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Sport Hosting in Waterloo Region

Bring Your Game to Waterloo Region!

The Sport Hosting Office (SHO) is a collaborative entity that combines the sport resources of Waterloo Region in one place to facilitate world-class event hosting services and support. Lead by the Director of Sport Hosting, the SHO includes representation from the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, Explore Waterloo Region and the Regional Tourism Office 4 (RTO4). 

Host Your Sporting Event in Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region has decades of expertise in hosting high level sporting events. From local and regional games to large international sporting events – you are in excellent hands in Waterloo Region. Our seasoned team can help guide your event from its initial planning stages to when the final buzzer sounds, no matter what the sport or level of competition. 

With an extensive library of sport venues, the assets and resources of multiple cities, and a team of sport hosting leaders providing expertise in everything from bidding, event hosting, and media/marketing – the SHO is your connection to Waterloo Region’s sport and event stakeholders. 

Combining big city resources with the care and focus of a small town community: get your sport event started by contacting us. 

Request for Proposal

For more information, please contact:

Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting
[email protected]
519-585-7517 ext 230

Meet the Sport Hosting Committee

Sport Hosting Event Funding

The Sport Hosting Office also provides access to financial support, as well as providing information on grant opportunities available to sporting events. For more information on event hosting grants in the region and province, use the link below.

Sport Hosting Funding Opportunities

Waterloo Region Sport News

The view of a fairway at Westmount Golf and Country Club in Waterloo. There is a water feature in the foreground with a rolling fairway beyond it. You can see the pin in the distance: there are mature, green trees lining the fairway

These are Canada’s top 100 golf courses

Two Kitchener golf courses – Westmount Golf & Country Club and Deer Ridge Golf Club – are included on SCOREGolf’s list of Top 100 golf courses in Canada.

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A man playing disc golf on a course in Baden. He is holding a disc and appears to be getting ready to throw it. There is a sand trap in front of him, and you can see the green with a flag and a disc gulf cage on it. It is summer, and the trees lining the course are green.

Pro disk golfers compete in Baden for entry into coveted U.S Disk Golf Championship

The third annual Foxwood open disc golf tournament returned to Waterloo region with players looking to qualify for the U.S. Disc Golf Championship.

The three-day event attracted over 200 players from across Canada and the United States.

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a photo of the Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club. Eight teenaged girls are posed at the side of a pool: there is a large banner behind them: on the blue banner are the words Canada Artistic Swimming in both English and French

Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club wins national title

The Waterloo Region Artistic Swimming Club is in sync. The squad, formerly known as Waterloo Synchro, has capped its season with a national crown.

The senior team took gold at the national championships in Quebec City last month but also reached the podium four times in the duet category.

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People lawn bowling at a club. there are several balls on the green.

Kitchener to host provincial lawn bowling championship

Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club is getting set to host the Ontario Men’s Singles Championship.

40 bowlers will be in the city, coming from as far as Ottawa and Windsor.

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A man wearing a red hoodie, a hat and track pants is sitting on the edge of a boxing ring. He is speaking to a woman who is wearing a red tshirt and shorts and looks ready for a workout.

Photo: Waterloo Region Record

Kitchener becoming a boxing hub again — for women

Kitchener produced some of Canada’s top male boxers in the 1980s and ’90s. Now, top female fighters are flocking to town to train together in inclusive environment under Syd Vanderpool’s guidance.

Currently, four of Canada’s top female boxers call SydFIT home.

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a man, wrapped in a Canadian flag, lifts a baby up in celebration at the end of what appears to be a running race. There are smiling spectators behind a barrier that is draped in red

Photo: Waterloo Region Record

Waterloo Region’s top athletes of 2020 and 2021

The accomplishments of soccer player Shelina Zadorsky and distance runner Ben Flanagan were recognized during a ceremony at the Ken Seiling Region of Waterloo Museum when the two were named Kitchener-Waterloo and area Athletes of the Year for 2020 and 2021.

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$93M recreation centre gets the greenlight in Kitchener

Councillors in Kitchener have given the go-ahead for a new $93 million recreation and aquatics centre in the city’s Huron South neighbourhood.

“I want to talk about this development in terms of economic development for our city,” said Councillor Margaret Johnston. “We talk about the opportunity to bring sports events here, the opportunity to host different things.”

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Member of Archery Canada's high performance Recurve program taking aim at a target during a training camp at the ComDev Centre in Cambridge

Archery Canada shoots for a new permanent home in Cambridge

Olympians take to the field as Archery Canada is getting all settled at their new facility in Blair, at Moyer’s Landing. Mayor Kathryn McGarry is thrilled to have Archery Canada here in the city and is looking forward to see a permanent, indoor facility built nearby.

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108th Canadian women’s amateur championship will be held at Westmount in Kitchener

Golf Canada released its 2022 championship calendar this week and made it official, the 108th Canadian women’s amateur championship will be played July 19-22 at the storied Kitchener course.

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a close up of a Titleist golf ball sitting on the edge of a hole of a golf course. You can see the pole of the flag still in the hole

Deer Ridge lands ‘flagship event’ of PGA Tour Canada season

Deer Ridge Golf Club will host the marquee event of the 2022 PGA Tour Canada schedule.

The season-ending PGA Tour Canada Championship is Sept. 15 to 18, 2022.

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Logo for the Kubota Top Prospects hockey game on March 23rd in Kitchener

CHL/NHL Top Prospects game rescheduled for March 23 in Kitchener

The CHL/NHL Top Prospects game will now take place on Wednesday, March 23 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
The game is set to start at 8 p.m.

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A view of the brown brick exterior of the Galt Arena Gardens in Cambridge.

Oldest continually operating arena celebrates 100th anniversary in Cambridge

The Galt Arena Gardens, believed to be the oldest continually operating arena in the world, is celebrating a century of serving the Cambridge community.

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male athletes with Archery Canada's Recurve High Performance program aiming at targets as they practice during an Olympic training camp being held at the ComDev Indoor Soccer Centre in Cambridge

Archery Canada bringing Olympic Recurve training centre to Cambridge

Canada’s top-notch archers are coming to Cambridge, with plans to house a national Olympic recurve training centre at Moyer’s Landing for the next two years.

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Waterloo Region to host Under-15 national soccer championships in 2023

The tournament, which was originally slated to run here last year, will see a boys’ and girls’ team from every province hit fields across Waterloo Region from Oct. 4 to 9.

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A basketball sitting on the floor of an indoor basketball court with the name Impact Training Centre written in the right hand corner of the photo

Kitchener will be home to a new basketball facility in June

Impact Training Centre in Kitchener will be a one-stop facility to play and learn basketball. It will also be a place for health and wellness.

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Whistle Bear to host Ontario’s top junior golfers

The province’s top golfers will converge on Whistle Bear Golf Club for the July 5-8, 2021 Ontario Junior Boys (U19) Championship.

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male athletes with Archery Canada's Recurve High Performance program aiming at targets as they practice during an Olympic training camp being held at the ComDev Indoor Soccer Centre in Cambridge

ARCHERY CANADA’S OLYMPIC TRAINING CAMP COMES TO CAMBRIDGE

For 5 days in January, the City of Cambridge played host to 13 Olympic hopefuls from Archery Canada’s High Performance Recurve program.

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