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Windsor Essex 2019

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w.e. got covered Catch professional league action in Windsor, home to the Spitfires, the 2017 Memorial Cup champions, and the back-to- back winning Windsor Express. Detroit is a quick hop across the border to see a full complement of major league sports teams. Windsor Express (National Basketball League of Canada) Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League) Detroit Red Wings (National Hockey League) Detroit Tigers (Major League Baseball) Detroit Lions (National Football League) Detroit Pistons (National Basketball Association) Where the pros play " We have a strong history of hosting in Windsor and the city did a great job designing their diving facility. It's such an intimate space compared to many other pools that are like cavernous stadiums. I equate it to a band playing a smaller venue—you just get that much more of a closer experience with our sport. Our relationship with the folks at the tourism bureau has been built over the last six or seven years. They're always very helpful in referring us to local event planners and service providers and we're going to be using many of the same people we worked with during the World Series. I find that it's really beneficial to us when a tourism bureau doesn't have a lot of turnover. They have all that built-up knowledge, making it so much easier to host another event there. — Jeff Feeney, Director, Events and Communications, Diving Plongeon Canada " May 2020; Spring 2021 Athletes: 100-125 divers from 15+ countries Competition venue: Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Volunteers: 75 Local Connections: Windsor Essex is an experienced host for diving competitions having hosted the FINA Diving World Series from 2014 to 2017. In terms of community legacies, the Windsor Diving Club will be a major beneficiary of hosting the FINA Diving Grand Prix, and local schools and youth groups will be invited to attend the event and meet the athletes, including Olympic medalists. DIVING PLONGEON CANADA PHOTO: DIVING PLUNGEON C ANADA 2017 FINA Diving World Series at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Windsor Spitfires 10 | playinyqg.ca

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