Sudbury Tourism Partnership Newsletter   |  March 2017




In this month's newsletter...


Upcoming Events

Spring/Summer Visitor Guide

March Break Campaign

Special Offers


TMAC in Quebec City

Permit Palooza Rescheduled

City 150th Logos Available

Get Ready for that Special Event










Canada Summer Games Update


FEO Conference

Canadian Screen Awards

Live Music Industry Awards

The New Business call for content

Congratulations NSC

Tourism Partner Meetings

January Labour Force Survey



Upcoming Events:




February 17 – April 28 – Jazz Sudbury presents Emerging Artists Showcase


February 27 – April 2 - Le Salon du Livre du Grand Sudbury


March 4 – September 4 – 101 Inventions That Changed the World


March 13 – 15 - March Break Dash at Dynamic Earth


March 13 – 17 – March Break Madness at Science North


March 13 – 17 – March Break Theatre Camp at Sudbury Theatre Centre


March 13 – 17 – Dramafest at Theatre Cambrian


March 18 - LOL Sudbury - A Night of Letterkenny Comedy


March 13 – 17 – March Break Art Camp at Art Galery of Sudbury


March 24 - LOL Sudbury:  TGIF


March 24 – April 1 – Theatre Cambrian presents Dinner Theatre – Salt Water Moon


March 24 – Science North presents Nightlife on the Rocks


March 24 - La Nuit émergente


March 25 - La Nuit sur l'étang


March 27 – April 2 – Central Regional AAA Midget Championship


March 31 – April 2 – Nickel District Kennel Club Championship Dog Show


April 11 – Harlem Globetrotters



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



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What's New




The new Spring/Summer Visitor Guides are in and are going out on the racks in town now! 

Check out the online version here.

Other distribution includes numerous tourist information outlets throughout Ontario; Sudbury event organizers for out-of-town participants; post-secondary schools in Sudbury; and to folks requesting copies by phone/web. If you want to order copies for your business, you can request them (in quantities of 25) through the online form that is at the bottom of the Tourism website main page, found here.







The March Break Campaign launched March 1st! Check out the landing page at




Two new packages are now available at!


Anyday Getaway featuring New Sudbury Centre and participating hotels and Save on Science featuring Science North/Dynamic Earth and participating hotels.


Want more info on packaging?  Contact Dana Jennings







Sudbury Tourism is sponsoring the Canadian Life Hacks Contest promoted through the campaign led by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo. The prize is an all expenses paid trip for four (4) to Sudbury for a ‘Sudbury Science Safari’. Check it out and share it on social media!




Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) is coming up May 24-28th in Quebec City. If you have a story idea to pitch to travel media, let Dana Jennings know asap! 





Permit Palooza


Rescheduled to April 19, 2017. Join us and get ahead of the busy events season and apply for your special events permits..... Read more






City of Greater Sudbury 150th Logos Available:


In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the City has created special City of Greater Sudbury corporate logos, which the public may be able to use alongside your own marketing materials. (Some conditions apply)   Learn more...



Get Ready for that Special Event

If you're planning an event in the city here's your starting point. Check out for more information, an event checklist and the CGS intake form.


Meetings, Conventions & Sports





Greater Sudbury's 2021 Canada Summer Games Bid Opportunity


As we eagerly await the March 30 announcement, we are asking for a final social media push, right now and over the coming days and weeks to show our support for the bid. 





​Now through March 30, continue to drive traffic to the 20 second survey on the websites: &
These are our last opportunities to show the Canada Games Council that we want this so please engage now!!!


Also, stay tuned for more details on the March 30th announcement to watch it live!


Please share these across your networks being sure to include the following particulars:




handle: @Sudbury2021
hashtags: #TheseAreOurGames










Tourism Staff delivered opening remarks and attended the inaugural Northern Sport Industry Conference, an initiative lead by a Laurentian University SPAD student which featured keynote speakers, sport and business panels and case competitions.  Staff are currently working with the organizers to expand this conference for 2018. 




Tourism Staff will be attending the CSTA Sport Event Congress in Ottawa this month. This is the largest annual gathering of rights holders, community tourism professionals, event suppliers, event management firms, and elected officials that are connected to the over $6 billion sport tourism industry in Canada.  One on one appointments are confirmed with 15 event rights holders including CanoeKayak Canada, Badminton Canada and Speed Skating Canada.




Other opportunities and events in MC&S Tourism Staff are working on are the Australian Centre for Geomechanics Conference in October,  Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association board meeting in March, and Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation board meeting in June.


Bids in Progress - A bid is being submitted for the 2019 Esso Cup National Female Midget Championship.


Arts & Culture



Filming of Letterkenny Season 3 is nearing completion and feature film, Grim Trigger, recently wrapped.  Further filming is expected on upcoming productions this spring and Tourism & Culture staff have been assisting in scouting locations as well as facilitating the opening of new film service providers in the city.






Tourism & Culture Staff attended the 2017 Festivals & Events Ontario conference in Sault Ste. Marie. Sudbury musicians played at the showcase evening (Andrew Hyatt and musician in Le Group Swing), and Jazz Sudbury was listed among the top 100 festivals in Ontario. Industry networking and best practices were invaluable to further developing the ways that the municipality supports local festivals as well as filming. For example, a collaboration is being discussed with the City of Thunder Bay to showcase Northern Ontario talent at the "Live on the Waterfront" series.



Amazing Race Canada, Born to Be Blue, Letterkenny and Slasher all won awards in various categories at this weekend's Canadian Screen Awards. These productions filmed parts or the entirety of their production within the boundaries of Greater Sudbury, with regional residents making outstanding contributions to each project's success. Northern Ontario productions were named winners in ten of their twenty-nine total nominations





Industry News




Two of Sudbury's festivals are in the running for Live Music Industry Awards - Up Here and Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Voting is open until March 31st and the winners will be honoured on April 19th in Toronto. Read more....



The New Business is the managing consultant for Ontario Tourism’s Northern Portal ( and They are looking for content ideas and contacts, specifically francophone businesses to profile. Contact Dana Jennings for more info. 






Congratulations to New Sudbury Centre on the grand opening of the Canteen!







Tourism Partner Meetings


Click here for the planned 2017 meeting schedule.


The next monthly meeting is scheduled for April 13th and will focus on Student Welcome, Fall/Winter Marketing Campaign Planning. Venue to be determined.


View previous 2017 meeting presentations:

Jan. 12, 2017

Feb. 9, 2017

Mar. 9, 2017




January Labour 

Force Survey


The January Labour Force Survey was released in February. Greater Sudbury's unemployment rate dropped to 8.0% in January 2017 compared to 8.7% in January 2016. The number of people employed in our city increased to 81,600 people (up from 79,000 in January 2016). The participation rate also increased to 63.2% (up from 61.7% in January 2016).

The unemployment rate for Ontario sits at 6.3% while Canada's unemployment rate dropped to 6.8% for January 2017.


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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