Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Sports Tourism is pleased to announce that Mayor Donald J. Atchison is the winner of the 2012 President’s Award for Public Sector Supporter. The President’s Award recognizes outstanding achievements or contributions by individuals or organizations that have helped profile and build sport tourism in Canada.
“It is an honour and a privilege to receive this award from the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance”, said Mayor Donald Atchison. “A thriving sport tourism industry is a vital component of our community. I believe our local community organizations and volunteers are truly the backbone of Saskatoon’s highly successful sporting events.”
“The Mayor is a consistent advocate of positioning Saskatoon as an exceptional sporting event host destination,” said Todd Brandt, President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon. “He has been a Board member of Saskatoon Sports Tourism since its inception 14 years ago, and has never been hesitant to jump into the fray when we are bidding for major events, or needing to develop competitive sport facilities. Saskatoon is a better City for it.”
The PRESTIGE Awards celebrate people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities. All finalists were honoured at the PRESTIGE Awards gala luncheon today (April 19, 2012), held in conjunction with the 2012 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) Sport Events Congress at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia.
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For more information, contact:
Mayor Donald J. Atchison
City of Saskatoon
President and CEO
Direct: (306) 931-7574
About Saskatoon Sports Tourism
Saskatoon Sports Tourism was created to guide the attraction, retention and creation of sports tourism activities in Saskatoon. Saskatoon Sports Tourism assists event organizers to locate local suppliers, sports venues, hotel accommodations and helps increase local awareness and attendance at events. For more information, visit www.saskatoonsportstourism.com.
About Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a tourism industry led organization that promotes sport tourism as an economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 200 members across Canada, including 105 municipalities, 55 national sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other national and provincial sport and tourism industry partners. For more information, visit www.canadiansporttourism.com.