Sport Tourism Canada is pleased to announce that the PRESTIGE Awards, honouring exceptional sport events, people and organizations, will return in 2023.

This will mark the 15th year for the PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Awards, which began in 2007.

“It is so encouraging to see sport events returning to all parts of the country, and we are excited to be able to resume our PRESTIGE awards program,” said Heather Bury, Chair, Sport Tourism Canada Board. “We know there were some amazing events held since our last nomination period, so we will look at including events from the calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022 in this round of nominations.”

Details of the 2023 PRESTIGE Awards program will be announced later this year. The presentation of the awards and a luncheon are expected to take place during Sport Events Congress in Richmond, BC, scheduled for June 6-8, 2023 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel & Vancouver Airport Marriott.