The History Check Project & its Social Enterprise Goals

Understanding the concept of the History Check© project will help you understand why the initiative is important to all  organizations across Alberta.

Originally developed through a nonprofit society, History Check© was originally intended as a heritage app. The goal was to encourage historical societies and historians across the province to add their local information and keywords. The end result would be a single map based app that could be used to engage people in Alberta’s history and be used as a research tool.

It became apparent that the same goal could be applied to rural Alberta tourism using the same site design. Impact Tourism© was formed by co-creators Sheila Willis and Scott Astle and the nonprofit released History Check© was released to them to ensure success as a Heritage & Travel Companion app.

Sheila and Scott have stayed true to the initial social enterprise goals. The return on investment for small community tourism promotion is not always feasible. To support all small and rural businesses along with nonprofit societies Impact Tourism© offers:

  • Free site listings to all businesses and nonprofits.
  • Low-cost keywords for businesses, and complimentary keywords to non-profits.
  • Free logo branding at the “place of business” for nonprofit societies.
  • A no charge mobile app for heritage societies to preserve and promote local heritage sites and stories.
  • Partnerships with governing bodies, economic development and tourism marketing groups for a cost effective alternative for app development.
  • Collaboration with historical societies to share the historical sites and stories of their region.

In combination, all of these factors create an environment where multiple partners work together to enhance each others online presence. As a major partner, you will have vested interest in promoting all attractions, services and businesses in your area. By deciding to include your regional sites you will enhance the listings of all others in your area.

Collaboration In Tourism

Our team at Impact Tourism strives to stimulate, enhance, and broaden awareness of Alberta heritage and tourism opportunities within our communities through Collaborative Initiatives in Heritage Tourism .

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Sheila WillisProjects Manager
Sheila Willis lives in Smith Alberta, a small hamlet in the Lesser Slave Lake region, where she is known as the local historian and the History Housewife from the Bush.

Sheila felt the need to preserve and promote local and regional history and as a natural born solution seeker and problem solver, she rose to the challenge and developed the concept for the History Check mobile app.

As a rural Albertan it was a natural extension to include attractions and services for the economic opportunity History Check afforded other small communities.

Prior to History Check, Sheila organized Alberta’s first geocaching tour, complete with a guide including 100 local stories she wrote on local history.

Among her speaking engagements, she has presented history & trapping information to various school classes and other larger groups. She also offers rustic women’s retreat on her acreage.

The History Check experience has taught Sheila a multitude of new skill sets and she has risen to the challenge of each while bringing History Check to life.

She has taken a fledgling idea to an Alberta wide initaitve that that has earned 3 provincial awards, has been shortlisted for a Governor General’s award, and has been an inspiration for many.

Project Management 89
Historical Research 96%
Guest Speaker 86%
Services Marketing 91
Scott AstleTechnologies Consultant
Scott Astle has been on the forefront of Internet technologies integration for businesses for two decades. Helping clients realize their conceptual visions into functioning user interfaces, websites, and online presences.
Web Design 89%
App Development 95%
SEO Consulting 96
Tourism Consulting 85

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