Strathcona County wins big at the Sport Tourism, PRESTIGE Awards!

March 31, 2015

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The 2014 Canada 55+ Games hosted by Strathcona County were awarded the Canadian Sport Event of the Year (with a budget less than $1 million) by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.

“Winning this prestigious award clearly demonstrates Strathcona County lives up to its reputation of being one of Canada’s most livable communities,” said Roxanne Carr, Mayor of Strathcona County. “On behalf of Council, I congratulate the community volunteers, local clubs, businesses and staff, who worked so hard to make this national event an award-winner. Bravo!”

The PRESTIGE Awards are the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s marquis, Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games and Events in Canada.

Other finalists for the award included the 50th Anniversary Vanier Cup and the Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival.

More information about the PRESTIGE Awards

The 2014 Canada 55+ Games held August 27 to 30, brought over 2,000 competitors from across Canada to Strathcona County. Hosting the event required 600+ volunteers, 24 sports and activities, 13 different venues, 14 Games Society members, and cooperation from all Strathcona County departments.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595