Edmonton Events received three nominations for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards. Nominees from right across the country make up the 24 finalists for the 2017 CSTA PRESTIGE Awards. Representing a wide spectrum of the sport tourism industry in Canada, finalists are drawn from seven different provinces and 20 cities/communities who have all contributed to the over six-billion dollar sport tourism industry in Canada. The events recognized range from local to national to major international championships and tournaments. The awards also honour outstanding individuals and organizations, who work to bid, host and stage sport events across Canada.
Edmonton took home two awards: the CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group B: budget less than $1 million) for the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games and the CSTA Sport Tourism Champion Award that went to the former Executive Director of Edmonton Events, Candice Stasynec. The other nomination that Edmonton received was also for the CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year for the 2016 Global News Canadian Gymnastics Championships.
A big congratulation to our very own Candice Stasynec for winning the Sport Tourism Champion Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual who greatly impacted sport tourism in their community in 2016. The 11th PRESTIGE Awards gala luncheon took place on March 21, 2017 at the CSTA’s annual Sport Event Congress in Ottawa.
To see all of the finalist’s profiles for the 2017 CSTA Awards, click here.