Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Sports Tourism announced today the launch of their new partnership program. The Saskatoon Sports Tourism Partnership Program is designed to aid local organizations in their pursuit of sport events and in remaining competitive in an increasingly demanding sports tourism market.

“Saskatoon Sports Tourism needs to be at the top of our game to play in the big leagues and win bids to host major events”, said Randy Fernets, Managing Director of Saskatoon Sports Tourism. “We appreciate the support we receive from our investing partners and our participating Destination Marketing Fund (DMF) hotels. We are now approaching the corporate community and private sector to help us generate the required resources to keep us competitive.”

Saskatoon Sports Tourism is delighted to announce the first participants in their partnership program: Dakota Dunes Casino as MVP Partner, the 2013 Memorial Cup Host Committee as Team Builder Partner, and Saskatoon Soccer Centre Inc. as Sports Fan Partner.  

“We want to take this opportunity to thank Dakota Dunes Casino, the 2013 Memorial Cup Host Committee and Saskatoon Soccer Centre Inc. for being the first to contribute to our new program”, said Hugh Vassos, Project Development Consultant for Saskatoon Sports Tourism. “Their generosity will ensure we have the necessary resources to attract top sporting events to Saskatoon.”

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For more information, contact:

Heather Bury
Sport and Event Sales
Saskatoon Sports Tourism
Direct: (306) 931-7583

Hugh Vassos
Project Development Consultant
Saskatoon Sports Tourism
Phone: (306) 222-5392

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, and hotel accommodations and helps increase local awareness and attendance at events. For more information, visit

About Dakota Dunes Casino
The Dakota Dunes Casino is located on the historical Whitecap First Nation, 20 minutes south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Highway 219. Located on a hilltop at the height of the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin, this beautiful Vegas-style casino offers a magnificent view to compliment top-notch entertainment and First Nations hospitality. For more information, visit