REGIONAL SPORT TOURISM OFFICE

  • KITCHENER • WATERLOO • CAMBRIDGE • GUELPH
ONTARIO, CANADA

Comprehensive Sport Hosting Solutions

THE ADVANTAGE OF HOSTING YOUR SPORT EVENT WITH US

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

We’ve excelled in sport event hosting for years. Now our Regional collaborative can offer your event so much more!

TAILORED SOLUTIONS
TAILORED SOLUTIONS

With direct connections to many sport stakeholders throughout the region, we can help navigate through the process!

THE RIGHT RESOURCES
THE RIGHT RESOURCES

With access to the industry's latest tools and resources, we can help enhance your efforts to get the best results!

MAJOR 2014 EVENTS

Ontario Volleyball Provincial Championships
Provincial A Ringette Championships
ISC World Men’s Fastball Championships
Canadian Ultimate Championships
Triathlon Ontario Club Championship
Ontario Provincial Minor Ball Hockey Championships

Ontario Basketball U19 Provincial Championships
Home Run Sports Men's Slo-Pitch Border Battle
Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
Gore Mutual High School Curling Championships
Novice Provincials , Girls Minor Softball
3 Nations Cup, Girls Minor Softball

SPORT EVENT CAPACITY

COMMUNITY SPORTS FACILITIES

WITH RANK IN TIER-TWO ONTARIO DESTINATIONS
INDOOR ICE PADS
RANKED 1ST
SOCCER FIELDS
RANKED 1ST
INDOOR POOLS
RANKED 1ST
BALL DIAMONDS
RANKED 1ST

REGIONAL ACCOMMODATION

HOTEL ROOMS
SEASONAL RESIDENCE BEDS

LARGE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES AND ATHLETIC CENTRES

BY CAPACITY & RANK IN TIER-TWO ONTARIO DESTINATIONS
KITCHENER MEMORIAL
AUDITORIUM
RANKED 2ND
GUELPH SLEEMAN
CENTRE
RANKED 5TH
WATERLOO MEMORIAL
RECREATION COMPLEX
RANKED 7TH
SQ.FT. MULTI-USE RECREATION FACILITY
RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre

POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

University of Guelph
University of Guelph
University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University
 Conestoga<br>College
Conestoga
College

PROCESS

WE PROFESSIONALLY BID, MARKET AND HOST YOUR SPORTING EVENT

01
Bid Development
We understand the bid is the business plan and framework of your sport event. We take the time to fully review all the elements required for a successful sport event from the right holder’s perspective, then professionally package all the key ingredients that make our region your ideal destination.
02
Site Inspections
Join us during our annual SportFAM event, or allow us to organize a personalized tour of our spectacular facilities and amenities. Trust us to execute a review that will give you piece of mind in determining your next great location.
03
Letters of Endorsement
We know the municipal and local decision makers and stakeholders you require support from to advance your program. The RSTO can assist in getting the necessary sanctions without the unnecessary hassles.
04
Volunteer Recruitment
We liaise with local sport organizations on an ongoing basis and have our finger on the pulse of the regional sport community. People are valuable, and finding key personnel is a task we don’t take lightly.
05
Venue Coordination
With an inventory second to none in tier-two markets in Ontario, we’ve solidified relationships with all regional sport venues. We have a handle on their schedule, cycle and needs and know their capabilities.
06
Securing Accommodations
Accommodation operators are our partners in the RSTO program. Sport event hosting is a segment heavily anticipated and our established connections have provided quality housing at preferred prices. Plus, we have the means to simplify and organize your room block requirements using our Regional Reservation System.
07
Food Services
When it comes to food, our Region has its own qualities and characteristics. What’s cooked in the region has become more ethnically diverse, and uses fresh local produce. We can help introduce you to suppliers for all your identified food requirements or to that one special restaurant.
08
Transportation Requirements
Many events require detailed transportation logistics. Our established relationships with group travel service providers help alleviate the often painful process in building these plans.
09
Marketing/Media
With connections to local business partners, media contacts and potential local sponsors we can assist and advise on your event's marketing and promotions. Our Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) partners specialize in visitor services and can utilize their full inventory of resources to support your event before, during and after.
10
Post Event Success Measurement
Today, the business of sport event hosting requires a professional post-evaluation and assessment. The RSTO can help measure your event’s success by integrating the CSTA’s Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM) and the University of Guelph, School of Hospitality and Tourism’s TREAM assessment for qualitative and quantitative results.

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