Focus on sports tourism


How could sports and recreation help drive tourism here?
This topic will be the focus of a planning session hosted by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. next Wednesday (April 13) from 7-9 p.m. at the Copper River Inn.
The sports tourism initiative came out of the public process for the Town of Fort Frances’ strategic planning session last June, explained Tara Allaire, the RRFDC’s marketing and events development co-ordinator.
According to Fort Frances’ strategic plan, the town has pledged to “examine all aspects and potential opportunities related to sports tourism within the community, including the potential for expansion of existing services and event offerings.”
“We want to identify sports and recreation activities that have the potential to grow and attract more people to the district,” said Allaire.
All residents are welcome to attend, she added, noting representatives from local sports and recreation teams, clubs, organizations, and businesses, in particular, are urged to be there.
To RSVP, contact Allaire at 274-9621 or via e-mail at