Nominations open for 2017 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards


With special events like the summer Poker Run and international chess tournaments, coupled with a record-setting season for cruise ship traffic, 2017 has been a solid year for the local tourism sector. To honour the people and groups responsible for this success, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is calling for nominations for its 15th annual awards.

Nomination forms for the 2017 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards are available online at CLICK HERE. The deadline to nominate an individual or organization is Wednesday, October 11. This year’s awards are:

Tourism Award of Excellence

Business of the Year Award

Customer Service Award

Tourism Ambassador Award

Hospitality Management Award

“The 2017 awards is our ‘crystal’ anniversary, celebrating 15 years of honouring the people and businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth of our community’s tourism sector,” said Ian McMillan, Executive Director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. “These awards are an opportunity to recognize those who have dedicated their time, passion and commitment to the tourism and hospitality sector.”

The 2017 Tourism Awards ceremony is taking place the evening of Thursday, November 9 at Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront. For ticket and other information, please contact Tara Lucarelli at 705-541-7076 or

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. To learn more about its programs, activity and results, visit

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