July 20, 2004
Contest ties WWE to Ontario tourism
Last summer was a tough one for Ontario tourism, with a SARS scare and West Nile Virus scaring away visitors. But Attractions Ontario and WWE Canada have formed a tag team to prop the province back up with a cool contest.
Attractions Ontario, a non-profit association representing Ontario's attractions, is currently holding an on-line contest with the WWE leading up to SummerSlam in Toronto.
"We are very happy to be able to partner with the WWE in this venture," said Troy Young, Executive Director, Attractions Ontario. "Pay-per-views like SummerSlam and Wrestlemania X8 (in 2002) are great contributors to the local tourism industry. Given the difficult year we have just had, having the WWE choose Toronto to be the host of this year's SummerSlam is a great boost for us."
There are three prize packages:
"The WWE has had a solid presence in Ontario for many years, and this current tour is one of the best. The Owen Sound show is the first time in 10 years that the WWE has been in town and the Hamilton Smackdown! taping is the first ever at Copps Coliseum," said Young. "We are happy to be able to give away tickets to these two events, along with tickets to local attractions. Attractions Ontario and World Wrestling Entertainment have this in common: our goal is to deliver quality entertainment experiences to our visitors. To be able to be part of the WWE experience has been a real treat for Attractions Ontario."
-- SLAM! Wrestling