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 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

Upcoming Events

Resilient Warriors

Join the University of Waterloo for its ‘Resilient Warriors Virtual Panel‘ on Wednesday, May 26, 4:00-5:30pm. The event features a panel of past and present Warriors, including Olympic Boxer Mandy Bujold, 4th year football student-athlete Tre Ford, NHL Referee Garrett Rank, and Mental Performance Consultant Dr. Kim Dawson.

Funds raised will be split between the “Warrior Excellence Fund”, which provides support for student-athletes and teams when competing at national and international competitions, and the ‘Women’s Sport Initiative Fund”, which provides support for female student-athletes and coaches.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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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

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Professional lacrosse player Leo Stouros is offering free lessons for kids through his Spartan Lacrosse Academy.

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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


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