Celebrate Ontario 2017 now accepting applications

Province investing in festivals and events to boost tourism and create jobs Ontario is encouraging festival and event organizers across the province to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2017 funding. Celebrate Ontario is a grant program that makes it easier for … Continue reading

Eight reasons summer events are better in Calgary

Calgary is an all-season destination, but the city truly comes alive in the summer. With its outstanding music and arts scene, a plethora of food and cultural festivals and one of the world’s largest and most celebrated rodeos, it’s impossible … Continue reading

Understanding the risks and perceptions of mass gatherings

Over the past eight months I had the privilege, along with two of my post-graduate students (Jane Chevrier and Shawn Shapiro), the two colleagues listed to your right and two of Ginette Soulieres’ students (Rachel Thombs and Greg Watkinson), of working on a research project to determine:a) How the public perceives the risks of mass gatherings in Torontob) How those that work in the professions that produce the mass gatherings perceive the risks. Continue reading