January 13, 2022, Ottawa, ON—Sport Tourism Canada (STC) and Edmonton Events have made the difficult decision to postpone Sport Events Congress 2022 (SEC22) scheduled for March 22-23-24 in Edmonton. The decision was made in consideration of the recent spike in the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and out of concern for the health and safety of all stakeholders involved.
In a statement sent out to its membership, Sport Tourism Canada said, “This is an extremely disappointing situation as the pandemic has already significantly altered sport hosting in Canada. We know that everyone was looking forward to gathering in-person to learn, network and work together to rebuild the $7.4 billion sport tourism industry in Canada.”
The statement continued, “We understand that you rely on SEC to accelerate your own sport hosting objectives. We will continue to work hard to bring you the event you love – an event that will provide the tools and expertise you need.”
Sport Tourism Canada and Edmonton Events are currently exploring options to re-schedule the event in Edmonton later in the year. The new plan for SEC22 will be announced via email, news release and on social media channels in the coming weeks.
Until then, STC encourages everyone to follow the public health guidelines applicable for your region and to make every effort to stay healthy. Thank you!
About Sport Tourism Canada (STC)
Sport Tourism Canada 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 130 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 over $7.4 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.
Communications Consultant | Sport Tourism Canada