2017 Canada Summer Games Leave Financial Legacy in Manitoba
2017 Canada Summer Games – May 25, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB – This morning, on the courts of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts announced the details of the 2017 Games’ financial legacy.
Through a combination of strong fiscal management, excellent planning, and amazing government, corporate, and community support, the 2017 Canada Summer Games generated a surplus of $2.6M that will leave a substantial lasting legacy as the 2017 Canada Summer Games Fund.
The Fund was established to build capacity and support grassroots and high-performance athletes in Manitoba, as well as their coaches, training, and equipment needs. The Fund supports the transfer of knowledge of the social legacies of the 2017 Games for continued capacity building of volunteers, officials, and leaders who are crucial to Canada’s pursuit of sports excellence as a nation.
Also released today was the economic impact of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, as recorded in the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s STEAM 2.0 reports.
“We are incredibly pleased with the overall success of the 2017 Canada Summer Games,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. “From the record-breaking athletic performances and sellout crowds, to the cultural celebrations that were the Ceremonies and the Festival, and the support of 6,000 passionate volunteers, we came together as a community like never before, and delivered one of the best Canada Games in 50 years.”
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