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 …

St. John’s Hosts Successful WTKF World Open

The 2018 Traditional Karate World Championships were held in St. John’s from October 22-28 and attracted over 350 of the best adult and youth practitioners of Traditional Karate from around the world. Brazil, Poland, USA, Great Britain, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico and Canada were amongst the 35 countries represented at the bi-annual championships.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Coming To Mount Pearl

              The City of Mount Pearl has one more reason to celebrate their deep love of hockey. Rogers Hometown Hockey announced its 2018-2019 tour dates today, including a stop in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, in November 2018. “We are very proud to welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey to Mount Pearl,” said Mayor Dave Aker. “Rogers is honouring the tradition of …

St. John’s Awarded 2018 ISBHF World Junior Ball Hockey Championships

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is proud to announce the Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association has won the bid to host the 2018 ISBHF World Junior Ball Hockey Championships… The 2018 ISBHF World Under 20 and Under 18 Ball Hockey Championships will be held from July 4 – 8, 2018 in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Canadian Ball Hockey …

NL Growlers Join ECHL For 2018/19 Season

Its official, St. John’s, NL will be joining the ECHL with an expansion team known as the NL Growlers. The St. John’s team will be owned by Deacon Sports and Entertainment, an entity controlled by Dean MacDonald. Glenn Stanford, the long-time President of the City’s American Hockey League franchise, will oversee operations. The expansion team for St. John’s was approved …

CBS To Host Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Boost Nationals

Some of the best curlers in the world, including the reigning world champion, will be in Conception Bay South next season for a Pinty’s Grand Slam tour stop. The Boost National, featuring a total of 30 men’s and women’s teams including the Brad Gushue Rink, will take place at the CBS Arena in Kelligrews from December 11-16, with teams competing …

Tim Hortons Brier Named Finalist For CSTA 2017 Event of the Year

The finalists have been named for the 2018 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) PRESTIGE Awards, which recognize sport tourism events, organizations, volunteers and leaders in seven different categories. The PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Awards are now into their 12th year, and has honoured many exceptional events, people and organizations throughout that time since they began in 2007. “Once again this year our nominations represent the strong …

2017 Tim Hortons Brier Economic Impact Report Released

The numbers are official! The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier was worth an estimated $10.1 million to the province, including $9.1 million to the City of St. John’s economy. “The City of St. John’s is proud to be a supporting partner of the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, which was a major success,” said Mayor Danny Breen. “The City made a $250,000 …

World Traditional Karate Federation Visits St. John’s

Destination St. John’s and STEP St. John’s hosted representatives from the World Traditional Karate Federation who are looking at potential hosts for the 2018 World Championships.  While in St. John’s, WTKF President W.J. Kwiecinski (Warsaw, Poland) and North American VP Michael Tabassi (Washington, D.C.) viewed various competition and training venues, potential hotel accommodations and met with newly elected City of …