Honouring Alberta’s Returning Olympians and Paralympians at Calgary’s Celebration of Sport

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary’s inaugural Celebration of Sport event, coming soon after the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, will have an Olympic focus, and, in partnership with the Province of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection, will honour Alberta’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

CALGARY’S CELEBRATION OF SPORT
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

WinSport, Markin MacPhail Centre

The event sold out quickly when tickets frst became available in June, but due to overwhelming demand, additional tables and expanded seating have been made available for purchase online at sportcalgary.eventbrite.ca.

“Canada was represented in Rio by exceptional athletes, many of whom are from Calgary or train here in Calgary,” says Catriona Le May Doan, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and Senior Director Community Engagement and Marketing for Sport Calgary. “The athletes that live and train in Calgary work so hard, they, and those who facilitate their training, deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their tremendous efforts.”

Barry M. Heck, President and CEO of WinSport says, “WinSport is thrilled to host Sport Calgary and the frst annual Celebration of Sport. We understand the importance of our Olympic legacy in Calgary, and the benefit that comes to a city that supports and celebrates its athletes.” 

More information about Calgary’s Celebration of Sport (formerly the Mayor’s Sport Breakfast), led jointly by Sport Calgary, Tourism Calgary and Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, can be found at SportCalgary.ca and sportcalgary.eventbrite.ca.

Murray Sigler, Sport Calgary’s Executive Director and CEO, and Catriona Le May Doan, Sport Calgary’s Senior Director of Community Engagement and Marketing, are available for media interviews. Please contact 403.387.7772.

Evans Hunt