Canada Winter Games Pleased with Week One
Prince George, B.C. – Week one of the Canada Winter Games was a resounding success according to Games organizers.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way the first week of the 2015 Games have proceeded so far,” says CEO Stu Ballantyne. “The Opening Ceremony set the tone for this celebration, and cast the City of Prince George in a remarkable light. Exceptional athlete experience is the number one goal of the 2015 Games. The athletes in Week One have experienced venues of cheering fans, exceptional broadcast, webcast and media coverage, and a warm and welcoming community. We’re thrilled at the outcome.”
In addition, the Games say merchandise and ticket sales for Week One “are tracking 25% ahead of planned earnings.”
People are also taking advantage of the Games cultural offerings as they note at its peak the BCLC Centre Stage in Canada Games Plaza drew 5,000 spectators when Alan Doyle and his band played last Sunday night.
Organizers add the number of unique visitors to the Games website is averaging 49,000 a day, 5,200 users on average on the mobile site and 900 hours of webcast footage is drawing 13,000 daily views to www.canadagamestv.ca.
Following transition day yesterday,week two of the Games begins this afternoon.