share:

In recognizing  the economic significance of the Canadian leisure traveler to Texas, NorthPark Center, North Texas’ premier shopping destination, is pleased to present Canada Appreciation Month in February.   NorthPark Center kicks off Canada Appreciation Month with a special event on Friday, February 1 at 10 am with remarks by Frank Carrico, Commercial Consul with the U.S. Consulate General, luxury fashions from NorthPark Center, performances by international disco legend France Joli of Canada, and the raising of the Canadian flag in SouthCourt, located between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s.

Each year, more than 400,000 Canadian travelers travel to the Dallas / Fort Worth region, and generate almost $350 million in visitor spending. Canadians represent the second most popular International visitor to Texas, and that number has been steadily increasing every year.

Zac, Michael J., and I thought about the last part – $350 million, almost $1 million a day – for a few minutes, and came up with a few ways that number could possibly be true:

1. it counts every flight from Canada into DFW, including layovers
2. Michael J. Fox just spent all that Spin City money here
3. Crown Royal sales are included
4. something about hockey