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2011 BIGS Seeds Baseball Canada Cup ChampionshipsAug 10-15   Moncton, New Brunswick

About the Host City

The largest city in New Brunswick, Moncton is the sophisticated entertainment capital of New Brunswick.  It brings a chic, urban feel to the province with some of the provinces’ finest dining.  Our vibrant nightlife and strong cultural diversity, provides colorful entertainment and festivals of all kinds; Moncton is a safe city with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and has been voted most polite and honest city in North America by Reader’s Digest.  As a leader in a nationwide green effort, Moncton is a city that is not only growing in population but in reputation.

 

The city of Moncton is a vibrant, thriving community known for the pride of its people and the harmony of its cultures.  A rich blend of English and Acadian traditions and a growing multicultural mix contribute to this harmony.  We are home to over 120,000 people and the primary business destination for thousands more.

 

The City of Moncton and its tourism operators aggressively promote the City as a destination for meetings, conventions and special events.  Our approach to tourism is all-inclusive and embraces attractions from the Acadian Coast to the Bay of Fundy and everything in between.

 

Moncton has a rich history as host for major events.  We’ve been host for Canada’s Memorial Cup Championship in 2006 and for the last ten years we have hosted the hugely successful World Food and Wine Festival which attracts more than 5,000 people annually.  Last year, Moncton was host to the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, the largest international sporting event ever hosted in Atlantic Canada, with over 170 countries and almost 2,000 athletes. Moncton has hosted a number of baseball tournaments in the past 1994 Canada Cup (Blue Jay Cup), 1997 World Junior Baseball Championships, 2004 Baseball Canada Senior Nationals, 2007 Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Championships

 

Most recently, the City of Moncton won the distinction of being one of the 7 Most Intelligent Communities in the world by the Intelligent Communities Forum.  The Intelligent Communities Forum is a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community. 

 

Residents of Moncton are the City’s biggest boosters.  Our frontline people are second to none and our city simply loves to play host by putting our best foot forward every step of the way.  The City of Moncton has built a reputation on its ability to rise and embrace whatever opportunities are put before us.