From left: Canadian Raptor Conservancy handler Shaun Cowan, pictured with a majestic Red-tailed Hawk, and Schumacher Lions Club representative John McCauley received the check from MATT Grant committee representatives Mike Kentish, Tiffany Thibeau and committee chair Jessica Davies along with her children.

The Schumacher Lions Club accepted a check for $10k from members of the Municipal Accommodations Tourism Tax (MATT) Grant committee to support costs related to the Sportsman Show, which took place on April 27th and 28th.

This year marked a historic milestone as the club celebrated over 70 years of hosting the largest sportsman show north of the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario.

Drawing an impressive crowd of over 7500 attendees from across northern Ontario over the two-day event, the Sportsman Show showcased the best in outdoor sportsmanship and conservation.

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About the MATT Grant

The MATT Grant, administered by the TEDC, offers strategic investment and funding to promote and grow the tourism industry in the City of Timmins. Find more information at

About the TEDC

The TEDC is the city’s non-profit community economic development team. We facilitate and support economic and social activity that creates jobs, diversifies the economy and improves quality of life.

Land Acknowledgement

The TEDC acknowledges that we are located on the traditional Lands of Mattagami First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, and Matachewan First Nation, home to many Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, Algonquin and Métis people. We also acknowledge that we are situated in Treaty 9 territory (also known as the James Bay Treaty), which is steeped in the rich Indigenous history of many First Nations, Metis and Inuit People.