Sydney facility to welcome international women sporting event and future tourism opportunities

Government of Canada support will help Cape Breton host the 2024 World Women’s Curling Championship.

June 28, 2023 · Sydney, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Atlantic Canadians are proud to welcome visitors from across Canada and the world to enjoy world-class culture, art, and sporting events at unique venues. The Government of Canada is investing in infrastructure like stadiums and arenas to help position the region as a destination of choice for major events, boosting regional economies and supporting jobs and growth.

A sweeping success for Sydney

Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, announced a non-repayable contribution of $850,000 to Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) for improvements to the Centre 200 sport and entertainment facility in downtown Sydney. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This contribution will help CBRM purchase and install a new video scoreboard and clock, and upgrade its sound and video equipment in preparation to host the 2024 World Women’s Curling Championship in March of next year. Signs will also be replaced with customizeable LED video signs, creating more sponsorship opportunities. These enhancements will help Centre 200 host even more national and international events, stimulating the local economy during the off-season, and creating long-term tourism growth in Cape Breton.

This announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to help communities seize new and exciting economic opportunities.

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