The Province of British Columbia has launched an online hosting toolkit to provide information to communities and organizations on hosting events of all sizes. The toolkit is a component of the five-year hosting strategy that was announced by the Province last year to promote BC as a world-class hosting destination.
The resource will include tools to assist sport, art, and cultural event organizers through the various stages of event management.
Some of the resources found in the toolkit include:
- Self-Assessment Checklist – A simple checklist to provide potential event organizers with areas to consider prior to creating and submitting a bid.
- Sponsorship Tools – Basic tips to help event organizers attract and maintain sponsors for an event.
- Volunteer Management Tools – Resource includes tips to consider when managing volunteers on topics such as recruiting, training, deploying and recognizing volunteers.
- Marketing, Media and Communication Tools – Resources that will help promote the event, and provide guidance on working with the media to communicate with participants, volunteers and partners.
An Economic Impact Assessment Tool is under development and is expected to be available in Spring 2016. Once completed, it will provide organizers with the ability to predict and evaluate the economic impact of events, both before and after.
Access the toolkit at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/events-hosting/hosting-toolkit.