Many spent the last week recovering after two very successful events in Regina as the Queen City played host to both the Brier and the national university women’s basketball championship.
On the heels of that comes news that Regina was named the number one destination with a population of less than 500,000 to host a national or international sporting event by the Canadian Tourism Sports Alliance.
Kirk Morrison with Economic Development Regina says the Queen City does punch above its weight when it comes to hosting big sporting events and conventions. He says there are many factors to that, but there is one that stands out.
“The committed volunteers, that we have that are actually putting their time forward to organize these events,” he said.
“I think the national sports organizations, they understand the passion that exists here, they understand the committed volunteers and they understand the fabulous infrastructure we have.”
What has been a busy few months for the city isn’t over as Regina is putting the final touches on May’s Memorial Cup with the LPGA Canadian Open coming to the Wascana this summer.