iLove Nova Scotia contest winner Joerg Knoerchen is enjoying his grand prize vacation, and telling the world about it. Mr. Knoerchen arrived in Halifax late last week and is blogging on novascotia.com about his trip. Launched in July 2009, the iLove Nova Scotia contest generated great response from around the world as contestants submitted personal videos showcasing what they love most about the province. The winner of a $15,000 Nova Scotia vacation was selected through online voting. “We are thrilled to welcome Joerg to Nova Scotia,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “The province is using creative marketing opportunities like this to attract visitors from key markets to ensure our tourism industry continues to create good jobs and grow the economy.” Joerg and his wife Nicole, who live in Germany, worked with department staff to develop a Nova Scotia dream vacation customized to their likes and interests. The visit includes a wilderness experience in Annapolis Royal, a visit to Kejimkjik Seaside Adjunct and a tour of the Cabot Trail. “We are so excited to come to Nova Scotia and share our travel experiences with the world,” said Mr. Knoerchen. “I am constantly thinking about how to showcase the beauty of your picturesque province, its hospitality and the friendliness of the people.” Be sure to check out Joerg’s blog at www.novascotiablogs.com/content/i_love_ns/.