Play The Rock! Sport Tourism Video Released

Destination St. John’s is pleased to release a promotional video that showcases the region as a preeminent sport tourism destination. When you leave home to travel to an unknown destination for competition it can be unnerving. You want to perform your best. It helps to know that you are landing in a top-notch sport region of Canada. We have exceptional …

Sport Tourism Roundtable Lunch & Learn

Join sport tourism authorities on October 13 at East Side Mario’s (Holiday Inn) for a round table discussion on the latest industry trends and municipal best practices from across the country. Angela Kryhul, Editor, Adrenalin Magazine and Grant MacDonald, Past Chair, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, President, GM Event Inc. will be the featured speakers in this interactive forum intended for …

Professional Basketball Coming to Mile One Centre

The first game for the expansion St. John’s Edge in their inaugural season will be November 18th when they tip off against the Island Storm of Prince Edward Island on the road. Newfoundland and Labrador basketball fans will have their first glimpse of the province’s newest pro team when they hit the court at Mile One Centre on December 1st for …

Hockey Canada Spring Congress Held in St. John’s

The leaders of the game assembled for Hockey Canada’s 2017 Spring Congress in St. John’s over the May long weekend in review and celebration of the 2016-17 season, and to continue the work on developing the game of hockey moving forward. Spring Congress is one of two annual meetings that bring together representation from Hockey Canada’s 13 members as well …

St. John’s Hosts Highly Successful Tim Hortons Brier

The 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada’s national men’s curling championship, was held from March 4–12, 2017 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This marks the second time the Brier has been hosted in St. John’s, the first being the 1972 Macdonald Brier. Newfoundland and Labrador won the Brier 7-6 in the final against Canada, giving skip Brad Gushue his first Brier title. With the win, the Gushue rink …

St. John’s Hosts Event Atlantic Summit

The Event Atlantic Summit is an annual event bringing together political, community and event leaders from all four Atlantic Provinces with the goals of; increasing collaboration with event hosting in Atlantic Canada, examining the sharing of event best practices and enhancing opportunities with events for the region. The 3rd Annual Summit is being hosted March 8-10, 2017 at the Sheraton …

STEP St. John’s Board Expansion

Danny Breen, Chair of STEP St. John’s is pleased to announce additions to the STEP St. John’s Board of Directors effective immediately. “These individuals represent the communities that are vital to a successful regional sport tourism strategy and bring a wealth or experience to the table”, commented Breen. Jason Collins, Director, Community Services, City of Mount Pearl Dave Tibbo, Director, …

Facilities Roundtable Next STEP St. John’s Lunch & Learn Topic

On Thursday, November 3, 2016 (12:00-1:30pm) join facility managers and building operators from around the Avalon Peninsula in a discussion regarding issues pertinent to your everyday operations. User displacement, risk management and venue marketing are some of the topics that will be discussed in this unique forum. This interactive workshop is free to attend and lunch will be provided. If there are specific topics …

Charlottetown Hosts Succesful Event Atlantic Summit

ATLANTIC CANADA EVENT SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH NEW PARTNERSHIPS AND STRONGER COLLECTIVE RESOLVE FOR EVENTS IN ATLANTIC CANADA Charlottetown, PEI (June 16, 2016) – Held from June 14th-16th, the second edition of the Atlantic Canada Event Summit, attracted over 80 elected officials, community, and municipal and event industry leaders from all four Atlantic Provinces. The Summit, concluded today with new partnerships …

World’s best will play in Rock Invitational

Five teams competing in ISC tourney at Lions Park Two of the top teams on the International Softball Congress travel circuit will be in St. John’s at the end of the month for the first ISC-sanctioned fastpitch tournament in Newfoundland. Australian Adam Folkard, rated by many to be the best softball pitcher in the world, will be competing in the …