Dufferin County Creates Video Series Telling Visitors "Don't Be Like That"

Jul 19th, 2021
By rwhelan

The County of Dufferin’s Development and Tourism department has launched a new campaign aimed at educating locals and visitors alike to be on their best behaviour when exploring the Dufferin County region.

The 5-part short video series, entitled “Don’t Be Like That,” features Dufferin County locals enduring unruly behaviours from guests in a variety of situations—from trespassers on a sheep farm and litterers to anti-maskers and roadside squatters. The core message of each video reminds folks to be kind, leave no trace, respect safety protocols, plan ahead before visiting, and to stay on the beaten path.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback from local business owners, farmers and staff that some folks seem to forget their manners when shopping, dining and experiencing beautiful Dufferin County,” says Terrilyn Kunopaski, Manager of Tourism. “And we get it—it’s great to finally be entering Stage 3. But it’s also important to remember that the people who live and work here deserve respect, consideration and to feel safe in their own home.

“We hope this video series serves as a lighthearted reminder to everyone everywhere that while Dufferin County is meant to be enjoyed, our actions as individuals have an impact on both place and people.”

The “Don’t Be Like That” series was shot across Dufferin County, and features local businesses and their owners, including Chantel Ramnanan of 10 and 10 Garden Centre in Mono, Sandra Koufie of AfroFusion Market in Orangeville, Mike Beattie of Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen in Orangeville, Tyrell Harris of OOFII in Shelburne, and Dianne Orr of D&D farms in Grand Valley.

The series can be found on Dufferin County’s inDufferin Youtube channel, and on its Instagram and Facebook pages.