Thunder Bay Event Centre Public Meeting

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Proposed Thunder Bay Event Centre or Convention Centre as proposed by BBB Architects
Proposed Thunder Bay Event Centre or Convention Centre as proposed by BBB Architects

Proposed Thunder Bay Event Centre or Convention Centre as proposed by BBB Architects
Proposed Thunder Bay Event Centre or Convention Centre as proposed by BBB Architects
THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Event Centre will be the topic of a public meeting tonight at the Italian Cultural Centre starting at 6PM.

As part of the City’s community engagement activities, a community update on the project will be provided at an information session as follows:

Tuesday, May 27
6-9 pm Open House
7 pm Presentation
Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S.

Consortium architect Chris O’Reilly of BBB Architects will present the schematic design of the proposed facility. Everyone is invited to attend the preliminary design presentation from the City and Thunder Bay LIVE! consortium, and learn more about the project.

Community Attitudes Survey Underway
Citizens are encouraged to answer the call for their views on the Event & Convention Centre project as the City’s TBECC Community Attitudes survey gets underway. The random telephone survey of 1,000 citizens aged 18+ will be conducted during the month of May by IPSOS Reid Public Affairs – Canada’s largest provider of public affairs research.

“We are interested in gauging community attitudes to the proposed Event & Convention Centre,” said Iain Angus, Chair of Council’s Community Communications Committee. “To heighten representation we have asked for a larger than usual sample size and to include cell phones.”

“Ipsos advised the sample size of 1,000 respondents will achieve results considered accurate to within +/- 3 percentage points 19 times out of 20,” said Karen Lewis, Director – Corporate Communications & Strategic Initiatives.

Phase 3 of the project continues to move forward including oversight and strategic direction of the Intergovernmental Liason Committee of City Council. Phase 3 includes a target date for major funding applications to be submitted by Sept. 30, 2014. A status report to City Council is targeted for August 2014.

The results of the statistically valid survey will be presented with the final Phase 3 report.

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