Burnaby, BC welcomes 2009 World Police and Fire Games from July 31 - August 9, 2009

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Tourism Burnaby Launches the Official World Police and Fire Games Attractions Pass

Burnaby, British Columbia -- Burnaby BC is proud to host the 2009 World Police and Fire Games from July 31-August 9, 2009, an event that will bring thousands of police and fire fighting athletes to Metro Vancouver for sporting competition. In conjunction with the event, Tourism Burnaby has created the official World Police and Fire Games Attractions Pass, offering discounted rates at Burnaby attractions and those throughout the region for all the participating athletes.

For ten days this summer, Burnaby will welcome some of the estimated 10,000 athletes from more than 70 countries who will compete in 67 sports in over 40 sports venues stretching from Whistler to Chilliwack and beyond. While these athletes will participate in an array of events from Track and Field to Ice Hockey, they will also enjoy a discounted rate of up to 50% off admission and rates at more than 40 attractions throughout Burnaby and the Sea to Sky region.

As an official sponsor and creator of the Attractions Pass, Tourism Burnaby has recently launched the website for the World Police and Fire Games Attractions Pass which highlights the discounts and offerings for all of the attractions, outdoor activities and services available to the athletes. The pass also includes many of Vancouver's attractions such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Telus World of Science, IMAX Theatre and the Vancouver Trolley Company.

Tourism Burnaby is the driving force behind the World Police and Fire Games Attractions Pass and a sponsor of the Games - over one-third of the events are taking place in Burnaby's sports complexes and venues. The city of Burnaby is a sport organizer's dream with more than ten ice sheets, Canada's only indoor Velodrome, a full university campus of facilities and more. Burnaby's outdoor facilities include Burnaby natural and turf fields, Swangard stadium, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, cricket pitches and an archery range. Tourism Burnaby's complimentary services, Burnaby hotels and meeting space and are the perfect complement to all these sporting events and facilities. Visit http://www.tourismburnaby.com for more information.

About Tourism Burnaby
Tourism Burnaby is a non-profit destination marketing organization whose purpose is to support tourism promotional activities in order to increase visitation to the city. As part of its mandate, Tourism Burnaby is responsible for marketing, promoting and selling the city as a site for corporate meetings, pleasure travel, cultural, sports and special events. The organization was incorporated on October 25, 2004 under the Society Act of British Columbia.


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