Had the great honour of attending the first big game at the new Hillside Stadium - a great soccer match between the U20 Canadian and Mexican womens teams. I am a big supporter of the Tournament Capital of Canada program, although I often wonder if it should be elevated to the status of the primary "brand" of our city.
Those discussions aside, we have built a truly world class facility in a spectacular setting. I am hoping the we can make a lot of money through innovative marketing to elite sports teams from all over the planet.
Here are Mayor Terry Lake's opening remarks at the game. I am always impressed to hear him speak at an event, even though I hear him A LOT. I had a little trouble figuring out where he was standing at the beginning of my "shoot". And the video quality res is not as high as I would have liked.