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New Logo Unveiled for 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro in Thompson

THOMPSON – The Games will have a new look going into Thompson as Sport Manitoba unveiled its new logo for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro on Friday night.

Vale gives generously to 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro

THOMPSON – Vale, a major employer in Thompson has stepped up and given a donation of $50,000 to the Thompson Host Society as the city prepares to host the Manitoba Winter Games in 2018.

Manitoba Games Announces New Logo


Games Coordinator Hired for 2018 Power Smart Games

THOMPSON – The Thompson Host Society is pleased to announce David Martin as the Games Coordinator for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Celebrating Manitoba's Best Coaches

We hosted our annual coaching awards on Saturday April 22. Check out our Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners.

Flight Deck is Back!

Coaches, take your youth sports team to a Blue Bombers game through the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Flight Deck.


Ringette Manitoba formally requests those individuals interested in coaching one of the teams in the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018.

New Athlete and Coach Development Staff for Eastern Manitoba and Winnipeg

Sport Manitoba is pleased to welcome Jeff Wood and Jordon Koroll to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre’s Performance Team.  

Award Nominees and Finalists for Night of Champions

March 22, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) – Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.

2017 Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication.

Announcing Dates, New Sports and Co-Chairs for 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro gathered in Thompson today to officially celebrate the City of Thompson as hosts of the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Thompson Awarded 2018 Power Smart Winter Games

The City of Thompson will host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games. The Games will be held in early March, 2018 involving up to 1,800 participants and 1,000 volunteers.

50/50 for KidSport

Help Kids - Win Money This raffle is now closed. Congratulations to Timothy Bjornson on winning $295!  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to support KidSport.  

Mumps in Manitoba

Since September 2016 Manitoba has experienced an outbreak of Mumps. The majority of the cases are in individuals between the ages of 17 and 29.

Year in Review

The 2016 Year in Review is a celebration of sport in Manitoba with accomplishments from the grassroots to the Olympic level. Sport Manitoba is proud of the dedication from athletes, coaches, managers, officials, volunteers, and all other members of the community who make sport possible in our province and beyond.

Regional Boundary Adjustment

To provide the best services possible to Manitobans, Sport Manitoba has restructured the provincial regional zones it recognizes and their boundaries. The previous seven regions will now be divided into five.

2016 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba!

Happy Holidays from the Board & Staff at Sport Manitoba! We hope your new year is happy, healthy, and of course, full of sport! Here's what we were up to in 2016 - enjoy!

Give the Gift of Sport

KidSport is Calling all Canadians to Give the Gift of Sport this Holiday Season!

“Thanks Coach!” Award Recipients

Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are pleased to announce the recipients of “Thanks Coach!” awards at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach. These awards recognize the often unheralded but very important role coaches play.

Regional Athlete Testing Combines

Sport Manitoba is hosting Regional Testing Combines open to athletes of ANY level and sport. The first Combine will take place in Winkler on September 9, 2016. The second Combine will take place in Brandon on September 10, 2016.

Closing Ceremonies, Final Medal Standings and Trophy Winners

3,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers gathered together from all from different parts of the province, from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences – and for one week we all had the common goal, to experience True Sport and live the magic of the Games!

Eastman sweeps rival for volleyball supremacy

Eastman was down more often than was comfortable in the boys volleyball gold medal game Saturday in front of hundreds at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School.

Eastman triumphs in boys soccer shootout

Penalty kicks were required Saturday for Eastman to clinch the boys soccer gold medal at the Steinbach Soccer Park.

Eastman takes girls soccer gold

Eastman opened the scoring less than 10 minutes into the under-16 girls soccer gold medal game. Interlake took the first two shots of the game but both were saved by Eastman’s keeper, Emma Winram.

Interlake wins rematch for girls volleyball gold

They swung back and forth until Interlake commanded the third and final set to earn the gold medal in girls volleyball Saturday.

Central Comes on Strong

Interlake’s winning streak came to an end with Central’s win in the Gold Medal Game with a score of 7-5. Interlake scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning to get things started.

Boys Medal Games Set on Pitch

The two teams primed for a gold medal tilt in boys soccer Saturday have found the back of the net often in their so far undefeated quests.

Tiebreaker Needed in Girls Soccer

Eastman won a 2-1 tiebreaker game against Westman to qualify for Saturday’s gold medal game in girls soccer.

