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February 22, 2019 - This weekend’s Mushkegowuk Cup, anticipated to attract 52 teams and hundreds of family members and fans, promises to have a significant economic impact on the City of Timmins.

Earlier this week, the Mushkegowuk Council released figures on the projected economic impact to the City of Timmins and its surrounding communities due to this weekend’s 12th Annual Mushkegowuk Cup. The projections were prepared by economist Rick MacLeod Farley with MacLeod Farley & Associates, and document the significant economic impact created by this annual four-day hockey tournament.

The key findings from the economic impact projections include:
- $3.7 million of direct spending within the City of Timmins for accommodations, food, shopping, etc.
- $4.1 million of direct spending combined for Timmins and the region
- $5.1 million total economic impact within the City of Timmins (direct, indirect and induced)
- $5.7 million total economic impact combined for Timmins and the region (direct, indirect and induced)

“These economic impact figures document the significant benefits we bring to the City of Timmins when we choose to bring our annual Mushkegowuk Cup tournament to town,” said Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon. “Our Mushkegowuk Cup 2019 will boost the Timmins and regional economy. The positive impacts will benefit the hotels, stores, arenas, shopping centres and many other businesses. This single tournament is but one example of the huge positive economic impact our communities bring to Timmins and the region.”
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM
  
February 21, 2019 - Fostering healthy lifestyles, unity and personal development, the 12th Annual Mushkegowuk Cup will once again be held in the City of Timmins.

On behalf of the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs, Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon is pleased to announce the tournament is taking place in Timmins from February 22 to 24, 2019 – endorsed annually by the Mamowihitowin of the Omushkegowuk (annual general assembly for the Mushkegowuk region).

“Hockey continues to be a sport of high interest and a good part of our Cree lifestyle, and the upcoming Mushkegowuk Cup 2019 will demonstrate this,” said Mushkegowuk Council’s Special Projects Coordinator Doug W. Cheechoo.

“The game of hockey has always brought people together, and we are happy to have so many people gather in our community to share in the love of the game,” added Timmins Mayor George Pirie. “We would like to welcome all the teams, as well as their families and fans, to Timmins and encourage our residents and businesses to show all our visitors why we are the City with a Heart of Gold.”

Mushkegowuk Cup 2019 is anticipated to include 52 teams who will be coming from the Mushkegowuk First Nations and from the Eeyou Istchee (Quebec Cree) communities. Accompanying all the teams will be hundreds of family members and fans who will travel to Timmins to cheer on their team. It is estimated that more than 2,500 hockey enthusiasts will converge in Timmins for the Mushkegowuk Cup 2019.

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Check out this year's amazing sponsors: 

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Tourism Timmins

Mushkegowuk Health

Five Nations Energy

CreeGeo

Mushkegowuk Employment and Training

Mushkegowuk Youth Department

Gold Sponsor

Western James Bay Telecom Network

Silver Sponsor

DeBeers Canada

WP Financial

Dalton Associates

Bronze Sponsor

O’Reilly Sports

Rotary Club of Winnipeg

Siva’s Family Restaurant

Wakenagun Development Corporation

Timmins Flower Shop

Timmins Garage

BH Martin Architectural and Engineering Consultants

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

MacLeod Farley & Associates

Detour Gold

Northern Sports Photography

McCabe Promotional

MacIntyre Catering and Events

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Ramada Inn

Super 8

Microtel

Travelodge

Senator

 

 

 

Posted by Guest  On Feb 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM
  
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