Timmins Multicultural Festival named one of the province's top 100 events
The Timmins Multicultural Festival was recently recognized as one of the top 100 events in Ontario.
The announcement of the Timmins area festival making Festivals and Events Ontario’s (FEO) annual top 100 list took place at the Celebrate 2023 FEO Conference earlier this month.
FEO was established in 1987 as an association devoted to the growth and stability of the festival and event industry in Ontario.
To win any of the annual FEO awards member organizations must submit their events for consideration.
The Timmins Multicultural Society told CTV News it had been shy to put its event in the running in previous years – but said with the success of its most recent festival – the group felt that Timmins’ growing multicultural community deserved a chance to be in the spotlight.
“This event is a wonderful bridge in the community that brings different backgrounds together, where people can learn about each other’s culture, traditions, they get to experience some amazing food,” said Marnie Lapierre, owner of Northern Events and Tourism Consulting (NEAT) and multicultural society member.
“By learning about culture, we get a better understanding about one another. It’s a great community event, where everybody comes together from all different kinds of backgrounds and they work really hard to showcase the best of our community.”
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The Timmins festival was the only event in northeastern Ontario to make the FEO’s top 100. The full top 100 list can be found here.
FEO officials said the festivals and events industry in Ontario is estimated to generate more than $2.3 billion annually in contribution to regional GDP and creates and/or sustains approximately 50,000 full-time-equivalent jobs.
Festival officials hope this will lead to more sponsorships and even better festivals in the years ahead.
To stay up-to-date about plans for this year's festival, follow their Facebook page.
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