Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter   |  March 2019




In This Month’s Newsletter…



  • Upcoming Events

  • What’s New

     - 2019 Spring/Summer Visitor Guide is at the press, expected to arrive March 12

    - 2019 Hockey Canada Esso Cup is April 21-27 2019

    - Science North has opened their new 4th floor and Body Worlds Rx Exhibit

    - Have any Easter or Summer Events, Programming, Packages, Offers or Promotions? Submit them here


  • Arts & Culture

    - Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op launching Feb. 28

    - NLFB is hosting Bloom

    - La Nuit sur l'étang is Mar. 23

    - Next Spacefinder feature







  • Meetings, Conventions & Sport Tourism


    - April 21-27 - The 2019 Esso Cup takes place in Sudbury

    May 8-10 - The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) conference takes place in Sudbury

    - September 17-21 - 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo takes place in Verner, ON


  • Industry News

     Participation in Greater Sudbury's next Strategic Plan needed - Deadline March 12, 2019

    - Sudbury Film Industry Update

    - Large Projects Update: Learn more about what's happening with the City's Large Projects



Upcoming Events:





  • Feb. 28 - Mar. 9 - You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Musical at Theatre Cambrian

  • Feb. 15 - Aug. - Great Bear Rainforest in IMAX! at Science North

  • Feb 28. - Mar. 3 - Junction North International Documentary Festival at Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op

  • Mar. 2 - Mar. 31 - Maple Taffy Sleigh Rides at Wagonwheel Ranch

  • Mar. 2 - May 25 - Sudbury Spring Market (every Saturday) at South Ridge Mall
  • Mar. 8 - Mar. 10 - Northern Lights Festival Boréal's Bloom Festival at Downtown Sudbury
  • ​Mar. 9 - Mar. 10 - Blue Man Group at the Sudbury Arena




  • Mar. 9 -  Legends & Love Stories by the Sudbury Symphony Orchesta at Fraser Auditorium
  • Mar. 13 - 16 - Le cinéma de Catherine Martin at the University of Sudbury and the Indie Cinema

  • Mar. 14 - Mar. 16 - Norm Foster's The Ladies Foursome by Sudbury Performance Group at the Kinsmen Hall in Lively

  • Mar. 20 - Kris Bonaparte Live at the Fromagerie

  • Mar. 22 - La Nuit Émergente avec Philippe Brach at Collège Boréal

  • Mar. 25 - Mar. 27 - Project Management Essentials Course at Laurentian University

  • Mar. 30 - Winter Wine'rs and Diehard Diners Party at Verdicchio Ristorante and Enoteca



For a complete listing of events,
please visit our Event Calendar.



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Fill out the easy-to-use "Submit Your Event" form (in English or French). Events are published the next business day, if not sooner. Don't miss this opportunity for free publicity and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Post your events on today









Your one-stop resource for all of the BEST #ThingstoDoinSudbury this March Break!








Next Monthly Partner Meeting


Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Science North

Topic: Packaging Opportunities


There will also be the opportunity to view the newly reimagined 4th floor (opened February 16) and the new special exhibition Body Worlds RX that will open on March 2.



Contact Shawna at or call 705-674-4455 ext 4626.






What's New



Staff Updates


Welcome to Natalie Scherbak, our Web Communications and Office Assistant. 


2019 Spring/Summer Visitor Guide



The 2019 Spring /Summer Visitor Guides will be available March 12th. With a print run of 45,000 copies, distribution of the guides include 20+ rack locations throughout the city, numerous tourist information outlets across Ontario, local event organizers, trade shows and conferences outside of the community, and by request over the website and phone. 


Note: If you’d like to request Visitor Guides or require us to fill a depleted rack at your location contact:  




Science North 4th Floor NOW OPEN!




Science North's reimagined 4th floor is now open!


The reimagined 4th floor allows visitors of all ages to engage with new exhibits, programs and experiences!

Everything is an experiment — in the reimagined 4th floor, we provide the tools and you bring the inspiration and innovation. We invite you to test your ideas, embrace failure, and to challenge yourself to try something different. 

The exhibits in this new space encourage visitors to experiment with physical phenomena, engineering challenges, and tinkering. In this area, you can find experiences with light and sound, magnetism, math, coding, and building — delve into processes that mirror the scientific method, design thinking, and creative approaches to problem-solving.


Check out some sneak peeks here.






Body Worlds Rx now open at Science North




Experience the Ontario premiere of BODY WORLDS Rx and discover the prescriptions for healthy living at Science North!


BODY WORLDS Rx was uniquely curated to show diseases and ailments that affect individuals most frequently and to show the fragility, resilience and strength of the human body.


For more information click here.




Do you Have Upcoming Events, Offers, Promotions in 2019?




As a Sudbury Tourism Partner, we make every effort to find, post and share available content whenever possible on our Events Calendar, Offers Page and/or within our social media channels. We remind all of our partners to submit or tag @sudburytourism for all upcoming events, announcements, promotions and offerings you may have that are relevant or open to the general public – By tagging us on social media, we receive real-time notifications allowing us to find, add, and/or promote them more efficiently. To submit content or to answer any questions about tagging, please contact




Do You Have Any Special Packaging or Programming for
March Break or Easter 2019?




If you have any March Break or Easter Programming, Events or Promotions for 2019, please send them to us at and tag us on social media @sudburytourism. 









