Bid unsuccessful

Kimberley will not be hosting the 2015 Para-Alpine World Championships.

  • Nov. 14, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Carolyn Grant

Kimberley will not welcome the world in 2015 by hosting the 2015 Para-Alpine World Championships.

Kimberley had been vying for the honour of hosting the event as it comes to Canada for the first time.

At the time that the bid committee approached Kimberley City Council about the bid last September, committee member Lloyd Steeves said that Panorama would likely be the stiffest competition.

That has proven to be the case as Mayor Ron McRae says that Alpine Canada awarded the championships to Panorama.

“We were not successful,” McRae said. “Apparently Panorama got it. It’s disappointing. We’d really hoped our bid would be successful. We have this beautiful athlete training centre and all the race equipment, but we were not chosen.”

The World Championships will be held in February of 2015.

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