The City of North Bay in cooperation with local community groups have experienced considerable success in hosting a wide range of cultural events, conferences, meetings, sporting activities and special events at various levels. The City continues to support events on an ongoing basis through the existence and availability of facilities and infrastructure. These events individually, and more noticeably collectively, provide a significant impact to the community and provide an opportunity to showcase and promote the many positive attributes of our City.
These events and tournaments are organized and run by dedicated volunteer groups with the assistance of city resources and facilities as required.
Over the last 11 years, the City of North Bay has supported many of these events through the Event Hosting Program. We are now excited to share that a new Event Hosting Program has been launched and is now ready to start receiving applications under the new guidelines.
The primary purpose of establishing the Event Hosting Program is to assist local community groups in their ongoing efforts to outreach into the community, by providing financial assistance to them in hosting special events, which, in turn will generally:
Individuals, organizations or businesses may submit the completed Event Hosting Program Application to the City of North Bay’s Arts, Recreation, Culture & Leisure Services Department.
Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm (any applications received after this date will only be processed if there are remaining program funds).
With numerous competing priorities and limited resources, the Event Hosting Program provides a transparent process to evaluate applications with the focus of maximizing community impact, by providing community groups with an outreach into the community.
A Review Committee, consisting of representatives from the Economic Development Department, Community Development & Growth Department and the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce will evaluate each application and make a decision as to approve or decline based on the scoring outcome.
The application will be evaluated using a rate card which will determine the impact of the event on the community. This rate card will also guide the Committee in determining the level of financial support that can be provided.
If approved, the Host applicant will receive a confirmation letter outlining next steps to obtain payment and clearly outlining that funding is contingent on the following: