Sport Hosting in 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 municipal and post-secondary partners as well as Explore Waterloo Region and Regional Tourism Office 4 (RTO4).
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.
Meet The Sport Hosting Committee
The Sport Hosting Committee governs the Sport Hosting Office, defining its strategy and scope of work. The SHO Committee is comprised of dedicated sport leaders from Waterloo Region:
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Michele Saran – CEO
University of Waterloo
Roly Webster – Director of Athletics & Recreation
Andrew Bates – Associate Director of Sport & Recreation
Wilfrid Laurier University
Kate McCrae Bristol – Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation
City of Cambridge
Lesley Head – Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Don Crowder – Sport Development Coordinator
City of Kitchener
Bob Cheyne – Manager of Golf & Sport Development
City of Waterloo
Mark Dykstra – Commissioner Community Services
Jill Fleming – Director Recreation Services
Township of Woolwich
Jennifer Horndl – Manager of Recreation
Region of Waterloo
Laura Philippe – Manager Economic Development