The 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George have been named Sport Tourism Event of the Year and the Sustainable Event of the Year at the CSTA (Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance) Prestige Awards today in Ottawa. The 2015 Games were the only event to win awards in two categories.
The other two finalists in the Sport Tourism Event of the Year category were the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the 103rd Grey Cup Festival. The other two finalists in the Sustainable Event of the Year category were the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games.
While developing Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions, the 2015 Games changed the community of Prince George forever for the better. The 2015 Games also addressed core environmental impacts such as reducing the amount of diverting waste from the landfill, being energy efficient, reducing greenhouse emission and using sustainable wood products just to name a few.