CSTA PRESTIGE Awards recipients honoured for excellence in the sport tourism industry

Richmond, BC– (Press Release) – The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) announced the recipients of the 2012 PRESTIGE Awards today at the 6th Annual PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon, which pays tribute to individuals and groups from across Canada for their contributions to the sport tourism industry.

“We are thrilled to honour those who have truly made a significant impact on the Canadian sport tourism industry,” said CSTA President Grant MacDonald, who presented the awards along with PRESTIGE sponsors on Thursday. “These awards celebrate the people, places and events that make Canada’s dynamic sport tourism industry so integral to the economic fabric of our communities.”

More than 340 individuals from Canada’s sport and tourism communities attended the luncheon, which was held in conjunction with the CSTA’s 2012 Sport Events Congress.

A complete list of the 2012 recipients is noted below. More information about the recipients, including photos, can be found online at: www.canadiansporttourism.com.

2012 PRESTIGE Awards Recipients 

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year presented by Tourism Winnipeg

• 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championships (Regina, SK)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Tourisme Montreal

• 2011 Tim Hortons Brier (London, ON)

CSTA Collegiate Sport Event of the Year Award presented by City of Brantford

• 2011 CIS Men’s Basketball Championships (Halifax, NS)

CSTA Community Service Award presented by InterContinental Hotels Group Canada

• Amanda Jacinthe Hamel (Charlottetown, PEI)

CSTA Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by River Rock Casino Resort

• Dakota Dunes Casino (Dakota Dunes Casino Open: Canadian PGA Tour)


CSTA President’s Award Recipients

The CSTA President’s Award aims to recognize an individual, company or organization that has made a significant contribution to the overall success of community, national or international sport event(s) hosted in Canada.

The CSTA presented four distinguished President’s Awards to the following individuals and groups:

Public Sector Supporter
• His Worship Mayor Donald Atchison (Saskatoon, SK)

Sport Tourism Builder
• Tom Valcke (St. Marys, ON)

Multi-Sport Games, National
• 2011 Canada Winter Games (Halifax, NS)

Multi-Sport Games, Regional
• 2011 Western Canada Summer Games (Kamloops, BC)

About CSTA

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.

For more information, contact:

Andrea Guzzo
Tel: (613) 523-7617

Rick Traer
CSTA Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (613) 688-5843







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