Interim CEO Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
Last week the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce expressed its full support of the City of Regina in its joint bid to host the 2023 World Junior Championship.
We would like to commend Regina and Saskatoon city councils, REAL, Economic Development Regina and our provincial tourism leaders for their collaboration to develop a very attractive and strong bid in such a short time.
An event of this magnitude is an investment in our community on so many levels. We all understand the positive economic impact a world-class event has on our tourism partners and our local businesses and service providers. This boost to our economy follows the immense benefits that an in-person Western Canada Agribition and Grey Cup 2022 will provide in November.
With the influx of hockey officials and fans, plus the 120 million TSN viewers, the World Juniors will allow us to showcase to an international audience the abundant amenities and attractions Regina has to offer.
As a city that is recognized worldwide for developing local, national and international hockey stars, it is only natural that we host the best junior hockey players. We understand the connection between hockey, business and community success.
Not only will we see economic spinoff and world-wide profile from the World Juniors, but there is also a community advantage for young hockey fans to benefit from watching elite athletes work toward their goals.
This will provide inspiration to our future community leaders as they get a chance to watch firsthand that determination, hard work and goal setting will help them fulfill their dreams.
If Hockey Canada and the IIHF need another reason to select Regina as a co-host the 2023 World Juniors, have them check out our amazing volunteer network. For every national and international event we’ve hosted, these incredible ambassadors always create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our visitors.
To make sure we are part of this international experience, our team at the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce will provide promotional support and share our organizational and creative talents on the World Junior planning committee.
Blow the whistle and get ready to drop the puck because Regina is ready for this gold medal opportunity!
Have a great Regina day!