The City of Brantford and the County of Brant have been named a finalist for the 2018 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Prestige Awards.
BRANT COUNTY - The City of Brantford and the County of Brant have been named a finalist for the 2018 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Prestige Awards.
The nomination is for the Sport Event of the Year category with a budget under $1 million dollars. Brantford and Brant County teamed up last year to host the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games. CEO of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Rick Traer explains how they select the finalists.
"Once again this year our nominations represent the strong and vibrant sport tourism industry in Canada. We have consistently ranked as one of the top nations in the world for hosting events, and the calibre of this year’s nominees reflects the capability and expertise we have right across this country. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit nominations, and congratulations to each of our finalists."
Tourism Business Development Officer for the City of Brantford and ParaSport Games Co-Chair Donna Clements says they are thrilled to be nominated.
"It was always our goal to deliver games focusing on high calibre competitions for Para Athletes. Hosting the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games was infectious for our two communities,” stated Donna Clements, Tourism Business Development Officer for the City of Brantford and ParaSport Games Co-Chair. “From the Games Organizing Committee to the volunteers, staff and students involved, all were so excited to be part of such a wonderful event and it showed with everyone’s enthusiasm and compassion to make the Games the Best Games ever!"
Brant Tourism Supervisor and 2017 ParaSport Games Co-Chair Russell Press is optimistic about the Brantford/Brant entry,
"To be nationally recognized with these other great events for an award of this magnitude really does tie a nice bow on the 2017 ParaSport Games. If community cooperation, enthusiasm and passion are measureables for which event wins, we're feeling pretty good about our chances."
Saskatoon Sports Tourism will announce the winning recipients on Thursday, March 8, during the 12th Annual PRESTIGE Awards gala luncheon in Halifax.