Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter   |  October 2017




In this month's newsletter...


Upcoming Events

Next Partner Meeting

What's New:

  2018 Partnership Opportunities

  Get Ready for Spooktacular Fun!

  Lasalle Boulevard Corridor Study

Meetings, Conventions & Sports

  NeOnt Networking Event Update

  Bid Opportunities

Arts & Culture

  Cultural Forum Save the Date!

  Cultural Action Committee

    Accepting Applications










Industry News

  NOT - Tourism Summit

  Congratulations Ramakko's

  Congratulations New Sudbury Centre

  2018 Celebrate Ontario

Tourism Partner Meetings

Latest Labour Force Survey

Industry Partner Web Links


  TEN Case Studies

  Other Resources


Upcoming Events:



Sept 29-Oct 29 – NORMHC presents The Terror Train 6077


Sept 19-Nov 28 – ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness presents No Partner? No Problem! Nights at ARC


Oct 6-29 – Halloween at Dynamic Earth


Oct 7-Jan 7 – Science North presents Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Special Exhibition


Oct 11-12 – Festival de contes du CFOF


Sept 28-Oct 15 – STC presents Million Dollar Quartet


Oct 10-15 – Festival de contes de Sudbury


Oct 10-11 – NOJHL Showcase


Oct 14 – Sudbury Quidditch Invitational & Potter Exhibition


Oct 14-15 – Walden Art Club Show


Oct 14 – Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Sudbury Quidditch Invitational & Potter Exhibition


Oct 14 – Sudbury Zombie Walk


Oct 15 – Northern Game Expo


Oct 15 – Sudbury Yarmarok Festival


Oct 15-19 – UNU Conference/Research Meeting


Oct 17-18 – 18th Annual Bridge to Better Business



Oct 19-21 – Theatre du Nouvel-Ontario presents Starshit


Oct 20 – Dance Gala Jive Competition


Oct 21 – STC presents Northern Frights Festival


Oct 20-22 – Ontario Medical Student Conference


Oct 22 – Dallas Smith – SideEffects Tour


Oct 25 – Ramakko's Sip & Shop:  Women Only


Oct 25-29 – Oktoberfest at Taphouse Northern Grill & Pub


Oct 28 – Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Make Believe Spidey!


Oct 28-31 – University of Sudbury Haunted House


Oct 28-29 – Trick or Treating Event & Craft Show


Oct 29 – STC presents The Case of the Missing Mayor


Nov 2-4 – Wordstock


Nov  2-5 – Big Nickel Major AAA Hockey Tournament


Nov 3-5 – Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Holiday Magic Show & Auction


Nov 11 – An Evening Concert with Murray McLauchlan


Nov 18 – Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade



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



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Next Monthly Partner Meeting


November 9th at 9:30 am at the Hampton Inn.  Topic: Customer Service, Front Line to FAMs.


We would encourage everyone to come out for next month's discussion on customer service strategies.



What's New



2018 Sudbury Tourism Marketing Partnership Opportunities


Now that our 2017/18 Fall/Winter Visitor Guide is back from the printers and out in distribution, it's time for us to focus our attention on the upcoming year.


We're almost at the end of 2017, our inaugural year for the new partnership structure, and we're looking forward to exploring partnership opportunities with you, our valued partners, in 2018. In order to secure your listing selection in the 2018 Spring/Summer edition of the Visitor Guide, sign up by November 30th, 2017.


Details of the 2018 partnership à la carte opportunities are outlined in the Partnership Brochure here.


To continue your commitment to the partnership for the calendar year 2018, please Sign Up online here. 




Get Ready for Spooktacular Fun!





Find our featured Halloween destinations and other family fun activities this fall by visiting





Click on the image for details about the upcoming information booth on October 18th from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre.



Meetings, Conventions & Sports





Sudbury Tourism’s partnership with Northeastern Ontario Tourism, for Meetings, Conventions and Sport Tourism, culminated on September 21st with a networking event at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.  This put Sudbury Tourism staff face to face with close to 70 meeting planners, provincial and national sport association representatives as well as influencers. Many good contacts and warm leads were generated. 


At this event the ad in Ignite magazine was unveiled. We will continue to build our profile in this important market segment and look forward to converting these opportunities for Sudbury Tourism partners!




Bid Opportunities



There have been many bids evaluated and the following new opportunities are in progress: 

  • 2018 Aboriginal Business Match
  • 2019 Construction Career Fair


Arts & Culture





Save the Date: 2017 Cultural Forum
November 9th 2017 


It's time again for a meeting of Greater Sudbury’s cultural minds! Let’s talk about the year gone by and refocus our plans to grow the local arts and culture sector. The fourth annual Cultural Forum is scheduled to take place on November 9th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Venue TBD.


Stay tuned! More information to come!





Cultural Action Committee Accepting Applications


The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is seeking six citizens for appointment to the Cultural Action Committee.

The Cultural Action Plan, which accompanies the Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan, lays out specific actions within the four strategic directions of Creative Identity, Creative People, Creative Places and Creative Economy. It outlines potential initiatives, partners, resources and timelines to help realize the goals of the plan.

Cultural Action Committee members will work with the GSDC to provide an experienced resource for the implementation of the plan. Read more...


The deadline to apply is Monday, November 20, 2017, at 4 p.m.


Industry News





Registration is now open and can be completed through the Summit website, or the NOTS2017 app. Early bird pricing has ended and ticket prices are now $274, a savings of $75 if you register by October 30th. Visit their website to register online and/or download the app at





Congratulations! Ramakko's Source for Adventure


Winner of Northern Ontario Business Award for Company of the Year 16-50






Congratulations! New Sudbury Centre


Morguard, owners of the New Sudbury Centre, has been awarded the 2017 Canadian Community Support Award by the International Council of Shopping Centres ("ICSC") Foundation, for it's BeYou marketing campaign to help young women across Canada increase self-esteem, personal growth and self-worth.  Read more...





2018 Celebrate Ontario


Grants Ontario has launched Celebrate Ontario 2018, an annual program that helps festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. Click here for more information. Visit the Grants Ontario website to applyThe deadline to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2018 is:

November 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.






Tourism Excellence North (TEN)


TEN is a tourism development program for Northern Ontario.


Check out Tourism Excellence North Case Study Video Series:
Innovation: Differentiating Yourself 
Quality: Standing Out 
Using Technology: Online Booking Systems 

If you are interested in finding out more on how the TEN program can work for you, ask Dana or Meredith!








Tourism Partner Meetings


Click here for the planned 2017 meeting schedule.


The next monthly meeting is scheduled for November 9th at the Hampton Inn. Topic is Customer service - Front Line to FAMs.


View previous 2017 meeting presentations:

Jan. 12, 2017

Feb. 9, 2017

Mar. 9, 2017

Apr. 13, 2017

May 11, 2017

June 8, 2017

July 13, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017



September Labour Force Survey:


Greater Sudbury's unemployment rate dropped to 6.0% in September, which is down from 7.1% in the same period last year. There are currently 81,600 people employed in our city, which is down from 83,200 employed in September 2016. The participation rate is currently at 61.7%. 


Ontario's unemployment rate dropped to 5.8% while the national rate is at 6.2%.


For more statistical information and summary updates, including Occupancy Rates 
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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Have Information or Updates to Share?


If you have newsworthy items you would like us to share with Tourism Partners in a future edition of our monthly newsletter, email by the first Friday of any given month and reference "newsletter" in the subject line. The Newsletter is typically distributed by the second Friday of each month.




Archived Issues of our Newsletter

Click here for past issues of our Partnership Newsletter.  


Links are also available through our online Industry Partner page.



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