A joint effort between the County of Colchester and the Town of Truro, the Truro-Colchester Event Attraction Committee was struck to develop a regional strategy focused on attracting opportunities to bid on and host major events.
The Committee has been tasked with building the region’s reputation as an event host destination in order to achieve measurable economic benefits, successfully market Truro-Colchester outside the region and to enhance local social development through sport, culture, community and volunteer opportunities. As part of its work, the Committee will ensure equitable and fair review, selection and bid processes.
The region has successfully hosted a number of major events, including the 2015 Pinty’s Masters Grand Slam of Curling, the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Nova Scotia Music Week events and the Fred Page Cup. Building on successes, the Committee will bring all parties together to ensure Truro-Colchester wins and hosts even larger events and garners their social, economic and cultural benefits.
With an annual operating budget (shared between the Town of Truro and the County of Colchester), the Committee represents diverse interests to achieve its mandate strategy, generate maximum benefit for the region and to ensure equitable and fair evaluation for event selection. The Committee is comprised of:
Nick Sharpe (Chair)
Director of Partnerships & Events. Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Economic Development Officer, Municipality of the County of Colchester
Alison Grant (Treasurer)
Business Development Officer, Town of Truro
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture, Town of Truro
Manager of Recreation Services, Municipality of the County of Colchester
Samantha Madore (Secretary)
Executive Director, Downtown Truro Partnership
Representative from the Chamber of Commerce
Representative from the Tourism Industry
CBDC, Northern Opportunities for Business Limited - Representative from the community
Culinary Creations by Ellen - Representative from the community
Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission - Representative from the community
Tanya Colburne (Vice Chair)
Langille & Colburne – More Than Events - Representative from the community