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RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2020

PRINCE GEORGE – The best in Canada will gather in Prince George for the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships, April 27 to May 2 – exactly two months from today! The Championships will start hot on the heels of other high-profile sporting events like the World Women’s Curling Championships (March 14 – 22) and the Western Canadian Ringette Championships (March 25 – 28).

The successful bid for the Championships was developed by Tourism Prince George in partnership with the North Central Badminton Academy. The organizing committee hopes to create a memorable experience for participants, officials, and visitors, with a focus on hosting social events for athletes.

“We are excited to welcome athletes from across Canada and the world to our city,” said Lisa Davison, Chair of the Host Organizing Committee. “It is our goal that everyone involved has a fantastic competitive and social experience. This is a family event and we encourage spectators of all ages to come watch the best in masters badminton.”

To kick off the festivities, Tourism Prince George will be sponsoring a welcome reception at the Two Rivers Gallery on the eve of the Championships. Other businesses and organizations interested in becoming social sponsors are encouraged to visit www.mastersbadminton2020.ca for more information or email 2020mastersnationals@northcourt.ca.  

The week-long event will feature over 250 athletes competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events, all held at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre. The Championships will generate increased revenue for the accommodation, dining, and retail sectors – with an estimated economic impact of $760,000 to the city.

“The Masters Badminton Championships is the kind of high-profile, national event that brings together a city,” said Tracey McBride, CEO of Tourism Prince George. “Our city pride is evident in our strong volunteer base and the enthusiasm of the local badminton community in bringing this event to Prince George.”  

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Photo caption (L to R): Colin Carson (Manager, Sport Tourism), Tracey McBride (CEO, Tourism Prince George) and Lisa Davison (Chair of the Host Organizing Committee) celebrate the upcoming Canadian Masters Badminton Championships.

Photo credit: Tourism Prince George 

For more information:
Camila Sanchez
Manager, Communications & Industry Relations
Tourism Prince George
sanchez@tourismpg.com
250-640-8483 cell | 250-649-3207 office 

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