Two CCA Championship Events Win at the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards
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.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.