The Manitoba government, along with Travel Manitoba announced the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as one of seven new Star Attractions in Manitoba.
The news was announced Tuesday, May 8 in the Hall of Fame, as Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen,Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin Ferguson, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Board Chair Jamie Kraemer spoke on the impact of Manitoba's Star Attractions, and broke down the features of all seven new additions.
"Manitoba is home to many unique and vibrant tourism attractions in all regions of the province,” said Pedersen. “They offer incredible experiences for Manitobans and visitors alike. I wish each of these organizations the very best as they continue to welcome visitors from across Canada and around the world.”
The Star Attractions program provides access to highway directional signage and tourism marketing opportunities to qualifying tourist attractions. To date, 63 Star Attractions have been designated.
“The Star Attractions program ensures marketing support for great tourism attractions in Manitoba,” said Colin Ferguson, president and CEO of Travel Manitoba. “Travel Manitoba highlights the Star Attractions in its annual Inspiration Guide, online and in various marketing programs. The designation makes it even easier for visitors to discover noteworthy tourism attractions.”
The following seven destinations are newly designated Star Attractions:
- Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Winnipeg
- Island Park, Portage La Prairie
- Living Prairie Museum, Winnipeg
- Flin Flon Station Museum, Flin Flon
- Farmery Estate Brewery, Neepawa
- Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, Falcon Beach
- Sand Hills Casino, Carberry