The eight recipients of the 2015 PRESTIGE Awards was announced yesterday by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) and were celebrated by their peers in Toronto at Canada’s largest annual gathering of sport and tourism professionals, event managers and industry suppliers, Sports Events Congress 2015.
The 9th edition of the PRESTIGE Awards take on even more meaning in 2015, Canada’s Year of Sport.
“Each of the PRESTIGE recipients, finalists and indeed the PRESTIGE Luncheon sponsors, are building Canada’s reputation as a world-leader in sport tourism-a highly competitive market which contributes an impressive $5.2 billion dollars to the Canadian economy annually. The PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon unites Canadians from coast to coast in order to celebrate the vision, community building and leadership that excellence in sport tourism requires. The CSTA congratulates the recipients and all the builders that fuel Canada’s sport tourism industry,” said Rick Traer, CSTA CEO.
2015 PRESTIGE AWARDS RECIPIENTS are:
CSTA SPORT EVENT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Ken Hall – Tournament Chair, 2014 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey International Women’s Cup (Brampton, ON)
CSTA SPORT TOURISM CHAMPION AWARD
John Winston (General Manager, Tourism London)
CSTA CANADIAN SPORT EVENT SPONSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Petro-Canada – Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif (Ottawa, ON)
CSTA SPORT TOURISM ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
SCORE – Sport Charlottetown (Charlottetown, PE)
CSTA CANADIAN SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD [Event Budget Less than $1 Million]
2014 Canada 55+ Games (Strathcona County, AB)
CSTA CANADIAN SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD [Event Budget Greater than $1 Million]
Subaru Ironman 70.3 World Championship (Mont-Tremblant, QC)
CSTA INTERNATIONAL SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
2014 TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final (Edmonton, AB)
CSTA SUSTAINABLE SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games (Vancouver, BC)