Timmins has won the right to host what people in the Northern Ontario tourism industry consider their most prestigious annual event.
Next November, stakeholders between the Manitoba border and Muskoka will converge on Timmins to meet with each other, as well as suppliers and government representatives. It’s called the Destination Northern Ontario Tourism Summit.
As city tourism manager Guy Lamarche notes, this will be the first time in the annual get-together’s six-year history that it takes place in Timmins, and not Sudbury, Thunder Bay or Sault Ste. Marie.
“We’re expecting typically between 300 and 400 delegates converging on the city of Timmins,” says Lamarche, “most of which will spend three nights.”
Lamarche sees the summit as a great opportunity for Timmins to highlight its attractions, culture and history.
“It allows us to gain some exposure and hopefully that exposure translates to some additional business going forward.”
The summit is set for November 18-20.