Pictured in Vancouver last week are (l-r) Dame Mary Peters; Judith Cassidy, Tourism Ireland; Claire Rottare, Insight Vacations; Carlo Trinidad, Transat; and Danielle Thompson, Trafalgar Tours at a reception organised and hosted by Tourism Ireland, as this year’s World Police & Fire Games kicked off in Canada.
Belfast will be the host city for the 2013 World Police & Fire Games and Tourism Ireland took the opportunity to highlight Belfast and Northern Ireland to important influencers in Canada, including media and travel trade contacts. The World Police & Fire Games is a highly sought-after event and it is estimated that Belfast will welcome in the region of 25,000 delegates from around the world during the ten-day event in 2013.
Olympic medallist Dame Mary Peters was guest speaker at the Tourism Ireland reception in Vancouver, at which she highlighted some of the many international events taking place in Belfast this summer, including the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge, the World Dwarf Games and the Sister Cities international conference.
The World Police & Fire Games is a major international sporting event, offering police officers, firefighters, customs and correction officers from around the globe an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 65 sporting events.
Tourism Ireland reception in Vancouver as World Police & Fire Games 2009 kicked off in Canada
Elaine Moore/ Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland
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