Roberts Nash Advisory Group

2016 CSTA Prestige Awards

We are very proud of the work our partner Jay Nash has done to continually elevate the region's squash community and the Nash Cup.  Recognition of this achievement at the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance Awards is a testament to the great work the London Squash and Fitness Club undertakes to bring this event to London each year. Congratulations to Jay and the his team of volunteers for all their work!

 

 

 

Finalists Announced for the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s PRESTIGE Awards

Ottawa, Ont. February 4, 2016: The 24 finalists for the 2016 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards represent the spectrum of the sport tourism industry in Canada. From major multi-sport, multi-city international events, to smaller, intimate local ones, to outstanding volunteers and organizations, the finalists exemplify the best in bidding, hosting and staging sport events across Canada.

“This is the 10th anniversary of the CSTA’s PRESTIGE Awards, and at the conclusion of 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada, the finalists are outstanding examples of the key role that sport plays right across our nation,” said Rick Traer, CEO, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance. “In 2015, Canada once again demonstrated why it has been consistently named one of the world’s leading sport hosting nations. We are honoured that the PRESTIGE awards recognize the people, the events, the sponsors and the communities who contribute to making Canada a world leader in the sport tourism industry and congratulate each one of the finalists.”

The PRESTIGE Awards will be presented on Monday, March 7, 2016 during the CSTA’s annual Sport Events Congress  at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa at a gala luncheon, emceed by broadcast journalist Scott Russell, host of CBC Sports Road to the Olympic Games.

2016 PRESTIGE AWARDS FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group A: budget greater than $1 million) presented by Edmonton Events

  • 2015 Canada Winter Games (Prince George, B.C.)
  • 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships (Kingston, Ont.)
  • 103rd Grey Cup Festival (Winnipeg, Man.)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group B: budget less than $1 million) presented by Edmonton Events

  • BC Athletics Track and Field Championship Jamboree 2015 (Nanaimo, B.C.)
  • Tough Mudder Whistler 2015 (Whistler, B.C.)
  • World Sledge Hockey Challenge 2015 (Leduc, Alta.)

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Tourism Toronto                               

  • FIBA Americas Women's Championship (Edmonton, Alta.)
  • FIFA Women's World Cup (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton)
  • Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games (Toronto, Ont.)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by Adup Display

  • CIBC (Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games) (Toronto, Ont.)
  • Coca Cola (FIFA Women's World Cup) (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton)
  • Freedom 55 Financial Championship (MackenzieTour - PGA Canada) (London, Ont.)

CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year presented by CBC Sports

  • Anthony Everett, 2015 Canada Winter Games (Prince George, B.C.)
  • Bryan Kosteroski, 2015 ISF World Men's Softball Championship (Saskatoon, Sask.)
  • Jay Nash, Nash Cup International Squash Tournament (London, Ont.)

CSTA Sport Tourism Champion of the Year Award presented by RTO 4 (Regional Sport Tourism Office, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph)                                                                                                                   

  • Darrell Cox, (Ottawa Tourism, Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Greg Krischke, (Mayor, City of Leduc, Leduc, Alta.)
  • George Leblanc, (Mayor, City of Moncton, Moncton, N.B.)

Sport Tourism Organization of the Year presented by WestJet

  • Edmonton Events
  • Sport Surrey
  • Vancouver International Marathon Society

CSTA Sustainable Sport Event of the Year presented by Elite Communication

  • 2015 Canada Winter Games (Prince George, B.C.)
  • 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton)
  • Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games (Toronto, Ont.)

Further information on each finalist can be found here:

Tickets

Tickets to the PRESTIGE Awards luncheon are included with Sport Events Congress registered delegates’ fees. Tickets for the awards luncheon are available for individual purchase at cost of $75 + tax per person. For more information about Sport Events Congress, the PRESTIGE luncheon or to register/purchase tickets, visit the CSTA’s website.

About the PRESTIGE Awards

PRESTIGE Awards are the CSTA’s marquis Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events. The goal of these annual Awards is to shine a spotlight on the dynamic Canadians, places and events that are building our nation’s growing sport tourism industry.

About the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA)

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a tourism industry led organization that promotes sport tourism as an economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 400 members across Canada, including 145 municipalities, 200 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry with approximately $5.2 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.

For more information contact:

Barb MacDonald, CSTA Communications Consultant

Tel: (613) 521-7314 barbmacd@storm.ca

 

 

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