PRESTIGE Awards Finalists




2018 PRESTIGE AWARDS FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)


CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group A: event budget greater than $1 million)

presented by Ottawa Tourism

  • 2017 Canada Summer Games, (Winnipeg, Man.)
  • 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, (St. John’s, Nfld.)
  • Invictus Games Toronto 2017, (Toronto, Ont.)


CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award (Group B: event budget less than $1 million) 

presented by Ottawa Tourism

  • 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games, (Brantford/County of Brant, Ont.)
  • 2017 World Junior A Challenge, (Truro, N.S.)
  • BMO NBA Courts Across Canada, (Haida Gwaii, B.C; Saskatoon, Sask.;  Brandon, Man.; Kitchener, Ont.; Québec City, Que., Dartmouth, N.S.; Moncton, N.B.)


CSTA International Sport Event of the Year Award

presented by Edmonton Events

  • 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championships, (Edmonton, Alta.)
  • ATB Tour of Alberta 2017, (Edmonton, Alta.)
  • FISE World Series Edmonton 2017, (Edmonton, Alta.)


CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award

presented by Québec Destination affaires

  • Sachin Kotecha, Events Director, Quidditch Canada, (Waterloo, Ont.)
  • Robbie Larter, Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour; 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
  • Paul van Nostrand, 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, (Fort St. John, B.C.)


CSTA Sport Tourism Champion Award

presented by ConnectOnCampus

  • Darrell Cox, Manager, Major Events, Ottawa Tourism, (Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie; Government House Leader, (Québec City, Que.)
  • Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George, (Prince George, B.C.)


CSTA Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award

presented by WestJet

  • Edmonton Events, (Edmonton, Alta.)
  • Events Regina, (Regina, Sask.)
  • Ottawa Tourism, (Ottawa, Ont.)


CSTA Sustainable Sport Event of the Year Award

presented by CBC Sports

  • La Coupe Rogers présentée par Banque Nationale, (Montreal, Que.)
  • Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, (Halifax, N.S.)



CSTA Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award

presented by Adup Display

  • Freson Bros., 2017 Freson Bros. Canadian Ringette Championships, (Leduc, Alta.)


CSTA Sport Tourism Rising Stars

  • Heather Bury, Saskatoon Sports Tourism,( Saskatoon, Sask.)
  • Jo-Annie Charbonneau, Triathlon Montréal, (Montréal, Que.)
  • Matt Moore, Rath Eastlink Community Centre, (Truro, N.S.)
  • Brandon Pickard, Durham Tourism, (Whitby, Ont.)
  • Mike Warkentin, Northlands, (Edmonton, Alta.)