Sports Tourism in Summerland

Enjoyed the Summerland Steam team on home ice, it’s a great small town effort.  For info on the Summerland Steam, click this:

http://www.summerlandsteam.com/

Young Stars Tournament at SOEC was a huge success, and yet another indicator of the positive impact of sports tourism on hard hit local economies.  I enjoyed watching Winnipeg vs Vancouver, and was encouraged to see just how much business activity this event, along with IRONMAN & GRANFONDO generates for the area.  And, remember, these 3 major events are all in addition to the ONGOING economic impact of the Okanagan Hockey Academy, also at the SOEC.

Enjoyed the dinner and celebration event with friends from the hockey world at the BC Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  Here’s some background on the BC Hockey Hall of Fame

http://www.pentictonherald.ca/top_story.php?id=373670&type=Local

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