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Two CCA Championship Events Win at the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards

Thursday, 19 April 2012 - Posted by Canadian Curling Association

The Canadian Curling Association, nominated by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) for two of its Season of Champions events, won in both categories at the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards today in Richmond, British Columbia.

Fans at the 2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship (Photo Michael Burns)

In the CSTA International Sport Event of the Year (presented by Tourism Winnipeg) category, the 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship held in Regina, Saskatchewan, was chosen over the 2011 World Baseball Challenge (Prince George, BC) and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Finals 2011 (Quebec City, Quebec).

The 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, held in London, Ontario, was selected as the CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year (presented by Tourism Montreal). Other events in this category included the 2011 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships – Nationals (Welland, Ontario)
and the 2011 Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships (Ottawa, Ontario).

Greg Stremlaw, CEO of the Canadian Curling Association, accepted the awards today at the presentation luncheon held during the CSTA’s annual Sport Events Congress in Richmond. Also in attendance was Peter Inch, Chair of the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier organizing committee from London, Ontario.

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a tourism industry-led organization that promotes sport tourism as an economic driver at the community level. The CSTA services over 300 members across Canada, including 125 municipalities, 150 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and variety of other national and provincial sport and tourism industry partners.

2011 Tim Hortons Brier (Photo Michael Burns)

About Canadian Curling Association
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 (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.


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