Prince George to Host 2019 World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George hosted Canada in 2015, next it will host the world in 2019.
Today the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club announced it has landed the 2019 World Para-Nordic Skiing Championships at Otway Nordic Centre.
The event will run Feb.15-24, 2019 and feature approximately 140 athletes from 20 countries.
It will mark the first-time Prince George has hosted a world championship and comes on the heels of its successful hosting of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
“This just builds on the 2015 Canada Winter Games legacy that we have and it’s an unbelievable event,” said a jubilant Mayor Lyn Hall. “We’re now bringing the world to Prince George in 2019 to participate in this event and it’s one of those events we really hoped we could attract because of the legacy of our facilities and that’s what this is about.”
He added the economic impact will be undeniable.
“It will be a huge economic boost. So we talk about sports tourism in Prince George and throughout the province and this is going to add to that particular piece of our strategy,” said Hall.
“We’re looking at trying to attract more sporting events to Prince George and it boosts our economy not only locally but regionally.”