Prince George Hosts 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Jr. A Hockey Championship

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The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Jr. A Hockey Championship received $10,000 from HostingBC. Known as the Stanley Cup of Canadian Junior A hockey, the RBC Cup attracted 150 athletes, aged 17-20, from across Canada. There were more than 33,000 spectators as well as a TV audience of 50,000 and a webcast audience of 10,000.

Direct economic return included 2,000 hotel room nights booked for participants with an estimated 500-1,000 additional room nights for fans and guests. There was a $250,000 budget spent locally on security, advertisements, promotion and other services. The 600 volunteers trained for this event form a skilled pool who may serve at future major competitions.

Through a generous legacy plan, the Royal Bank Cup will direct $36,000 to national and local bursaries, including $20,000 for a national bursary program involving Hockey Canada and the RBC Financial Group.  Remaining funds will go to a local legacy trust program to create bursaries for graduates of the Minor Hockey Association to attend the University of Northern BC or the College of New Caledonia; an annual recognition program for minor hockey volunteers, coaches and officials; for facility improvements; and a proposed RBC historical exhibit to recognize the history of junior hockey in Prince George.

Hosting BC provides BC communities with funding to host national and international sport events. The program is supported by the Province of British Columbia.