May 25, 2024 10:24 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim was honey-trapped; killers were paid Rs. 5 cr for his gory murder: Cops | NIA arrests another key conspirator in Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast case | Delhi court convicts Medha Patkar in criminal defamation case filed by Delhi LG VK Saxena | 2 cops suspended for 'not following protocol' in Pune Porsche accident case | Sadhus hit Kolkata streets in protest against Mamata Banerjee's attack on Kartik Maharaj
Canada's Manitoba province to host the 2025 Canadian Elite Basketball League Championship
Photo courtesy: @NancyGCND

Canada's Manitoba province to host the 2025 Canadian Elite Basketball League Championship

| @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2024, 11:20 pm

Winnipeg/IBNS: Manitoba would be hosting the 2025 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Championship Weekend next summer, announced jointly by Wab Kinew, Manitoba Premier, and Glen Simard, Sport and Tourism Minister.

“Manitoba is having a moment...We’re proud to host Championship Weekend next year and…sports excellence…bring economic activity to our downtown, attract tourists and promote our province…I’ll keep working on my three-pointer in preparation,” Kinew has said.

“The Winnipeg Sea Bears’ inaugural season was wildly successful and demonstrates the passion for basketball in our province,” said Simard. “We are thrilled to support the Sea Bears’ winning bid to host the 2025 CEBL Championship Weekend. Bringing this event to Manitoba will bring our community together, and will bring economic benefits for our downtown restaurants, bars and hotels.”

Besides $1 million in support by the Manitoba government in bringing the 2025 CEBL Championship Weekend to Winnipeg, the province is also investing $450,000 over three years for the team’s initial operations, the premier noted.

In addition to featuring the CEBL’s top teams and a festival which includes the league awards and live performances from top local and Canadian artists, the Championship Weekend 2025 will also feature a three-on-three basketball event and community legacy projects in partnership with Basketball Manitoba and Buckets and Borders, and other activities.

With an estimate of over 1,300 visitors and more than 10,000 spectators through a variety of activities and programming, the premier estimates over $4.5-million economic boost.

“Hosting Championship Weekend 2025 is an incredible us another chance to really show our appreciation for our celebrate basketball together," said Jason Smith, president, Winnipeg Sea Bears.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.