Volume 3 Issue 1 - Happy Holidays edition: Dec. 20, 2011
|Make Your Event a PAL Card Acceptor
For local festivals and events that charge admission, the Personal Attendant for Leisure (PAL) Card is a great opportunity to improve accessibility for people with disabilities who use support people.
The City of Thunder Bay, together with the Leisure-Resources Thunder Bay Committee introduced the PAL Card in 2005. This card is given to people with disabilities and it enables the card holder's support person to gain free admission. The cardholder still pays the regular admission price.
Making your festival or event a PAL Card acceptor is a simple and free process. For more information please contact Stephen at Inclusion Services at 625-3220 or email email@example.com
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
Nomination Deadline is Jan. 31, 2012
Nomination forms and additional information about the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, and other programs that recognize volunteers, are available on the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website at:
UPCOMING Event Development Grant Deadline:
Mar. 2, 2012
Are you planning a sports championship or a new sporting event or festival that will attract participants and/or spectators from out of town? If so, your organization may be eligible for Event Development Grant funding from the City of Thunder Bay. For more info and the application package read more...
Festivals & Events Ontario Annual Conference
Mar. 1-3, 2012
Niagara Falls, Ontario
For details go to www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca
Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce the first of many education sessions for the 2012 Beyond Borders Conference at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls on March 1-3, 2012. As a part of FEO’s commitment to its members and the festivals and events industry across Ontario, these education sessions will cover two of the most requested speaking topics in the industry: crisis management and grant and award programs.
New this year, Beyond Borders will kick-off for regular delegates at 1 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2012. In order to allow all delegates to attend these popular education sessions they will be the only sessions running on Thursday afternoon and will be presented back to back. These highly anticipated panels carry value for all festivals and events, discussing how to handle two equally unpredictable aspects of running a festival or event.
At 1 pm, the conference begins with Crisis Management 101: Creating and Implementing Your Emergency Management Plan. This education session will discuss everything from inclement weather, riots, medical emergencies, unpredictable performing artists, security issues and structural collapse and how to handle them at a festival or event. An expert panel from various backgrounds will discuss these and other unanticipated situations and the importance of having an emergency plan and team ready, should they be required.
This will be followed at 2:45 pm by the most requested education session in the industry, Festivals & Events Grant and Award Programs – Insights from the Organizers. Recognition is an important mandate for a festival or event, whether it is financial through Celebrate Ontario, Trillium, TEMPP, OCAF, Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage or through the annual FEO TOP 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario or other related industry recognition award programs. Delegates will hear first hand what representatives from these organizations are able to share with you about how to apply for their grants or awards.
Registration for the 2012 Beyond Borders Conference has already begun and Early Bird rates end Jan. 16, 2012.
For more information contact:
Nicole Hamilton, Communications Coordinator
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.
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For info on City of Thunder Bay grant programs visit www.thunderbay.ca/grants
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Info about select events listed in the City of Thunder Bay Events Calendar are sent to various airline and tourism publications. Click here to submit your event info.
APPLICATION fORMS ON-LINE
Application forms for Special Events Licenses, Parks/Sports Facilities Permits, Temporary Street Closure Permits and Paid Duty Police are available on-line at
e-vents Update is issued from time to time to help keep our community's event organizers informed about services, funding and initiatives offered by the City of Thunder Bay and others in support of the local events industry.