Judging from the feedback Lacey Rigg of Tourism Timmins heard, the city made a giant impression on people in town for last week’s Canadian U-18 curling championship tournament.
And it gave them a lot to do.
Rigg says the museum had more than six-hundred visitors over the week, and tripled sales in its gift shop. Hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions were also busy.
“Teams went to take part in bowling, Dream Alpacas, they did the Cedar Meadows tour, some of them went snowshoeing, and they just really, really immersed themselves into the Timmins culture,” Rigg reports.
“They were definitely really interested in hearing the history about the headframe just behind the Mac, and they loved to hear the history of the McIntyre Community Centre.”
Rigg says many of the people she spoke to said they plan to come back in the summer, to check out the Hollinger open pit lookout and other seasonal attractions.