Sport Burnaby
Hosting Assistance.

About Sport Burnaby

As Burnaby’s dedicated sport hosting office, Sport Burnaby provides end-to-end support for sport event organizers by providing local expertise and connections with venues, community partners, grants, accommodations, and volunteers. Our focus is to make Burnaby your first choice for your sport event.

“Sport Burnaby truly is the gold standard when it comes to hosting sporting events. Our experience partnering with them in hosting the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships was exceptional and this is evident in the positive worldwide feedback we received following the event. The hospitality and facilities were world class and the legacies that were left behind to our sporting community will never be forgotten. With proactive, professional, and very passionate staff, we could not have asked for anything more from Sport Burnaby.”

“We knew as early as during the preparation of our bid to host the National Rowing Championships that Sport Burnaby was just as committed as we were to deliver an exceptional event. Their unwavering support combined with relevant experience and professionalism makes them a partner that you know you can rely on in any situation. Additionally, they value the power of authentic relationships and they helped us create and foster partnerships of our own within Burnaby that are critical to the success of the championships and the further development of rowing. If you have the opportunity to work with Sport Burnaby—do it!”

Jennifer Fitzpatrick (former) Executive Director, Rowing BC

“It’s definitely a city where Volleyball Canada would be proud to host more events.”

Sandra de Graaff Director of Domestic Competitions, Volleyball Canada

“The 2019 World Ringette Championships hosted in Burnaby, B.C. were an overwhelming success. The Host Committee’s dedication to making this a world class event was noticed on a national and international level. Being able to host an international ringette event in British Columbia has showcased the sport in a province where registration is continually growing. The 2019 World Ringette Championships increased overall capacity for ringette in the province, from participation to volunteers and overall hosting and we are looking forward to seeing more events here.”

Natasha Johnson (former) Executive Director, Ringette Canada

How Sport Burnaby Can Help

Whether it’s one championship game or a week-long tournament, Burnaby has the facilities, professional expertise and community partnerships to help deliver successful sport events. Sport Burnaby is Tourism Burnaby’s sport hosting office providing dedicated support for sport event partners from the starting block to the finish line. Here’s what we do:

  • We provide hosting grants to help meet the needs and scope of your event
  • We help connect organizers with the venues.
  • We liaise with the City of Burnaby community stakeholders, accommodation providers and local event industry vendors.
  • We help communicate and let everyone know about your event in Burnaby.
  • We support you in sourcing local volunteers.
  • We help make your event a success in Burnaby – the Sport City.

About Our Grant Application Process

Our grant support program helps sport event organizers host their event in Burnaby. This financial support assists organizers who chose to stage their event using facilities and services in Burnaby – the Sport City.

Successful applications depend on total number of room nights generated by the event, the level of competition, economic impact, tourism benefits and the ability of the event to leave a legacy in Burnaby.

Grant allocations depend on available funding in the annual Sport Burnaby budget, so submitting an application doesn’t necessarily mean funding will be granted.

Please submit your Sport Burnaby Grant application a minimum of three months before your event dates, and review the Sport Burnaby Grant Guidelines below before applying.

Sport Burnaby Grant Information & Guidelines
Sport Burnaby Grant Application
Sport Burnaby Post Event Report