Sport Management students volunteer at the 2014 Ontario Winter Games

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Sport Management students volunteer at the 2014 Ontario Winter Games

Published on April 07 2014


To meet the large-scale demands of the Ontario Winter Games, Brock’s Sport Management program seized the opportunity to get students involved. 

Over 40 Sport Management students attended the games as volunteers and ambassadors for Brock University.

As part of the SPMA 4P98 Major Games Field Course, students were able to gain hands on experience and assist event management in various capacities.

“I can honestly say that volunteering at the 2014 Ontario Winter Games was the highlight of my university career and I look forward to applying what I learned from this experience in my professional career.” noted Bozidar Ceko, who is a fourth year student in Sport Management at Brock.

The multi-sport event included 27 sports and over 3,500 athletes, which is why it is regarded as one of Ontario’s largest multi-sport events.

“I found this experience to be extremely rewarding.” said Amberly Warren, who is in her final year of the Sport Management program.

“I was able to use my sport management knowledge, in combination with my role as a volunteer, to critique the event in a unique perspective that may serve as guidance for planning events as well as assist me in future endeavours.”

The 4-day event attracted over 8,000 visitors, including athletes, officials, coaches, and spectators.

The games were held jointly by a number of neighbouring communities that included: Bracebridge, Midland, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes.

 

Brock University, SPMA, Outdoor games, 2014
Sport Management students volunteer at the 2014 Ontario Winter Games

Over 40 SPMA students attended the 2014 Ontario Winter Games as volunteers and ambassadors for Brock University.