Carrousel Of The Nations Goes Social
There's a new, high-tech, tool to help you navigate the Carrousel of the Nations.
One of the city's oldest cultural events is partnering with one of it's newest companies.
"Sirved" is a technology firm that has indexed every restaurant menu in Canada and it well on the way to doing the same in the US.
Their "app" now has all the Carrousel Villages available.
Sirved co-founder and Vice President Kyle Brown says accessing the information is easy.
"What we're looking to do is bring new technology to one of the oldest running events in Windsor Essex County and hopefully attract more millennials. Our app actually acts as a companion app, we've indexed every single village and there's 15 villages, so you type in hashtag C-O-T-N"
Brown says there's more on their app than just the menu.
"Directions, the actual location, there's a map view even so you can type in hashtag C-OT-N and click map on the app and it'll show you a panned out view of every single village and it's location so you can actually plan yourself a route for the day"
Multicultural Council President Patricia Reid-Crichton sees it as a way to attract younger people.
Multicultural Council President Patricia Reid-Crichton, June 11, 2018 (by AM800's Peter Langille)
"What we are trying to do is I guess provide a service for younger people to access what they're familiar with. Their tool in their life is their phone and they're able to access everything in the city and the community, so now we're on board with that"
The Sirved app can be downloaded to your device from the App Store.