Through their Sport Host Abbotsford program, Tourism Abbotsford provides support services to sport groups in the following ways:
For local sport organizations (LSOs) or other sporting groups looking to bid on an event - be it provincial, regional, national, or international - Sport Host Abbotsford can assist with the creation of the bid document. From utilizing our destination promotional materials, to bringing together stakeholders, Sport Host Abbotsford will use its resources to help boost the bid and ensure Abbotsford is well represented and the LSO group is well supported.
For those events that have been secured, Sport Host Abbotsford encourages event organizers to apply for hosting grants. Grants range from $500 to $3,000 depending on the size of the event. In return, event organizers are asked to complete a post-event report, which should include participant geographic information, overnight stays, and other useful information to help Sport Host Abbotsford generate an estimated economic impact number. Grant program information can be viewed here.
Sport Host Abbotsford is able to provide Visitor Servicing in a number of ways to participants. This could include:
- On-site Visitor Servicing (depending on size of event)
- Info table with guides and other visitor information (not staffed)
- Pre-Event itineraries sent to participants via email
- Welcome kits with visitor information given to participants on first day of competition
Given Tourism Abbotsford's connection to local hotels, Sport Host Abbotsford is able to find the best rate and communicate back to the event organizer to make their selection. Sport Host Abbotsford will then secure the block on their behalf.
For questions, contact Chris Blanchette, Destination Sales & Marketing Manager at Tourism Abbotsford: firstname.lastname@example.org