Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter   |  Jan-Feb 2017




In this month's newsletter...


Upcoming February-March Events

Permit Palooza

Non-Profit Groups Eligible to Apply for Local Transit and Transportation Grant

WestJet Launched Service

Monthly Tourism Marketing Partnership Meetings









Canada Summer Games Website & Pase 2

Other Bid Proposals

Cultural Spotlight - Tara Proctor

Industry Consultation Opportunities

December Labour Force Survey



Upcoming Events:



January 20 – March 31 – Science North Escape Room

February 1 – March 1 – Artists on Elgin presents Expressions of Joy by Anita Bunt

February 9 – 12 – Walden Winter Carnival

February 9 – 25 – Theatre Cambrian presents Sister Act

February 10 – Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Gavin Crawford: Friend Like #Me

February 10 – Science North presents Nightlife on the Rocks

February 11 – Hot Skate Night at Queen’s Athletic Field

February 11 – Jazz Benefit Concert - Emilie-Claire Barlow

February 11 – Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents A Little Night Music

February 12 – Glama Gal Tween Spa presents Sweet Heart Valentine’s Brunch 

February 16 – March 5 – Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Moose on the Loose


February 18 - Northern Lights Festival Boreal Presents Ben Sures LIVE


February 19 – Friends and family Ice Fishing Day at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area


March 2 –5 – Northern Sports Industry Conference


March 3 – 5 – Sudbury Home Show


March 4 – Dynamic Earth Presents UnEARTHed


March 5 – 2017 – Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run


March 10 – 11 – Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival 2017


March 13 – 15 – March Break Dash at Dynamic Earth


March 13 – 17 – March Break Madness at Science North 




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What's New





Permit Palooza


Join us March 1, 2017, and get ahead of the busy events season and apply for your special events permits..... Read more




City of Greater Sudbury Announces:


Non-Profit Groups Eligible to Apply for Local Transit and Transportation Grant


Greater Sudbury Transit offers financial support to eligible not-for-profit, charitable and community

groups in need of transportation to a single local event or program.  Read more...


On Friday February 3, WestJet launched service between the Greater Sudbury Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport. The service will be offered by Westjet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, which operates a 78 seat Bombardier Q400 and will begin service with one daily round trip flight and increased service to three daily flights in May 2017.







Tourism staff assisted with and sponsored the Television production called À fond de train which aired its 60th episode, filmed in Sudbury, on February 4th. The show is targeted at youth and young families. Read more....


This month staff are working with two film productions shooting in Sudbury. Grim Trigger is a feature film by local producer Jason Jallet. Producer Mark Montefiore, has returned to host the third season of Letterkenny in Sudbury after having seen great success with the first two seasons here.


Cardinal, a series shot in Sudbury in winter 2016, premiered on CTV on January 25th. CTV also featured interviews with cast, crew and producers who spoke about the benefits Sudbury offers as a film destination.  




Post Culinary Tourism Forum Update


Tourism staff hosted a Culinary Tourism Forum on Tuesday January 24th at Collège Boréal. Supported by Tourism Northern Ontario as a part of their Forums ... Read more....









Monthly Tourism Marketing Partnership Meetings:




We have changed how we do our monthly meetings. We are now focusing the meetings on specific topics pertaining to marketing plans and campaign implementation for our key markets. Click here for the planned 2017 meeting schedule.





February's meeting focused on Sporting Event Attraction and Planning, and was held at Countryside Arena on February 9th.


The next monthly meeting is scheduled for March 9th and will focus on Sudbury's Media Profile - Owned vs. Earned and Value of Travel Media. Venue to be determined.


Meetings, Conventions & Sports





Greater Sudbury's 2021 Canada Summer Games Bid Opportunity


We would encourage those who are interested to share the link with their networks in order to help us gain a better understanding of public support. and











Phase 2 of the Greater Sudbury Bid for the 2021 Canada Summer Games has been submitted and received by the Canada Games Council (CGC). Read more....


Crucial next step in the preparation for the CGC Bid Evaluation Committee for their official visit on Monday, February 27.  Read more...


Other Bid Proposals


A letter of intent to host has been submitted for the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) conference 2018-2020, and staff have confirmed the 2017 Canaqua Sudbury SwimRun Challenge as a new event for Greater Sudbury.


Closing the 2016 year, Tourism Staff have secured and/or coordinated future events that will bring in more than 2,000 delegates, generating close to 4,000 hotel room nights and producing a potential of more than $1,000,000 in projected economic impact.  These numbers are based on 2013 data prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.





Cultural Spotlight




Artists on Elgin’s “New Emerging Artist”...


Tara Proctor


Artists on Elgin’s “New Emerging Artist” Tara Proctor faced a great health scare in 2014. With many tough days ahead of her, she found beauty in many things in life which led her to a new found passion - creating, drawing, photographing...



Regional/Provincial Tourism News


Industry Consultation Opportunities 


The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is undertaking a series of public consultations with respect to the Travel Industry Act in Ontario.








Tourism Partner Meetings Archive


Latest meeting presentation:  Dec. 1, 2016


View previous meeting presentations:


Oct. 6, 2016 July 7, 2016 Apr. 7, 2016
Sept. 1, 2016 June 2, 2016 Mar. 3, 2016
Aug. 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 Feb. 4, 2016




December Labour 

Force Survey


The December Labour Force Survey was released recently. Greater Sudbury's unemployment rate increased to 8.1%, up from 7.5% in November. There were 1200 jobs lost, decreasing the number of people employed in our city to 82,700. The participation rate is 64.1%.


The unemployment rate for Ontario increased slightly to 6.4% (up from 6.3% in November). Canada's unemployment rate increased to 6.9% (up from 6.8% in November).


For more statistical information and summary updates 
View GSDC Dashboard >>





Industry Partner Web Links


Visit our Industry Partner page for links to statistical information for the tourism sector.  


Latest in:  Sudbury Profile 2014 CMA580


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