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Seven Wonders of Canada: Sleeping Giant Sunrise Celebration at Marina Park

June 7, 2007 – The City of Thunder Bay and Leadership Thunder Bay are joining forces to welcome the sunrise over the Sleeping Giant on Friday, June 8 at 6 am at Marina Park. CBC’s Seven Wonders of Canada are being announced tonight as selected by a three member panel of judges following an online voting process that ended in May.

Thunder Bay's the Sleeping Giant, also known as Nanabijou, received the popular vote with 177,305 votes. The Giant's closest competitor was Niagara Falls coming in at 81,818 followed by the Bay of Fundy with 67,670.

“We are thrilled to have earned the popular vote,” said Mayor Lynn Peterson. “The enthusiasm surrounding the Sleeping Giant leading up to the final announcement of the Seven Wonders just further confirms that Thunder Bay is Superior by Nature. I would like to invite everyone to Marina Park to show our community pride and celebrate the Sleeping Giant, which we already know is one of Canada’s natural wonders.”

“The Seven Wonders of Canada competition has brought great attention to our Sleeping Giant and we will be there to celebrate - whatever the results may be and whatever the weather,” said Clara Butikofer, Managing Director – Leadership Thunder Bay.

Be sure to watch as Shelagh Rogers and Peter Mansbridge reveal the Seven Wonders of Canada on CBC News The National, tonight at 10 pm or at 9 pm on CBC Newsworld. On Friday, June 8 Sounds Like Canada on CBC Radio One will feature the Seven Wonders at 10 am. 

An image gallery with the many faces of the Sleeping Giant is available to view please visit http://www.thunderbay.ca/media.

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Contact: Mayor Lynn Peterson, City of Thunder Bay 625-3601
              Clara Butikofer, Managing Director – Leadership Thunder Bay 627-7740