People come and people go. It’s the ones who come to Timmins who are the focus of the annual Welcome to Timmins Night.

The annual event is set for Wednesday, September 4th in the curling rink at the Mac.

Mike Scott of the local immigration partnership is the chairman.

“It’s really a who’s who of all the kind of activities available and the services and school boards and all that stuff,” Scott outlines.

With a large number of new people arriving here every year, the evening is seen as a way to immerse them in the community and get them to like it right away.

“Even just the international student population alone warrants an event like this,” says Scott, “just to make people feel welcome and to give them a chance to be received by the community and all the organizations that make it run smooth.”

And greeting newcomers will be the top elected official at City Hall.

“We’re going to have towards the back Mayor Pirie in a little photo booth and allow people to take pictures with him.  It really makes people feel at home when the get to meet the mayor.”

Admission is a food item for the Timmins Food Bank, or a stuffed toy for the paramedic service.

If your group wants to become involved, try this link.