Interlake Remains Undefeated

Interlake walked away from their match with Winnipeg Gold as the only undefeated team in the softball tournament. Entering their semi-final game Friday, the Interlake and Winnipeg Gold softball teams were even at three wins and no losses.

Eastman, Westman Set for Boys Volleyball Final

Eastman and Westman are set for a gold medal clash in boys volleyball Saturday.

Cyclists Eye Top Placings at Blind Creek

Simply being the first wasn't enough for these cyclists Friday. They were also the first athletes to ride an officially sanctioned race at Blind Creek Trail.

Volunteer swept off feet by Westman’s gift

Evelyn Paton didn’t think it was a big deal. She saw a coach scrambling Thursday night, looking for some place to do laundry after hours when Paton figured she’d do it herself.

Westman Rules in Boys Soccer

Boys soccer kicked off today at Steinbach Soccer Park, with Team Westman looking to be the dominate team in the Power Pool.

Interlake Enjoys Blazing Start

A hot day on the pitch led to a hot start for Interlake in the girls soccer tournament Thursday.

Three Softball Squads Undefeated

Interlake started the day by edging out Westman 3-2 in the first game of the day and in their second match against Norman, Interlake encountered a late start.

Cyclists Conquer Suicide Hill

Team Central rode to first-place finishes in two of the four cycling races held at Sandilands Provincial Park Thursday.

50-50 Phase 1 Winner Announced

Congratulations Gregory Swift! You have won $1812.50!!! Thanks for supporting the Games.

Winnipeg Gold Goes Undefeated to Take the Female Basketball Gold Medal

Winnipeg Gold beat out Interlake 60-39 in Wednesday’s gold medal match-up. Winnipeg Gold took the lead early and didn’t give Interlake a break.

Winnipeg Gold Stays True to Name

Winnipeg Gold’s Tiernan Marshall must have ice in his veins. It is the only explanation for hitting back-to-back threes in the fourth quarter, and powering his team to a victory over Winnipeg Blue...

2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games Sailing Events Come to End

August 10th marks the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games sailing events. This year no one team was triumphant, it was just a friendly competition with a variety of gold medalists. The event has five separate races.

Cross-country runners sprint to medals

Wednesday was the last chance for participants in athletics to leave the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games with a medal around their necks.

Girl basketball squads shooting for gold

All of Winnipeg Gold and Interlake’s hard work these past few days has paid off—these two teams are going for gold...

Eight Rule in Triathlon

Eight triathletes left St. Malo Provincial Park with gold medals hanging around their neck Tuesday...

Winnipeg Rivals Rematch for Title

Winnipeg Blue showed they are determined to get redemption against Winnipeg Gold after losing to them Monday. Winnipeg Blue now has that opportunity in Wednesday’s gold medal game after routing Team Westman in medal play.

Gold Sparkles in Golf

By Ian Froese Winnipeg Gold’s male golfers truly competed against themselves in the final round of the Power Smart Manitoba Games at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club.

Winnipeg ballers in tight battle

Defense wins games, but having some offensive prowess doesn’t hurt either. Winnipeg Gold’s Tiernan Marshall showed that he knows how to work all positions, exploding for 31 points in a nail-biting win against same-town rival Winnipeg Blue...

Golfers take to the links

Despite coming in last place, the Parkland male and female golf teams have faith they can turn things around after the opening round at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.

Interlake comes out strong

Interlake took a commanding win in their first game at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games. In a 13-2 blowout over Parkland, Interlake took the lead early on and dominated throughout...

Multi-medal winners shine

By Emma Dueck

Central flag-bearer a Games vet

Hailee Morisseau has a memento to commemorate the time she was opening ceremonies flag bearer at the Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games—and it’s made of cardboard and paper.

Medal Sights Start Monday

by Ian Froese Rather than working for the weekend, a number of the athletes competing in the Phase 1 events are working for Wednesday.

Talented Eastman Athletes Recognized

Former Eastman athletes are role models to the hundreds of athletes taking in the opening ceremony of the Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games hope to one day emulate.                

Opening Ceremonies Kick off Games

Opening ceremonies kick off Games In a night that featured music, dancing, success stories, and of course a torch and cauldron. Keep reading for the rest of the story, photos and our live stream in case you missed it our want to see it again!

New track Summer Games’ legacy

The best track in Steinbach was marked by a line of dirt. Running around a small dent made in the grassy landscape, circling 400 metres, was where champions were made in school track meets, but that was about all it was good for. Those who ran sprinted elsewhere, as many other places in Steinbach did the job nearly as well.

