By Jemma Young, Content Contributor
The Alberta Summer Games, held every two years, provides many benefits—financial and otherwise—to the host city, surrounding communities, and to the thousands of Albertans who are involved in preparing, running and participating in the weekend-long event.
Although costing hundreds of thousands to put on, the return on investment of the event is well worth the effort from the 15 Board of Directors and the numerous volunteers who give up their time purely for the love of sport and community.
The following presentation serves to provide a glimpse into the economic landscape surrounding the 2014 Games that were held in the city of Airdrie from July 24 to 27.
(We also included some video footage of the Games as part of the presentation slides.)
The information presented was provided by Al Jones, Chairman of the 2014 Alberta Summer Games and gathered from the Games website.
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Jemma Young is a Communications graduate from Carleton University with a passion for storytelling, social media and sports.