TV Monitor Sudbury Tourism Slides Available

Sudbury Tourism is providing digital slides with visitor information for display at the Greater Sudbury Airport. The slides are updated weekly at the airport, but can be updated on a monthly basis. These engaging image slides are easily uploaded to smart TVs or monitors that are compatible for main lobbies, restaurants or gathering places.

For more information or to subscribe contact Shawna Cole by email at or by phone at 705-674-4455 ext. 4626. 







Meetings, Conventions & Sport Tourism




FONOM 2019





The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities will be hosted by the City of Greater Sudbury May 8-10 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is Leadership. Resilience. Innovation. This year’s theme challenges our northern leaders to work together and develop new ways to take action in an ever-changing landscape.

This annual conference is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insight into various municipal matters, while connecting with municipal colleagues from across Northeastern Ontario. Greater Sudbury is excited for the opportunity to showcase its community and offerings to the Northern leaders and is working hard to make sure this is a unique and memorable experience.


Northern Ontario municipal politicians, senior municipal and government staff are the target audience for this conference; essentially the municipal decision makers of today. Participation in the FONOM Conference as a sponsor is a great opportunity for suppliers, vendors and professionals to reach our delegates and show your support for Northern Ontario.


For information about sponsorship opportunities please visit: and click on the 'Sponsors' tab, or email


Stay tuned for Tourism Partner Opportunities.





Coupe Esso Cup 2019




The inaugural Esso Cup gives Female Midget teams from across the country the opportunity to compete for a national championship. In 2019, this Hockey Canada tournament was awarded to the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) in the City of Sudbury! This will mark the second time the prestigious Esso Cup will take place in Ontario. 


This major event is seeking local corporate sponsorship in order to help the 2019 Esso cup be a success. If you are interested in sponsorship information, please see the document attached here






International Plowing Match & Rural Expo



The International Plowing Match (IPM) is coming to Verner, ON September 17-21 2019. IPM is the largest event of its kind in North America.


This five-day celebration of agriculture and rural living features plowing competitions, a range of activities for people of all ages, numerous opportunities to learn about agriculture, near-constant live entertainment in multiple Match venues, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors (large and small equipment, lifestyle items and much more), a wide variety of food … the list goes on.


IPM is looking for corporate and community sponsors to make this event a great success. For information on sponsorship opportunities, head to:



Do you have an offering for groups of 20-50 people that we need to know about? 
Contact Dana Jennings at or Shawna Cole at



Arts & Culture

Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op opening February 28!



After five years in development the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op will be opening its doors at 162 Mackenzie Street on February 28 for an event called the Junction North International Documentary Film Festival (February 28-March 3), which showcases documentaries from around the world.  While the cinema will be open for the festival, other operations and a formal launch event of the space is pending. 



Junction North details are available:




Bloom - Northern Lights Festival Boréal - March 8 to 10



Northern Lights Festival Boréal is hosting Bloom, a new festival of world music taking place at multiple venues March 8-10. Bloom promotes festival and music activity during the off season from its other festival offerings. 


The lineup is available at:




La Nuit sur l'étang - March 23



Les Concerts La Nuit sur l’étang is hosting its annual concert series on March 23 at Collège Boréal, featuring a multitude of performances paying homage to Robert Paquette.  “Les Nuits du Nord” is a co-promotion between this concert and La Nuit émergente, which features a rich buffet of up-and-coming new music is served up in an innovative festival-like atmosphere. 


The full lineup is available at: and 




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Industry News




Participation in Greater Sudbury's next Strategic Plan needed - deadline March 12, 2019



Your City. Your Priorities. Share Your Ideas for Greater Sudbury’s next Strategic Plan.


Your participation is wanted in the strategic planning process. City Council is currently working to define a set of priorities that will guide the organization’s service efforts. Please consider this as your invitation to help shape our future working and personal lives. What are your priorities for municipal infrastructure, economy and quality of life? What kind of city would you like to see Greater Sudbury become?


Survey link:




Sudbury Film Industry Update


2018 was a record year for the film industry in Sudbury. While total productions numbered 15 for 2018, which is not the highest number of productions in a single year, local spending reached 35 million for 2018. This indicates productions are getting larger and with 580 days of filming productions are staying for longer durations. Sudbury hosted a larger number of television shows which included Bad Blood, V-Wars, Letterkenny and Amélie. While it is still too early to know how many or which productions will be filming in Sudbury, 2019 will be another busy year for the industry.




Large Projects Update:

Want to learn more about what's happening with the City's Large Projects? At each Council meeting, the project team presents a status update on the Kingsway Entertainment District and Arena/Event Centre, The Junction, and Place des Arts. If you want to catch up on what was presented, you can find everything you ever wanted to know about the projects, including profiles, updates, and timelines, on the Large Projects page. Read more >>>



Have Questions? We Have Answers! 

The City of Greater Sudbury has launched a website to connect you with information about your city and engagement opportunities on the things that matter most to you! Ask questions and help make Greater Sudbury a better place to live, work and play  at:

Over to you, Greater Sudbury >>>











Staff List

Meredith Armstrong, Acting Director of Economic Development
Dana Jennings, Acting Manager
Shawna Cole, Acting Business Development Officer
Trisha Lavigne, Technical Coordinator- Partnership Coordinator
Johanna Gatien, Technical Coordinator - Event Support
Natalie Scherbak, Web Communications & Office Assistant




Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin


The Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin provides a bi-monthly snapshot of the greater city’s economy. It contains seasonally adjusted labour market information, data on GDP, real estate activity, retail sales and building permits.  



Greater Sudbury Economic Bulletin  >>
















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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