Mr. Colin Sines passed away peacefully on September 24th 2017. Colin was an incredible visionary and leader, and he embraced the LGBT community on so many levels. Based in Niagara region, he was an advocate for tourism to the area, as well as the publisher of OUTVisions, a local LGBT publication. His colleagues at OUTVisions remember him as “a mentor and sage for many of us who sought to learn from a charming, knowledgeable and giving man. His compassion for people, his gracious teachings and love of his work made him a person who everyone wanted to work with. Colin made everything easy and he knew how to handle every situation. Colin not only taught but he kept learning every single day.”

Colin was also CEO and Executive Director of Travel Gay Canada, and through his dedicated efforts and positive networking, helped to build Canada into the LGBT-friendly country it is today.

Colin will be deeply missed by friends and colleagues within the travel and tourism industry, the publishing industry, and the LGBT community at large.

All are welcome to join family and friends at a Celebration of Life in honour of Mr. Colin Sines to be held:

Sunday October 1st, 2017 from 1pm – 3pm

Royal Cambridge, 29 Platoff Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake (parking lot behind Prince of Wales).

For those needing accommodations:

Prince of Wales is offering a friends and family rate of $149 plus tax. Please contact Betty Wong directly at

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.