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CSTA – OTTAWA, ON:  Nominations are now open for the 12th Annual Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards, which recognize sport tourism events, organizations and leaders in seven different categories

The PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Award Program will honour the outstanding contributions of the many different people and organizations that have supported and staged excellent sporting events in the calendar year 2017.

New this year – is a way to acknowledge the ‘next-gen’ of sport tourism professionals in Canada. CSTA is looking to highlight new emerging leaders who are working in the sport tourism industry who demonstrate leadership, creativity, and dynamic energy. The top three will be recognized at this year’s PRESTIGE Award luncheon in Halifax at Sport Events Congress 2018 and nomination information can be found here.

 The PRESTIGE Awards will be presented on Thursday, March 8, 2018 during the CSTA’s annual Sport Events Congress  at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Deadline for nominations:  December 1st at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Nomination criteria and forms for all categories can be found here or follow the links below for the individual online award nomination form.

2018 Award Categories

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Ottawa Tourism

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Edmonton Events

CSTA Canadian Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by Adup Display           

CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Quebec Destination affaires

CSTA Sport Tourism Champion Award presented by ConnectOnCampus

CSTA Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award presented by WestJet

CSTA Sustainable Sport Event of the Year Award presented by CBC Sports

List of Past Recipients 

About the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance 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 150 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 approximately $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.




For more information on nominations contact:

Kelly Weiss, Marketing & Events Coordinator
(613) 867-5814

For media inquiries contact:

Barb MacDonald, Consultant, Communications

 (613) 521-7314