Mazatlan Tees Off MexicoFest Golf Tournament in Vancouver
The Pacific coast city of Mazatlan hosted the Mexico Golf Tournament this past week, bringing nearly 100 golfers to the city of Vancouver. The golf event kicked off the MexicoFest celebration that is taking place this week, Sept. 7 - 17.
- (1888PressRelease) September 16, 2010 - Vancouver, BC - Nearly 100 golfers came out swinging for the Mexico Golf Tournament, the grand kickoff to MexicoFest taking place this week, Sept. 7 - 17, in Vancouver. Host of the 2010 Canadian PGA tour, the Pacific Coast city of Mazatlan was in the spotlight as sponsor for this unique event, part of the festivities celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the country's independence during MexicoFest.
Held at the Richmond Country Club, the golf tournament treated Canadian business leaders and travel industry partners to a day on the greens, hosted by the Mazatlan Hotel Association and Tourism Board. Attendees then savored the full flavors of Mazatlan with authentic cuisine and lively music during a cocktail reception and award banquet. The tournament winner received a trophy and trip to Mazatlan, presented by the Secretary of Tourism for the State of Sinaloa and reigning Queens of Mazatlan's Carnival.
Mexico Fest is organized by the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver with support from the Mexico Tourism Board and the Trade Commission.
Mazatlán is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. As Mexico's second largest coastal city, Mazatlán has nearly 600,000 inhabitants. The city is divided into two main areas: Old Mazatlán and Zona Dorada or Golden Zone, with a seven-mile coastal road between the two. Mazatlán has an international sport-fishing reputation. Sites of interest include: the Angela Peralta Theater, Archeological Museum, Republic Plaza, Ocean Museum, Botanic Garden, San Jose Chapel and the world's second-tallest lighthouse. Transportation is available via the local "pulmonías" or four-person open-air vehicles that have become a symbol of the city. Visit Mazatlán on the World Wide Web at http://www.gomazatlan.com.
Christie Gregovich, Ypartnership Public Relations
christie.gregovich ( @ ) ypartnership dot com