CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Recipients Honoured


Edmonton, AB, April 2, 2014 - The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) announced the recipients of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), today at the 8th Annual PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon, which pays tribute to individuals and groups from across Canada for their contributions to the sport tourism industry.

“We have made significant progress in the last number of years in the Canadian sport tourism industry,” said CSTA Chair, Grant MacDonald, alongside PRESTIGE sponsors on Wednesday. “We are particularly proud of recognizing outstanding commitment towards sustainable stewardship with our newest award, the Sustainable Sport Event of the Year.”

More than 350 individuals from Canada’s sport and tourism communities attended the luncheon sponsored by Saskatoon Sports Tourism, which was held in conjunction with the CSTA’s 2014 Sport Events Congress at the Shaw Convention Centre.

A complete list of the 2014 recipients is noted below. More information about the recipients, including photos, can be found online at: www.canadiansporttourism.com.

2014 PRESTIGE Awards Recipients

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

Group A: with an event budget greater than $250,000

  • 101st Grey Cup Festival (Regina, SK)

Group B: with an event budget less than $250,000

  • 2013 Canadian Judo National Championships (Richmond, BC)

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Regional Sport Tourism Office (Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph)

  • IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship (Ottawa, ON)

CSTA Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award presented by WestJet

  • Calgary Sport Tourism Authority (Calgary, AB)

CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Sheraton Centre Toronto

  • Alice Humeny – Chair, ISU Essent World Cup (Calgary, AB)

CSTA Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by ADUP Display

  • Cameco Corporation - MasterCard Memorial Cup (Saskatoon, SK)

CSTA Sport Tourism Champion of the Year Award presented by Tourism Toronto

  • Eddie Francis (Mayor, Windsor, ON)

CSTA Sustainable Sport Event of the Year Award presented by The Ann Duffy Group

This new award builds off of the CSTA’s 2013 launch of the Sustainable Sport and Event Template. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements or contributions by individuals, companies or organizations that have helped advance sustainable and environmental stewardship within a Canadian Sport Event in 2013.  Event organizers, host cities and key partners committed to sustainable events focus on a range of goals and measurable results including smart design and operations, reducing waste and emissions and treading lightly on the natural environment. It can also include initiatives to enhance social inclusion and responsibility, smart economic development and leaving positive legacies in the community, region and sport event and tourism sectors.

  • Sherbrooke 2013 Jeux du Canada Games (Sherbrooke, QC)

About CSTA

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a member driven, tourism industry led organization that promotes sport tourism as a key economic development initiative at the community level.  The CSTA services over 300 members across Canada, including 140 municipalities, 150 national/provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and variety of other national and provincial sport and tourism industry partners.


For more information, contact:

Andrea Guzzo

2014 PRESTIGE Awards
Tel: (613) 794-4344