SPORT & EVENT TOURISM SUMMERSIDE (SETS)

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What is SETS?

SETS (Sport and Event Tourism Summerside) is a division of the Community Services Department of the City of Summerside, our purpose is to assist minor and amateur sporting bodies along with event organizers in attracting regional, national, and international sporting events in Summerside for the purpose of hosting. Sport Tourism represents over 15,000 visitors to Summerside annually, and is a critical piece of our tourism offering.
 
The City of Summerside is noted as one of Atlantic Canada’s premier sport destinations with a long history of sport hosting. The SETS team is here to assist the bidding, promoting and hosting process for your event in Summerside. We are SET to assist you in a variety of areas such as:

  • Bid Template
  • Bid Documentation preparation and presentation
  • Financial event planning support
  • Business plan development
  • Accommodation and Block booking support
  • Venue and Facility site inspections
  • Marketplace readiness research
  • Volunteer recruitment support
  • Host Committee involvement
  • Promotional support and tools
  • Welcome Mat Program
  • Administrative support and Meeting space
  • Media Relations Support
  • Researching funding opportunities and Sponsorship direction
  • Graphic Design support
  • Video Production support
Hosting Successes 

 
The City of Summerside’s track record of hosting successful sporting events dates back to the early 1980’s with multiple national championships. Over the years Summerside has hosted a wide variety of local, national, and international events such as:
  • 2016 15U Boys National Baseball Championships
  • 2016 U21 Women's Canadian Fast Pitch Championships
  • 2016 Atlantic Fire Fit Championships
  • 2016 SandJam Summerside
  • 2016 Atlantic Judo Championship 
  • 2015 Rogers Hometown Hockey
  • 2015 U21 Women's Canadian Fast Pitch Championships
  • 2015 FIVB World League Volleyball
  • 2014 Hockey Canada Century Tour
  • 2014 Grand Slam of Curling Players Championship
  • 2013 RBC Cup Nations Jr. “A” Championship
  • 2012 Grand Slam of Curling Players Championship
  • 2013 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
  • 2009 World Jr. “A” Challenge
  • 2009 Canada Summer Games
  • 2008 NHL Exhibition Game, New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
  • Multiple Baseball and Softball National Championships

Along with our signature events, the City of Summerside is very proud to host minor grassroots tournaments all year round. In 2014 Summerside played host to 69 sporting events, up from just 17 in 2009 a 306% increase with significant room for growth projected for subsequent years. A total of 97,817 athletes, coaches, and parents have participated in tournaments in Summerside in the past 5 years of which 52,400 were from out of province. In 2015 the projections for sport tourism hosting will exceed beyond 80 sport tourism events hosted in Summerside.

With such an impressive track record, you can bet that Summerside is SET to host your next event!
 
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