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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 Advisory Committee

The Sport Hosting Advisory 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: 

Explore Waterloo Region

Michele Saran – CEO
Allister Scorgie – Director of Sport Hosting
Taylor MacIntyre – Manager, Sport Hosting


Marie Zimmerman – Interim Executive Director

University of Waterloo

Roly Webster – Director of Athletics & Recreation

Conestoga College

Andrew Bates – Associate Director of Sport & Recreation

Wilfrid Laurier University

Kate McCrae Bristol – Director of Athletics & Recreation

Region of Waterloo

Laura Philippe – Manager Economic Development 

City of Cambridge

Lesley Head – Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture 
Don Crowder – Sport Development Coordinator 

City of Kitchener

Bob Cheyne – Director of Sport

City of Waterloo

Mark Dykstra – Commissioner Community Services
Jill Fleming – Director Recreation Services

Township of Woolwich

Marie Malcolm – Recreation Manager

Township of Wilmot

Chris Catania – Director of Parks, Facilities and Recreation Services

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