Whistler Ironman 2013 :: Boost for Whistler Vacation Rentals by Owner

Whistler Ironman 2013 :: Boost for Whistler Vacation Rentals by Owner

On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, The World Triathlon Corporation confirmed that Whistler has been selected to host Ironman Canada on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, as well as races next four years…

“Whistler is recognized worldwide as a sought-after travel and outdoor recreation destination. As the new host community of Ironman Canada, Whistler will immediately earn a reputation as a triathlon destination,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for WTC. “With its accessibility to major west coast markets, stunning beauty and tourism infrastructure, Whistler will resonate with our athletes, their families and fans of Ironman.”

Barrett Fisher, president and CEO of Tourism Whistler, thanked all the partners in the bid…

“All of our resort partners supported the bid as well, with the hotel community unanimously supporting it as well as the business community that will benefit from the estimated 15,000-plus room nights the event will generate. We had the support of Pemberton, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, CN Rail, the Ministry of Transportation. There are lots of things still to be confirmed, but we’re exceptionally excited that Whistler was chosen.”…

Read the whole article at The Pique.


October 11, 2012

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