Request for Proposal: REVIEW OF EVENT BID PROCESS

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND Sport Tourism Event Partnership (STEP) St. John’s is a sport tourism partnership with eight partners who have a vested interest in growing the sport tourism industry. STEP member partners are Destination St. John’s, the City of St. John’s, the City of Mount Pearl, the Town of Paradise, the Town of CBS, Celebrate NL, the Government of Newfoundland and …

Congrats to Team Gushue

As one of the greatest Tim Hortons Briers ever played wrapped up Sunday, it was fitting that one of the best skips of a generation emerged victorious. Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue won his third Canadian men’s curling championship with a 7-3 victory over Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher in the Brier final before a standing room only crowd at Leon’s Centre. Gushue had …

Launch of Bid Process for 2025 Canada Summer Games

The Canada Games Council officially launched the bid process for the 2025 Canada Summer Games that will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador. The event took place February 25, 2020 at the Confederation Building in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was attended by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and …

Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Headed For Paradise

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team looks to reclaim gold when annual tournament returns to Atlantic Canada CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team is headed to Paradise, N.L., this December to welcome the world to the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup. The event, which was re-branded from the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in 2018, will feature the world’s …

2019 NLVA VolleyFest Deemed A Huge Success

Nearly 2,300 athletes took part in weekend competition After an exceptionally busy weekend of high school and junior high volleyball, 19 champions were finally declared after 180 teams battled it out in 600 matches in 32 venues over two days at VolleyFest 2019 held in St. John’s ovewr the weekend. The tournament, held primarily at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports …

Rogers announces details for Hometown Hockey festival in St. John’s

Two-day festival features NHL Alumni, live entertainment, and a tribute to the Newfoundland Growlers When Rogers Hometown Hockey rolls into St. John’s later this month, the jam-packed schedule will feature meet-and-greets with former big-leaguers, live entertainment, and a live NHL broadcast with some special Newfoundland guests. The two-day festival starts Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Dominion Memorial Market near Quidi …

Atlantic Rock Win the 2019 U19 Canadian Rugby Championships

Under 19 Men’s Atlantic Rock team are national champions for the first time in nine years August 10, 2019 (St. John’s, NL) In an exciting back and forth  match, the Atlantic Rock took on the defending national champions the Ontario Blues in front of a packed home crowd at Adele’s Pitch at the Swilers Rugby Complex. It was a stellar …

Canada Soccer confirms schedules for 2019 Toyota National Championships

Canada Soccer’s premier amateur event – the Toyota National Championships – will kick off on Wednesday 9 October with 153 matches to be played across six competitions in six days across three venues. This year’s 2019 Toyota National Championships will be played in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador (men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (U-17 Cup), …

The National Gives A Real Boost to C.B.S.

The Town of Conception Bay South expects to receive a big boost from the Boost National curling championship when all is said and done. The new C.B.S. Arena is playing host to the Grand Slam of Curling event, which has attracted the top 15 male and female teams on the World Curling Tour. According to C.B.S. Mayor Terry French, a …

St. John’s To Host FIBA World Cup Qualifying Games

Canada Basketball announced today that the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland will host both of Canada’s FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers home games in February. Canada will face Chile on Thursday, February 21 before taking on Venezuela on Sunday, February 24 to conclude the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Two-game ticket packages will go …