The City of Greater Sudbury Receives Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Award

Nov 25, 2016

The City of Greater Sudbury is the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence in the category of Tourism Marketing Partnerships for attracting and hosting CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada, Canada’s most watched television series during the summer of 2015. Staff received the award at the Ontario Tourism Summit’s Industry Awards of Excellence Gala held in Ottawa on November 22, 2016.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to commend our staff at the City Of Greater Sudbury who worked so hard to get our community this tremendous profile across Canada. I would also like to extend congratulations to Greater Sudbury Tourism and to our community partners who so graciously opened their doors to The Amazing Race Canada,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “This award for the City of Greater Sudbury, is shared by many local organizations and individuals whose efforts have further enhanced our community’s ranking as a premier tourist destination.”

Tourism staff on the Economic Development team at the City of Greater Sudbury assembled an innovative partnership of community organizations to welcome The Amazing Race Canada film crew and contestants over several weeks during the summer of 2015. A series of adventures with a distinctive local flavor aired to a national audience on August 22, 2015 and the broadcast was celebrated with an outdoor viewing party on the grounds of Science North, with over 1,100 Greater Sudbury residents in attendance.

“We’re delighted to be recognized for our work on The Amazing Race Canada,” said Meredith Armstrong, Manager of Tourism and Culture for the City of Greater Sudbury. “We couldn’t have done it alone, and we want to thank and congratulate our partners, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), Tourism Northern Ontario, Vale, Laurentian University, Science North and Health Sciences North, who were all integral to the success of hosting The Amazing Race Canada.”

The Ontario Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals who represent the quality offerings that make Ontario a world-class destination. The Tourism Marketing Partnership Award celebrates those who contribute to Ontario’s tourism industry through impactful partnerships, marketing activities and media relations. 


From left to right:

Brenda Tremblay, Science North

Julie Ceming, Laurentian University

Suzanne Lortie-Carlyle, Health Sciences North

Meredith Armstrong, City of Greater Sudbury

Shawna Cole, City of Greater Sudbury

Ian Wood, City of Greater Sudbury

Danica Pagnutti, Vale