Town joins sport tourism alliance

It is a small step that could go a long way to promote Minto as a Sports community to a larger audience.

Councillors here recently agreed to become a member of the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance at a cost of $150.

Recreation Director David Stonley endorsed the recom­men­dation from the town’s tour­ism, heritage, arts and culture committee, commenting that the alliance is “a governing body which looks at sport from a larger perspective.”

Stonley said Minto is “flush” with facilities – with three arenas – Clifford, Har­riston and Palmerston – in addition to other outdoor Sports facilities.

“It seemed prudent to take out a membership.”

A membership, he said, would allow the town to apply to host any number of larger events in the municipality.

“For $150, it’s a pretty good value from a tourism perspective,” Stonley said.