Edmonton Events

Edmonton Events is a partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, focused on attracting major sport and cultural events to the city.

In Edmonton, we have a strong history of hosting international and multi-sport events and we know how to deliver a phenomenal experience. We strive to exceed expectations by offering our full support from bid to execution. Our network of partners contributes to the success of your event, working together to ensure political support is available, logistics are flawless and your event is marketed effectively. Here’s how we can help:

Streamlined Funding:

With the streamlined decision making ability and funding process at Edmonton Events, it has never been easier to take your event to the next level.

Community Activation:

Edmonton Events customizes a marketing plan built to enhance your goals; while mobilizing the community to maximize the impact of your event.


Bids package development, site visit coordination, hotel & accommodation facilitation, marketing and communications support, venue facilitation, and direct connection to City of Edmonton Civic Services (street closures, police support, bylaws, public space rentals and more).

These are just a few ways Edmonton Events can help make your events a success. To learn more or get in touch, check out eventsinedmonton.com.

Building Social Legacies: Through Mega, Major and Signature Sport Events
Building Social Legacies: Through Mega, Major and Signature Sport Events

Hosting sport events can bring many positive benefits to the community. Traditionally, many of the benefits that motivate event hosts, governments and sponsors have focused predominantly on creating economic or sport impacts. More recently, mega, major and signature sport event organizers are being asked to help communities address long-standing social issues and to leave the community better than before. The case can be made that social legacies such as greater community cohesion, improved accessibility, additional community programming, enhanced volunteerism, greater overall sport participation, increased physical activity and improved health of citizens are just as relevant as and perhaps even more important than other event legacies.

These social legacies have been difficult for event hosts to understand, let alone deliver or measure. In addition, the resources and expertise of host organizations are too often focused and consumed with executing the logistical demands of a competition. Hosts need the expertise, partnerships, funding and organizational capacity to specifically target social legacies.

This resource provides the background and process for host committees, social agencies and governments to plan and deliver initiatives that leave social legacies. The resource defines social legacies, provides examples and introduces an eight-step framework for event hosts to use in planning and delivering social legacies.

Download Building Social Legacies: Through Mega, Major and Signature Sport Events. A print quality 54 MB file of the resource is available upon request.

An extensive literature review was conducted while developing this resource. You can access the extensive list of references that made up the literature review.