Friday, April 17, 2009

Thunder Bay Does Well With Celebrate Ontario for 2009

Celebrate Ontario recently rolled out funding for the 2009/2010 fiscal year and a number of Thunder Bay events received welcome Provincial contributions that will help them grow and attract more visitors.

Thunder Bay Bluesfest, to be held July3-5 this year at Marina Park, received a little over $45 000. This iconic summer event, now in its 9th year, draws bands from across North America and fans from around the globe. What better way to spend a summer weekend in Thunder? For more information, visit

The Sleeping Giant Writer's Festival, now moved to its new home at Fort William Historical Park ( received approximately $33 000. This event has been drawing writers from further afield every year since its inception several years back. for more information, visit

The Sleeping Giant Loppet received $18 000. This iconic cross country ski race will be able to grow and reach new Canadian and U.S. ski enthusiasts. Visit to learn more about registeringfor the event in 2010.

The 2010 CIS Mens Univeristy National Hockey championships received $75 000 towards the second year of the event being held in Thunder Bay. Visit to learn more abou the event and the local Lakehead University hockey program.

Congratulations to all of the successful event organizers.

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