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Sport Manitoba – Multi-party agreement officially signed

Dauphin, Manitoba, January 9, 2019 – The 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Host Society took another important step toward hosting the Games with the official signing of the Multi-Party Agreement. This process formalizes the partnership between the City of Dauphin, Sport Manitoba, and the Host Society. A ceremony took place today at Dauphin’s City Hall where Sport Manitoba presented the Host Society with a cheque for $50,000.

“The Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro are a vital development program as they help support and prepare our province’s top young athletes for national and international competitions,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of Sport Manitoba. “We are excited to once again partner with the City of Dauphin to host the Games.”
“The City of Dauphin is thrilled to be hosting the 2020 Summer Games and looks forward to formalizing the agreement with Sport Manitoba and Mountainview School Division this Wednesday, said Mayor Dowhan of the City of Dauphin. “The planning for the games is well underway and you can already feel the excitement in the air.”

This is the first of three installments of $50,000 that Sport Manitoba will provide to the Host Society to assist with the operating costs of hosting the Games. Each installment may support costs including, but not limited to administration, staffing, food services, and registration fees.

“The Dauphin Host Society is pleased to see today’s signing occur as it represents another step in the fulfilment of our commitment to host the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro,” said Clayton Swanton, Co-Chair of the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Host Society. “We have been busy for the past year ensuring the mountain bike facility, the only games venue we didn’t have going into the bidding process, gets completed with plenty of time to ensure a first-rate event in 2020. With that asset set to be completed in the spring of 2019, we look forward to shifting our focus to implementing the Host Society’s roles and responsibilities as set out by Sport Manitoba. In conjunction with the City of Dauphin we are thrilled to be a part of this multi-party agreement to bring such a high calibre multi-sport event to Dauphin.”

“Sponsoring the bi-annual Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro is an opportunity for our organization to give something back to Manitobans,” said Manitoba Hydro’s President & CEO, Kelvin Shepherd. “Our involvement in the games helps us build valuable partnerships in communities across the province while supporting amateur sports and youth.”

Manitoba Hydro has been the title sponsor of the Manitoba Games since they were held in Beausejour in 2006. The Games have also been hosted by Carman, Portage la Prairie, Swan River, Morden-Winkler, Steinbach and most recently, Thompson.
“Manitoba Hydro has had the enormous privilege of working with Manitoba’s finest,” Shepherd said. “Whether they were our employee volunteers; Host Society volunteers, community leaders, local businesses, coaches, officials or Sport Manitoba staff, everyone has worked together to make the Games a memorable experience for the thousands of amateur athletes that have competed over these years. Manitoba Hydro has been proud to partner with these terrific communities and the residents who call them home. Congratulations Dauphin! We’re excited to join you in 2020.”


The multi-party agreement formalizes the partnership between Sport Manitoba and the host society, the City of Dauphin regarding the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro.

The 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro will take place August 9-15, 2020 in the City of Dauphin, Manitoba. Upwards of 7,500 athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers will participate in these Games. The Manitoba Games are administered by Sport Manitoba. The Games are the province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province, and are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter sport events.

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 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre.

For more information please contact:

Clayton Swanton
Co-Chair, 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Host Society
Phone: 204-638-3211

Pat Kirby
Senior Games Manager, Sport Manitoba
Cell: 204.797.6226
Office: 204.926.8353

Sarah Tone

Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204.925.5614
Cell: 204.290.7630