Thunder Bay CEDC and Tourism Thunder Bay encourage city residents to #TBaycation this summer

Monday June 01, 2020 – During these unprecedented times, residents of Thunder Bay are seeking excitement, fun and adventure while staying close to home. In the spirit of ‘staycationing’ – vacationing in one’s home country or region rather than abroad – Thunder Bay CEDC and Tourism Thunder Bay officially launch their Summer #TBaycation Contest, backed by over $19,000 worth in prizes.

“We have an amazing tourism sector and it has been among the hardest hit by the Covid Pandemic.” Says Paul Pepe, Manger, Tourism Thunder Bay, “With many folks in the city and region planning to stay close to home this summer, it’s a great opportunity to rediscover all the gems our city has and support local businesses as well.”

The Summer #TBaycation Contest
Each week for 13 weeks over the summer season, two prizes will be awarded: a main prize valued at approximately $1000, and a bonus prize valued at approximately $250. Prizes include hotel stays, guided tours, outfitting and guide services, restaurant and retail gift certificates and more – everything required to have a great #TBaycation. A complete list of prizes can be found on the contest website,

To enter, Thunder Bay residents are required to post a photo of them or their family enjoying their favourite local places, attractions, and adventures and/or with their favourite local products to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #TBaycation. For each local product and associated business tagged in the post, the entrant will receive a separate entry into that week’s draw. The more products shown and businesses tagged, the more chances there are to win.

All entries received over the course of the campaign will be included in the Grand Prize draw in August. Weekly prize draws will reset each week and a new photo will need to be submitted to be entered into each week’s draw.

Visit for complete contest details.


Contact: Madeline Dennhardt, Information and Marketing Officer – Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), 630-3359 or

Stephanie Reid, Digital and Travel Media Officer, Tourism Thunder Bay, (807)632-7825,

About CEDC: The CEDC is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support, opportunity promotion, and the collection and assessment of key business data. The CEDC receives formal proposals for projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from the government and private sectors. For more information, visit

About Tourism Thunder Bay: Tourism Thunder Bay is the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Thunder Bay and is a division of the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC).

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