County police focus on bike, pedestrian safety this week

Prince William County police will be enforcing pedestrian and bicycle safety during a “Street Smart” campaign, beginning Monday.

Officers will focus on vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle violations that contribute to crashes, including speeding, running red lights and stop signs, failing to use headlights and not yielding the right of way to pedestrians.

For information, call 703-792-7254 or visit .

N.Va. consortium seeks
to attract Canadian tourists

The Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium, with a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, recently launched the Northern Virginia Canadian Marketing Campaign to draw Canadian tourists to the region.

The consortium — made up of Discover Prince William & Manassas, the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association, Arlington Convention & Visitors Service, Visit Fairfax and Visit Loudoun — promotes tourism to Northern Virginia.

The three-year campaign, led by marketing agency BCF, will include photos, videos and multimedia ads promoting Northern Virginia’s history, wine country, shops and outdoor recreation.

“Virginia receives more international travelers from Canada than any other country, and this funding will assist Northern Virginia in creating a stronger brand identity to better attract visitors from Canada,” consortium President Ann Marie Maher said. “Tourists don’t know jurisdiction boundaries. So by working collaboratively, we can pull resources and offer a stronger product to visitors.”

3 NVCC honors students win ExxonMobil scholarships

Christine Alford of Bristow, Dawn Boyd of Haymarket and Diego Placido of Manassas, all members of Northern Virginia Community College’s honors program, were each awarded a $250 ExxonMobil scholarship during a ceremony at the Manassas campus.

Students enrolled in the honors program are eligible for the scholarships, which are given based on professor recommendations, campus and community activities, grades and an essay.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane