Calgary’s Celebration of Sport will include Alberta’s Olympians and Paralympians
Sport Calgary – More Seats Made Available for October 13th Event
CALGARY, Alberta — Sport Calgary’s inaugural Celebration of Sport event (formerly the Mayor’s Sport Breakfast) will be a chance to recognize the people and organizations that make Calgary such an incredible sport city. It is comprised of a luncheon, short awards ceremony, and an expert panel discussion on sport. All proceeds from the event will go to supporting amateur sports in the city, and programs that encourage sport participation, like All Sport One Day. The event itself is being led jointly by Sport Calgary, Tourism Calgary and Calgary Sport Tourism Authority.
The 2016 Celebration of Sport, coming soon after the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, will have an Olympic focus, and, in partnership with the province of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection, will honour Alberta’s Olympic and Paralympic teams.
CALGARY’S CELEBRATION OF SPORT
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
WinSport, Markin MacPhail Centre
Tables at the event sold-out in record time, and in response to the overwhelming demand, Sport Calgary today announced that expanded seating has been made available and newly-added seats may be reserved online at sportcalgary.eventbrite.ca.
“Calgary really is one of the ultimate sports cities in the world,” says Catriona Le May Doan, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and Senior Director Community Engagement and Marketing for Sport Calgary. “The athletes that live and train in Calgary work so hard, they, and those who facilitate their training, deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their tremendous efforts.”
Barry M. Heck, President and CEO of WinSport agrees, “WinSport is thrilled to host Sport Calgary and the first annual Celebration of Sport. We understand the importance of our Olympic legacy in Calgary, and the benefit that comes to a city that supports and celebrates its athletes.”
More information about Calgary’s Celebration of Sport can be found at SportCalgary.ca and sportcalgary.eventbrite.ca.
Murray Sigler, Sport Calgary’s Executive Director and CEO, and Catriona Le May Doan, Sport Calgary’s Senior Director Community Engagement and Marketing, are available for media interviews. Please contact 403.387.7772.About Sport Calgary
Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:
- Playing a lead role in the implementation of the Calgary Civic Sport Policy, and ensuring it continues to create a vision for sport in Calgary from introductory to high performance levels.
- Continually identifying and assessing the needs of the sport community and facility stakeholders.
- Encouraging development and enhancement of appropriate facilities and the efficient utilization of current facilities.
- Fostering collaboration within the sport community and coordination of resources amongst stakeholders to develop and enhance facilities.
- Increasing the profile of sport in Calgary, and advocating the values and benefits of sport.
- Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers.
- Acting as a resource for sport organizations.
- Encouraging the hosting of sport events and sport tourism in Calgary.