Sher­brooke 2013 named Cana­dian Event of the Year

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Sher­brooke

A fi­nal hon­our was be­stowed upon the 2013 Sher­brooke Canada Sum­mer Games Host So­ci­ety as the 2014 Cana­dian Tourism Awards jury named the 2013 Games Cana­dian Event of the Year.

The awards cer­e­mony held in Ot­tawa cel­e­brated Cana­dian suc­cess sto­ries in business, event host­ing and mar­ket­ing. The Sher­brooke edi­tion of the Canada Sum­mer Games were up against Mon­treal’s Mo­sai­cul­tures, the 300th An­niver­sary of the Town of Louis­bourg, Nova Sco­tia, and Tourism Can­more Kananaskis (Al­berta).

The nom­i­nees were eval­u­ated on host­ing, in­no­va­tion, eco­nomic im­pact and legacy, all points of pride for the Sher­brooke or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The Cana­dian Tourism Award for Event of the Year is the most pres­ti­gious award re­ceived by the Sher­brooke 2013 Team and the last in a long se­ries of re­gional, pro-

vin­cial and na­tional awards (12) and men­tions (6) in the ar­eas of econ­omy, tourism, sports and en­vi­ron­ment.

“Just to be a fi­nal­ist in the Event of the Year cat­e­gory is in it­self an im­por­tant recog­ni­tion of the qual­ity of the Games”, said Tom Allen, Chair­man of the Board and Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee. “This award po­si­tions Sher­brooke on the Cana­dian stage and shows the rest of the coun­try our abil­ity to come to­gether and host large-scale events.”

End­ing the jour­ney on top of the podium on the na­tional stage is also an op­por­tu­nity to say a fi­nal thank you to all those who were in­volved in this great suc­cess.

The Cana­dian Tourism Award is the Host So­ci­ety’s sec­ond na­tional award, hav­ing re­ceived last April the Pres­tige Award for Sus­tain­able Sport Event of the Year from the Cana­dian Sport Tourism Al­liance.

The Cana­dian Tourism Awards are pre­sented an­nu­ally by the Tourism In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada to rec­og­nize suc­cess, lead­er­ship and in­no­va­tion in Canada’s tourism in­dus­try, and to re­ward those peo­ple, places, or­ga­ni­za­tions and events that have gone above and beyond to of­fer trav­ellers su­pe­rior tourism ex­pe­ri­ences in Canada.

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