Lethbridge has a strong event hosting resume with a history of enthusiastic volunteers and a proven track record of strong partnerships.
Contact us to discover how we can help! We offer free services and support to sport organizations and event right holders to host your next sporting event in Lethbridge.
We provide bidding assistance, identify funding opportunities, and liaise with key bidding and hosting partners.
Resources available include
a sport event bid package template,
a complete listing of Bed & Breakfasts and Campgrounds in and around Lethbridge, and
a complete set of indoor and outdoor provincial and territorial flags sets including poles and stands.
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From fantastic community spirit and top notch facilities, to unparalleled service and affordability, Lethbridge is the ideal location for your next event. We're here to help! We'll connect you with the right partner organizations and individuals who can help you succeed.
Hosting a major sports event provides an opportunity to showcase our region, to promote the health benefits of sport, and to network and nurture friendships. We provide resources to support organizations and individuals with bidding and implementation of sporting events in Lethbridge.
Our legacy of hosting major sports dates back to 1975 when we hosted the Canada Winter Games! The Lethbridge Sport Council supports major events that typically generate over $12 million in economic activity annually. Hosting a major sports event provides an opportunity to showcase our region, to promote the health benefits of sport, and to network and nurture friendships. With first-class facilities and a strong volunteer spirit, we can host many more!
Without the Lethbridge Sport Council the 2011 Football Canada Cup wouldn't have been in Lethbridge, let alone be the fantastic event it became. They were professional from the beginning and sold everyone on the idea of Lethbridge as a top notch host community then delivered in spades.
What is Sport Tourism?
Sport Tourism refers to any involvement in a sporting activity, either casually or in an organized way, away from home. A sport tourist is one who travels because of a sport for more the 80km and/or stays overnight and may include:
Athletes, coaches and officials
Family and friends
Volunteers and fans
Sport tourism includes both those who travel to see a major sporting events such as the Olympics and those who travel for their family member’s weekend regional event.
Some sport tourists travel just for the sporting event while others extend their stay. Either way sport tourism is the fastest growing segments of tourism in Canada