From Golf to Fiestas, Mexico Celebrates in Vancouver Featuring Mazatlan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Sept. 9, 2010) – The Mexico Golf Tournament, held on September 8th, drew golfers from the Lower Mainland to celebrate the two hundred year anniversary of Mexico’s independence. The tournament featured the city of Mazatlan and treated participants to a warm day of golf, followed by cocktails and dinner. 

The event drew Canadian business leaders with ties to Mexico; as well as travel industry executives from companies such as Westjet that was a main sponsor and Sunwing Vacations.

“Mazatlan is a destination that represents a different holiday style from traditional all-inclusive vacations. The city has revitalized its downtown core, and has a lot of adventure as well as culture, golf, tennis and deep-sea fishing,” said Graeme Frank, Director of Western Canada Sales for Sunwing.

Golfers experienced a glimpse of Mazatlan’s style through food, music and by meeting the Queens of Mazatlan’s Mardigras. 

Mike Walls of HSBC won the tournament and trip to Mazatlan.


The Mexico Golf Tournament is one of a series of events that feature Mazatlan as part of Mexico Fest. One in every three travellers that visits Mazatlan is Canadian. The city, State Tourism Board, and the Mazatlan Hotel Association are thrilled to bring a part of Mazatlan to Vancouver as a preview to the winter season, when most Canadians flock south.

Mexico Fest is organized by the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver with support from the Mexico Tourism Board and the Trade Commission.

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