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November 24, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) Sport Tourism Canada (STC) is pleased to partner again with Edmonton Events, following the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Sport Events Congress due to the global pandemic, to announce that Sport Events Congress will be back as an in-person event on March 22-24, 2022 in Edmonton.  

As the leader of the $7.4 billion sport tourism sector, Sport Tourism Canada has staged Sport Events Congress since 2001. It draws together all segments of Canada’s sport tourism industry leaders including destination tourism professionals, sport events rights holders, event management firms, hoteliers, the education sector and elected officials.  

#SEC22 promises to be everything that attendees know and love about Congress – interactive, educational, opportunities for business-to-business networking, evening social events (including an Edmonton Oilers NHL match-up at Rogers Place), and plenty of fun!  

Since the pandemic has significantly altered sport hosting in Canada, SEC22 programming will focus on recovery and supporting the sport tourism industry to bounce back. The 2022 edition of Sport Events Congress will provide the tools and expertise needed to fulfill this challenge and the event format will look a little different.  

Sport Tourism Canada takes the safety of its event participants very seriously and is working closely with Edmonton Events and the host venues for SEC22 to have all recommended health protocols in place, along with some extra safety measures that we believe are necessary and prudent.  

For now, save the date for SEC22 on March 22-24 on your calendar and keep an eye on our social media channels and website for the launch of registration in mid-December.  

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About Sport Tourism Canada (STC)

Sport Tourism Canada is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 130 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with over $7.4 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.


Barb MacDonald

Communications Consultant  | Sport Tourism Canada

Tel: 613-521-7314