The TEDC Releases Grants from the Timmins Municipal Accommodations Tax Fund

The TEDC is pleased to announce that it has released funds to five organizations for events that will increase overnight tourist visit, enhance and develop tourist experiences.

To enhance Sports tourism four organizations were recipients of funds.

The 2022 Timmins Bowling Invitational will receive funds to $7500.00 to assist with their event being held in Timmins February 18/19/20 2022.This is the largest 5 pin bowling tournament in Ontario with approx… 125-150 entries. The event has been ongoing for 30 years and approached the Mat tax for assistance with the limited sponsorship due to COVID.

The Northern Ontario Darts Association (NODA) with the Connaught Community Mixed Darts League will receive $6450.00 for the 2022 NODA Provincial Championships to be held for the first time in Timmins April 14-17 2022. The event is attended by 100+ competitors to determine which 8 ladies and which 8 men will represent the province at the National Championship.

Avann Racing for the Timmins Pro Snowcross 2022 event will receive $25,000. The event will attract over 150 race teams with over 750 rooms in the city. The event takes place March 12/13 2022.

The Mushkegowuk Cup 2023 Committee will receive $27,000. Due to COVID restrictions the event will take place Feb 18/19/20 in 2023. The Indigenous Minor Hockey, which before COVID was in its 14 year, attracts approx. 60 teams with 900 players plus their families.

The TEDC was also pleased to award Canadian Trade EX $30,000 for the Canadian Mining Expo known as The Big Event, hosted annually in Timmins for over 15 years. With over 5600 registered delegates attending the event and over 320 exhibitors, the event has had to adjust its marketing campaign due to COVID cancelling the event for two years.

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Please note media is encouraged to attend.

There will be a check presentation on Thursday, February 10 at 12:30 at the Timmins Museum with a representative for the 2022 Timmins Bowling Invitational.

The check presentation will take place outside for COVID restrictions.

For more information, please contact Noella Rinaldo at or (705)360-2656

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 the quality of life.

A PDF version of this media release is available here.