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The City of Thunder Bay Invites People to Tell Their Stories About Our City


June 16, 2008 - From those who live in Thunder Bay, to those who have lived in Thunder Bay, to those who have visited, everyone has a story. The City of Thunder Bay launched MyTBay.ca, a collective storytelling portal that will gather together the stories of residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The site will be a destination for personal and business stories, videos and photographs to aid in conveying the brand story about Thunder Bay.

"MYTBay.ca is a great opportunity for real people to tell and share their stories with the world. The City of Thunder Bay is thrilled to be able to showcase our city in this very authentic way," said Mayor Lynn Peterson. "Our amazing people, our distinctive location and our vibrant history are what really define who we are."

"With MyTBay.ca, people will be recognized for their role in shaping the city. Residents, visitors and businesses, today and from the past, are invited to tell their stories. Let's celebrate Thunder Bay to the world," said Linda Rydholm, Chair of the Community Communications Committee. MyTBay.ca is a collaboration between the City of Thunder Bay's Corporate Communications, the Tourism Division, and the Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) to encourage people to `Put Yourself In Your City'.

By creating an online portal, the City will effectively gather and communicate compelling stories, images and information to convey the positive attributes of the Thunder Bay experience to local, provincial, national and international audiences.

To facilitate awareness and participation in MyTBay.ca, the City created groups and pages on three of the world's largest social networking websites, Facebook.com, MySpace.com and YouTube.com. Plus, our community is joining the conversation. TBayTel has generously agreed to host the MyTBay.ca site. The Thunder Bay Public Library, Thunder Bay Transit, The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay Seniors, Magic 99.9 fm, Giant 105.3 fm, Dougall Media, CBC radio, North Superior Publishing and NetNewsLedger have extended support of the campaign by sharing their ability to reach large audiences in Thunder Bay. We look forward to great results!

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Contact: Valerie Marasco, Communications Officer, 625-2438, Mobile: 621-4151