Sport Partners

Sport Partners
False Creek Kayakers | Photo: Jason Gallant / Flickr

B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO)

PavCo operates two of B.C.'s top public assembly facilities: BC Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre. From hosting global summit meetings to world class sporting and entertainment events, PavCo performs on its mandate of generating economic and community benefit.

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA)

The CSTA's mission is to increase capacity and competitiveness of communities across Canada in hosting sporting events. Some of its key objectives include:

  • Providing the sport tourism industry with a credible image and profile
  • Facilitating networking, educational and communication opportunities between sport and tourism partners
  • Facilitating access to national tools such as a business plan template for staging a sporting event, an events database, sport tourism economic assessment model and a sport tourism planning template is a comprehensive website showcasing British Columbia's readiness to host sport events. This online database has a complete inventory of both summer and winter sport facilities and includes photo galleries, technical venue information, local support services and key contacts in each community. The website also features resources and links, as well as showcasing the current sport tourism activity in the province.

National Association of Sport Commissions (NASC)

The National Association of Sport Commissions (NASC) is the CSTA's counterpart in the United States. The NASC is the primary network for communication and information-sharing on all topics relating to the sports event industry.

Sport BC

As a federation of sport organizations, Sport BC provides leadership, direction and support to foster the growth and development of amateur sport in British Columbia. Sport BC advocates a collective position for amateur sport in British Columbia on key cross-sport issues and provides management services to enhance the effectiveness and growth of affiliated sport organizations. Their list of sport associations in B.C. is available here.

Sport Canada

Sport Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence and the development of the Canadian sport system to strengthen the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society.

Volunteerism is a community connector, providing a platform for not-for-profit organizations to post volunteer positions, and volunteers can search for the right role. It connects over 1,500 organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who are willing to lend their time and talent.™ was originally created to encourage volunteerism and increase access to volunteer opportunities across Canada, leading up to and beyond the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Launched in 2005, VolWeb.caTM attracts both event organizers and volunteers interested in special event volunteering.

BestCities Global Alliance

Tourism Vancouver is one of the founding partners of BestCities, the world's first and only convention bureau alliance with 10 partners on five continents. BestCities is an international alliance leading the way in developing global best practices through innovation, knowledge exchange, professional development and client servicing in the meetings and events industry.

Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement. The COC leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada.