SPORT TOURISM & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOSTED EVENTS
This is a FREE webinar for Ontario Curling Club Members. The first in a six-part webinar series aimed at providing operational support to staff and volunteers in the community curling club environment. Presented by CurlON’s Business of Curling Program, Ontario club operators receive this instruction from industry leaders FREE as part of CurlON’s business commitment in providing more benefits to our membership.
Ever wonder how curling contributes to your local economy? How about how your club is impact on the growth of tourism in your region? Join us for an informative and interactive webinar on the sport tourism business in Canada and how your club is already contributing to a better quality of life in your community and what resources are available to you. An expert from the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance will guide us through the sport tourism industry and what it means for curling in Ontario.
Grant MacDonald is a leader in sport and event hosting and is President of GM Event Inc. With over 25 years’ experience in leadership positions in sport and tourism in the not-for-profit sector, with government and in the private sector, Grant has established a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable leader of organizations and major projects.
Grant is the Past Chair of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance and served as Chair from 2011-14. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and works as a consultant with CSTA’s Consulting Services Program.
Earlier in his career Grant worked with Hockey Canada and other organizations in Halifax staging the World Junior, World Women’s and World Men’s Hockey championships.
Grant is a former NCCP Couse Conductor in baseball having certified over 1,000 coaches. He also was a Master Course Conductor in the sport of baseball, training course conductors and sport leaders.
He began his career in amateur and professional sport while also working as a Scout for the Toronto Blue Jays for eight years, including the World Series year of 1993.