In the winter of 2017, Master’s student Chris Charlebois surveyed 251 people attending the Scotties Tournament of Hearts to measure how they perceived the national championship affecting St. Catharines and Niagara region in terms of economic, social, and environmental impacts.
This Niagara Community Observatory policy brief #30, written by Charlebois and Julie Stevens (Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity) presents those findings, as well as economic impact indicators of eight other sporting events held in Niagara over the past five years, in an effort to offer a better methodology for local decision-makers to measure the success of these types of events, and in turn, find ways to effectively support sport-event hosts in the region.
Panelists to be announced. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Carol Phillips (contact information above).
This research presentation and panel discussion is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory and Centre for Sport Capacity.
Niagara Research and Planning Council (operating as Niagara Connects) is seeking new Board Members. Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara.
Mission: “Generating knowledge that drives community action”.
- Community strengths, research, and evidence are linked in order to plan for a stronger Niagara
- Different interests are engaged to work together mobilizing for change; and
- Research and activities are guided by communities.
Applicants should be prepared to:
- Actively engage in supporting Niagara Connects’ mission and mandate within the community of Niagara
- Have some flexibility to attend Board and committee meetings during business hours
- Attend regularly-scheduled meetings of the Board
- Work diligently to complete Board-related activities and projects
- Participate on committees of the Board as appropriate
Click here for more information about Niagara Connects, application guidelines, and submission instructions.