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Event Hosting Strategy

The City of Thunder Bay's Event Hosting Strategy supports the efforts of community event organizers. First adopted by City Council in 1996, the Strategy supports existing initiatives while also investing in future growth.

Planning an Event? Make Event Services your FIRST call!
Organizers of local festivals, sporting events and other community events have "one-window" for accessing City of Thunder Bay services. Contact Event Services at 625-2305 or pburke@thunderbay.ca for information on municipal requirements and services available from various departments.

Sport Tourism Events & Activities Policy

In December 2008 City Council adopted the Sport Tourism Events & Activities Policy that was developed with the assistance of the Sports Bid Administrative Advisory Committee. This policy was created following significant research and stakeholder consultation. As a result of this Policy, Event Services was launched in April 2009, the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games and the 2016 Can-Am Police-Fire Games were secured, the new Street Event Grant was introduced and City staff assisted with launch of new events such as the inaugural 'Miles with the Giant' Marathon.

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For more on hosting events in Thunder Bay contact:

City of Thunder Bay
Recreation & Culture Division

Contact: Paul Burke
Address: Pool 6 Building (Marina Park)
53 Water St. S.
Thunder Bay  ON  P7B 2S5
Tel: (807) 625-2305
Fax: (807) 684-9240
E-mail:

pburke@thunderbay.ca