Who We Are

The Calgary Sport & Major Events (CSME) team (formerly known as the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority) is a dedicated group of individuals passionate about bringing world-class events to Calgary. We attract major sport and cultural events to the city and are committed to your success.

Chaired by community leader Rod McKay, board representation of CSME includes The City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Hotel Association, Calgary Sport and Entertainment Corporation, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, and the private business sector.


CSME is operated by Tourism Calgary and funded by The City of Calgary and the Calgary Hotel Association (CHA).

Our Goal

To promote and position Calgary as the premier host of events in Canada. Our goal is to build a balanced, sustainable and dynamic portfolio of events that produces a broad range of economic and tourism benefits, branding and promotional opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities and meaningful community legacies. 

Our Difference

Calgary is the Ultimate Host City and has a proven track record of providing event owners with a coordinated commitment from event stakeholders to ensure each event is an outstanding success.

Since 2005, the team has helped over 400 event owners and planners navigate every aspect of event hosting. From permits to pageantry, we’ll guide you through it all.