The 2015 Pan American Games are coming to Niagara. The Henley site in St. Catharines will host rowing and the Welland International Flatwater Centre will host canoe and kayak races. Given Niagara is hosting such events, there is the potential to benefit community members through the creation of legacy initiatives. However, in order to realize these benefits, Niagara policy makers and other stakeholders must make decisions now to ensure residents remain the focus of any legacy planning.

This policy brief outlines sport legacy within the context of the upcoming Pan American Games and explores how to host sport events as a public policy strategy. The policy brief includes five questions stakeholders should consider during legacy planning.

Authors: Martha Barnes, PhD and Carol Phillips, PhD.

Published By: Niagara Community Observatory,

Publication Date: April, 2014

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