Winnipeg social media influencer Natalie Bell – aka PegCityLovely – spent a day in Selkirk last week and created a whole lot of buzz for the community. And more importantly, she was very impressed with Selkirk and wants to come back again and again.
PegCityLovely has more than 24,000 Instagram followers from around the world, and lots of them sat up and noticed Selkirk last week.
“I have received multiple messages that were so endearing from people who grew up in Selkirk, people who just moved back, and people who had no idea about some of the things I was sharing. And lots of folks who live in Selkirk are so proud of their city. It was a win for all,” Bell said.
Bell’s captivating stories and updates have already started generating buzz and excitement, said Melissa Van Soelen, Manager of the Interlake Tourism Association
“The engaging content she created during her time here beautifully captured the essence of Selkirk – its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and warm-hearted community. She really showcased Selkirk’s beauty but also underscored the importance of community and connection,” Van Soelen said.
For the City of Selkirk, it’s realizing the efforts and benefits of downtown revitalization -supporting not only the local businesses but also providing a safe and accessible place for tourists and citizens to enjoy and be proud of, said Manager of Citizen Engagement Vanessa Figus.
“We’re so glad that Natalie spent hours walking through our downtown from Wishme to the Marine Museum along our beautifully revitalized Eveline Street with new park benches and flowers. It was the perfect time for her visit Selkirk,” Figus added.
Bell said she hopes to come back soon. In the meantime, you can find her on Instagram @pegcitylovey where you can look up the Selkirk 1 and Selkirk 2 postings.
PHOTO: Natalie Bell, always with her phone/camera in hand, soaks up the sun and history at one of Selkirk’s historic properties Colcleugh House which is home to the Hook&Tassel guest house.