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Two CCA Championships Selected as Finalists for the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) announced the finalists of the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards, which celebrate people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of Canadian communities.

2011 Tim Hortons Brier (Photo: CCA/Michael Burns Photography)

2011 Tim Hortons Brier (Photo: CCA/Michael Burns Photography)

As part of this process, the Canadian Curling Association has been notified that it has been chosen as a finalist in two major categories. These categories are the International Sport Event of the Year and the Canadian (National) Sport Event of the Year, where the 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship and the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, respectively, have been formally selected as finalists. The list of finalists in these categories is as follows:

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year:

  • 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship (Regina, SK)
  • 2011 World Baseball Challenge (Prince George, BC)
  • ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Finals 2011 (Quebec City, Quebec)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award:

  • 2011 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships – Nationals (Welland, ON)
  • 2011 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2011 Tim Hortons Brier (London, ON)

The formal selection of the winning events will be made at the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Congress on April 19th in Richmond, British Columbia.

About the CCA:

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials.

The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (20 and under), Seniors (50 and over), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.

For further information please contact:

Greg Stremlaw
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Curling Association
Office: 613.834.2076 x 117
Cell: 613.799.9993
gstremlaw@curling.ca