The host organizing committee for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa commissioned Canadian Sport Tourism Association (CSTA) to conduct an economic impact assessment of the event.
The results reflected that the 2009 world junior championship was the largest single sport event ever held in Ontario, attracting thousands of fans, media and participants to the region. Highlights from the CSTA report include:
The championship’s legacy
The 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship provided one month of world-class junior hockey in many parts of Ontario, culminating in the 11-day event in Ottawa. Fans in Hockey Country not only supported the event in record numbers at the games, with 453,274 tickets issued for the 31 games, but more than 1,500 volunteers made this the best event ever for Hockey Canada.
The success of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, through the efforts of a strong host organizing committee and volunteer force, has delivered on its promise to provide a lasting legacy from the event as outlined below:
For more information regarding the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship Legacy Fund or to download an application form, please visit www.odha.com.
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