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Sport Manitoba – 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games

August 7-13, 2016
Event Coverage Information

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Up to 1900 of Manitoba’s best young male and female athletes, coaches and managers will gather in Steinbach to compete in 12 different sports. A significant majority of these athletes are aspiring to make the team representing Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Games next summer in Winnipeg. The following information (results, interviews, contact information, schedules) and links will assist you in covering this important Manitoba amateur sport event.


We will be tweeting results from @psmbgames however official results should be obtained from the Power Smart Manitoba Games website:
The online results system will be live on August 3rd (populating results on August 8 when the first competition starts).  It provides multiple search features.  You can easily search or sort by an athlete’s name, team name, sport, or region.  It also provides printable  reports that sorts results by day, sport and/or event. The results link will be available on the Power Smart Games website starting August 3rd.

Interviews & Contact Information

Please contact our Regional Staff if you have questions about a regional team or if you would like to interview an athlete or coach. Regional staff can provide you with a excel list of athletes and teams competing from your region. You can use that list to determine interviewees, and results that you want to follow. You can request a draft list now as many athletes and coaches are confirmed. However all teams will not be final until the end of July.

Leanne Traynor, 204.362.0452
Shannon Schade, 204.268.0153
Shannon Schade, 204.268.0153
Iris Murray, 204.679.6550
Patti Henkelman, 204.281.2767
Carly Hayward, 204.851.6006
Amanda Daurie, 204.223.4078

For host society questions and interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Leak, Games Coordinator,  204.371.1212
For all other enquiries:
Tara Skibo, Sport Manitoba,  204.781.1438


If you might be in Steinbach for the 2016 PSMG we strongly encourage you to register now (seriously it will save you time later).  To pre-register you only need a few minutes, please visit this link.

Upon your arrival you can pick up your accreditation badge at the Games headquarters in Steinbach:
Steinbach Regional Secondary School
190 McKenzie Avenue
Or you can call Tara 204.781.1478 and request that she meet you at a Games venue with your badge.

Sport Schedules

The Power Smart Games are held in two phases. Here is a big picture overview.

  • Team arrivals and practices start Sunday August 7 in the afternoon
  • Opening Ceremonies: Sunday August 7, 8:30pm
  • Phase 1  Sports,  Aug 7-10, 2016 (athletics, baseball, basketball, golf, sailing, Special Olympics golf and triathlon)
  • Turn-around day: Wednesday Aug 10: Phase 1 wraps up competition in the morning, eats lunch and heads home while Phase 2  arrives and begins with practices. Phase 2 competition starts August 11.
  • Phase 2  Sports, Aug 10-13, 2016 (cycling, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball)
  • Closing Ceremonies: Saturday August 13, 2:30pm

Link to venue locations:

Our most up to date sport schedules are posted now on our website here:  On Wednesday August 3rd these schedules will be replaced with a link to our live results system. The online results systems hosts the sport schedules.

Additional On-going Sources of Information

The Power Smart Manitoba Games website is a centralized hub of information: The website contains the most up-to-date information on sport schedules, games activities and links to results. It will also contain a copy of this information under News – Media Centre.

Facebook will contain a daily highlights package. will share everything Power Smart Games to those who want  frequent and detailed photos, live streaming and results. Media are encouraged  to use any photos posted and credit Sport Manitoba.

Sport Manitoba’s Twitter account: will tweet broad messages to the general public about the Games.
Our PSMG account: will tweet everything Power Smart Games to those who want frequent and detailed photos, live streaming and results. Media are encouraged to use any photos posted and credit Sport Manitoba.

Sport Manitoba’s Instagram account: will share a few highlights from the Games.
Our PSMG account:  will share frequent and detailed photos, videos and results. Media are encouraged to use any photos posted and credit Sport Manitoba.

The Power of Sport offers our ‘multi-sport games junkies’  a collection of stories, news, and events highlighting the exciting experiences that celebrate multi-sport Games.. We also put out a Games-time PSMG daily newsletter called WATTS HAPPENING which contains stories from the day, results, weather, birthdays and more. Subscribe here: 


In addition to the photos we will be sharing on the mediums listed above, we have an archive of photos from previous Games you are welcome to use leading up to the 2016 event. Please contact Tara Skibo (contact info at bottom) to request a photo.



General Power Smart Manitoba Games Facts

  • The Power Smart Manitoba Games are the largest on-going multi-sport event in the Province.
  • The Power Smart Games follow the Olympic cycle, taking place every two years, alternating between summer and winter events.
  • The program is administered by Sport Manitoba with direction provided by the Manitoba Games Council.
  • Sport Manitoba, Manitoba’s corporate community, participant registration fees and local fundraising efforts fund the program.
  • Over 1,000 volunteers are trained to operate a multi-sport event.
  • The provincial host community benefits from in excess of $150,000 in sport facility capital upgrades.
  • There is an opportunity for a monetary surplus at the completion of the Games.
  • Previous financial legacies have ranged from $10,000 to $156,000.
  • More than 1,800 participants and a large number of family members contribute to an estimated economic impact of over one million dollars on the host community.

2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Facts

  • Steinbach, known as the Automobile City, is the host community for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games
  • Events will take place in the following locations:  Steinbach, Mitchell, Sandilands Provincial Forest, West Hawk Lake, and St. Malo Provincial Park.
  • Steinbach is approximately 50 kilometers southeast of Winnipeg.  It is surrounded by the RM of Hanover and RM of Labroquerie..
  • Steinbach is the fastest growing and the third largest city in Manitoba with a population of over 13,500 people.  As the regional economic hub of southeastern Manitoba, Steinbach has a trading area population of about 50,000. The area’s economy is embedded in agriculture but the region also contains a wide variety of flourishing retail, manufacturing, industrial and tourism-related businesses.
  • Close to 3500 athletes attempted to qualify in 12 different sports.
  • Regional Teams consist of a maximum of 200 athletes, coaches, and managers.
  • The Games run August 7-13, 2016 and are split into two phases. Turn around day (phase 1 goes home, phase 2 arrives) is Wednesday August 10th.


Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre.


For more information please contact:

Tara Skibo
Communications/Public Relations Officer
Sport Manitoba
(204) 925-5735 (work)
(204) 781-1438 (cell)