It is official!
Ultimate Canada is pleased to announce that the 2012 Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) will take place in Victoria, B.C. from August 16-19, 2012
VICTORIA TO HOST 2012 CANADIAN ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
VICTORIA – Ultimate Canada has awarded the 2012 Canadian Ultimate Championships CUC) to Victoria, B.C. The British Columbia capital will play host to the national championship from August 16 – 19, 2012 announced Victoria Ultimate Players Society president, Brett Prairie.
"We’re very excited that our bid was successful, and we’re ready for the challenge”, said Prairie. "Work is already underway to secure venues, find sponsors and our tournament co-directors Kevin Bruleigh and Alex McMillan are busy building an army of volunteers.”
The CUC 2012 will bring more than 1500 players representing dozens of teams from across Canada to compete in 5 different divisions: Open (men's), Women's, Mixed, Juniors (under 18), and Masters (over 33).
"It has been 15 years since Victoria last hosted the Canadian Ultimate Championships and Ultimate Canada is happy to see the event return to the city. British Columbia has a long history of producing world-class athletes and we are excited to work with the local organizers to put on a world-class event to showcase athletes from across the country, said Danny Saunders, Executive Director for Ultimate Canada.”
Ultimate Canada, the sport’s national governing body, has over 30,000 members and it is estimated that another 25,000 people play Ultimate in other house leagues. Ultimate Canada has applied for official recognition from Sport Canada. This recognition will help further establish Ultimate and open up access to developmental programs and grants.
"Tourism Victoria was delighted to be part of the bid process that secured this event coming to Victoria next summer. Victoria has a proud reputation of hosting great events and we look forward to welcoming the athletes, friends and family to Victoria for some great competition, said Helen Welch, VP Visitor Services & Market Development for Tourism Victoria.”
About Ultimate: Ultimate is an energetic, fast-paced sport that combines the principles of good sportsmanship with world-class athletic competition. It is also one of the fastest growing sports in the world and British Columbia is home to some of the world’s best players.
For more information contact:
Dave Karn,mailto:CUC2012media@gmail.com, (250) 213-3760
Danny Saunders, Ultimate Canada Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 888-691-1080