Tuesday, June 2, 2009


June 1-7, 2009 is Tourism Week in Ontario and Tourism Thunder Bay is celebrating with the launch of the 2009 Blues Getaway Contest. Thunder Bay residents are encouraged to invite their out of town friends and family to enter for a chance to win the ultimate Thunder Bay Blues Festival experience.

One lucky person will win two weekend passes to the 8th annual Thunder Bay Blues Festival (www.tbayblues.ca), three nights accommodation (two nights at McVicar Manor and one night aboard Sail Superior’s floating B and B) a Friday night harbour cruise with SailSuperior.com, personal transportation with Superior Pedicabs and gift certificates for lunch at Ruby Moon, and dinners at the Prospector Steakhouse and Lot 66. Residents are encouraged to email the http://www.visitthunderbay.com/ contest entry web link to out of town friends and family.

“The Friends and Family travel market is very important to the tourism economy of Thunder Bay. We want to encourage local residents to invite their friends and family to Thunder Bay this summer and explore the fantastic events, attractions and culinary experiences our city has to offer.” According to Tourism Manager Paul Pepe. “What better way to explore your own city and encourage your friends to visit than by providing them a chance to win a weekend at one of our iconic summer events.”

Tourism Thunder Bay is also encouraging local residents to get reacquainted with their city and explore the multitude of activities within our own community. The Division invites residents and visitors alike to stop by the Terry Fox Visitor Center on Wednesday June 3rd between 10 am and 3 pm for coffee and persians, an opportunity to meet with travel advisors, pick up the new Thunder Bay Experience travel planner and get ideas for a great “staycation” this summer.

For more information, click on http://www.visitthunderbay.com/ for contest entry and details.

Contact: Paul Anthony Pepe
Manager, Tourism

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