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Mar 23 2017 - MacMackin Honoured with PRESTIGE Award
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) hosted their 11th annual PRESTIGE Awards on Tuesday, March 21 in Ottawa, Ontario. The CSTA’s main objective is to market Canada on an international scale, as a preferred sports tourism destination in partnership with its members. This year, the PRESTIGE (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events) Awards saw recipients from coast to coast. The awards recognize local events, major international championships/tournaments and also outstanding volunteers and groups who work to host and stage exceptional sports events across Canada.
Bill MacMackin, who has served as President of the Saint John Track Club for over a decade, was nominated and received the PRESTIGE Award for CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by CBC Sports. MacMackin was honoured with this award for his work on taking the East Coast Games from idea to reality. Under Bill’s guidance and leadership, the East Coast Games came to fruition and 3 years later brought together some 2,200 athletes, 1,500 parents and resulted in $800,000 in economic activity for the city. All of this was done while simultaneously serving as the Saint John Track Club President, coaching at Saint John High School and sitting on the board of Athletics Canada.
“Bill being honoured with such a prestigious award on a national scale, is very well deserved for all the hard work and dedication he put in to bringing the East Coast Games to reality,” said Marc Lalonde , president of Athletics NB. “Bill has been a real driving force for the advancement of track and field programming in our province and a true champion of the sport and we would like to congratulate him for his PRESTIGE Award and thank him for his dedication to track & field”.
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