North Bay Recognized for Sports Tourism

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) -- North Bay continues to receive recognition for the success of the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

The city finished Wednesday as a runner-up for a Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Award for its role in hosting last year’s championship.

North Bay was competing against two major cities as one of three finalists for the CSTA’s 2019 Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award.

The city was up against Vancouver, which hosted the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, and Edmonton, which won the award for hosting the 106th Grey Cup and 2018 Grey Cup Festival, in the category for events with budgets greater than $1 million.

“It’s an honor to have simply been named as a finalist for such a prestigious award,” said Mayor Al McDonald, who was joined by curling championship organizers Rick Miller, Mark Brown and Dave Bennett, as part of a local contingent to attend the awards ceremony in Ottawa. “We thank the organizers and the many volunteers for all of their hard work and for putting North Bay on the world stage during last year’s event.”

CSTA’S PRESTIGE Awards celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic. The awards are presented annually in seven categories to honour individuals, companies and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism industry.

The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. Visit

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Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505