Another world-class sporting event is taking place in Alberta, contributing to the province’s reputation as a premier destination for international sporting events and fans. The four-day event is expected to inject up to $1 million into Calgary’s economy, as visitors support businesses in the region with increased dining, shopping, entertainment and accommodation bookings.

The 2024 Canada Cup of Diving is a World Aquatics international competition that showcases 70 of the world’s best divers as they compete for a spot on the podium at MNP Community and Sport Centre in Calgary. Athletes from 14 nations will be coming to Alberta to compete. Team Canada’s fifteen members include Calgary’s own Aimee Wilson, Margo Erlam, Tazman Abramowicz, Thomas Ciprick, Ernest Braitenbach and Luc Goertzen.

“Aspiring athletes and diving enthusiasts across the province have the opportunity to witness Olympic-level competition right here at home, as the 2024 Canada Cup of Diving promises high stakes and even higher dives. Hosting major sporting events like this not only drives economic growth but builds on the province’s reputation as a premier host and travel destination for visitors from around the world.”

Joseph Schow, Minister of Tourism and Sport

Alberta’s government is providing $80,000 in funding toward the planning, staging and delivery of the competition. The event, organized by Alberta Diving and Diving Canada, will feature all eight Olympic events: Women’s and Men’s 3m Springboard, 10m Platform, 3m Springboard Synchro and 10m Platform Synchro. Albertans across the province can watch the competition streaming on CBC Sports.

“We are excited to bring world-class diving back to Calgary this May with the 2024 Canada Cup of Diving. We’re grateful that the Government of Alberta recognizes the positive impacts of hosting major sporting events and is investing in events like these that bolster Alberta’s reputation as a sporting destination on the world-stage.”

Penny Joyce, chief operating officer, Diving Plongeon Canada

Calgary has become a fixture on the international diving calendar in recent years, having hosted the Diving Grand Prix in 2018, 2019 and 2022, along with the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in 2000.

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