Regional Golf Teams Set for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games

Winnipeg, MB – After four months of training, seven regions within the province of Manitoba have determined their teams for the upcoming Power Smart Manitoba Games to be held in Steinbach August 8th to 10th.  The golf event will be 36 holes over two days at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club.  Teams

Virden to Host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

Sport Manitoba has announced a successful bid from the Town of Virden and RMs of Pipestone, Woodsworth-Wallace, and Sifton, to be the Host Community for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Enjoying ourselves outdoors is a great part of Manitoba summers. However, there are a few risks involved, especially in extremely hot, humid conditions. The following will help explain some of these risks, their causes and how to prevent them.

Qualico Training Centre Now Accepting Bookings

If you want to secure space in the Qualico Training Centre, now is the time to do it! A year away from opening our doors and we are already at 65% of our capacity.  

Respect in Sport Launches New Training Program

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce that the updated and enhanced RIS Activity Leaders program to better prepare and inform coaches on how they can create a safe and ethical environment in their sport is now online and available for recertification. Enter to win!

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba

At an event hosted at the Sport for Life Centre today, seven local organizations joined together to officially launch True Sport Lives Here Manitoba, an initiative aimed at responding to the negative public perception of sport.

The Power Smart Manitoba Games Needs You!

The 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Steinbach start in less than 90 days! The Host Society is well on its way to planning a successful Games, but they need you. If you're interested in volunteering for Manitoba's largest multi-sport event you can register today - it's easy to do.

Spring into Sole Giveaway

Step into spring with a new pair of flip flops! Our Sport Medicine Centre Pedorthist, Kirk Cook, is giving away one pair of Sole Sport Flips on our Facebook page this month!

Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners

In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2016 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community. Continue reading to discover our winners!

Sport Manitoba Announces New Staff for Rural Manitoba

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce the addition of a second Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator, Jacqueline Mazur who will be working out of Winkler.  

Basketball Tryouts Announced

Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games basketball regional tryouts.

Golf Manitoba Establishing Regional Training Squad Program

Golf Manitoba is establishing a PowerSmart Manitoba Games Regional Training Squad program for the 2016 golf season. The program offered by Golf Manitoba will be similar to 2012, which saw many of the participating players move on to become some of the top junior golfers in the province.

Volleyball Development Camps

Volleyball is once again a part of the Manitoba Games in the summer of 2016. The category for volleyball is 14U Boys & Girls Indoor (born in 2002 or later).

Baseball Development Camps - All Regions

Manitoba Games Development Camp - All players from all regions are welcome Saturday, April 9 (1-4pm) U of W United Health and Rec Plex Cost to players - $20

Steinbach Credit Union Shows Commitment to Community

STEINBACH CREDIT UNION, Manitoba's largest credit union, steps in as a Diamond Plus Friend of the Games business contributor for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.

Manitoba Student Athletes Received $23,000 in Sport Scholarships

Sport Manitoba awarded $23,000 in academic scholarships to fourteen high school students, six university students, and four Manitoba coaches this past year.

New round of grants available to help cover the cost of sports programs for people with a disability

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2016-2017 System Development Fund

Triathlon Training Camp in Portage la Prairie

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 8am-4pm Where: 245 Royal Road South (on the island), Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Who: Free to all Manitoba Games Athletes/Coaches

Call for Nominations

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication. We want to recognize them all (volunteers, officials, athletes & coaches) at our annual awards show. Please nominate someone you admire today!

Triathlon Clinic in Selkirk

Free to all Power Smart Manitoba Games athletes/coaches Hosted by Team Interlake Saturday, January, 2 2016 at Lord Selkirk High School, Selkirk MB 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

2015 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba

So many great events and activities took place in 2015. Here’s a just a sample of what we accomplished!

Sport Manitoba Launches New Website

Sport Manitoba launched a new responsive website that adapts to use on different mobile devices. With its sleek design and easy navigation, the new site is user-friendly for all our audiences and functions consistently from platform to platform.

Power Smart Manitoba Games Merchandise Now Available

The slogan for the upcoming Games is Dream It, Live It! It fits in perfectly with how the athletes feel while they’re competing and will be featured prominently on all merchandise. Clothing has now hit the market and is available for purchase.

Power of Sport

In this month's Power of Sport eNewsletter we feature athlete development opportunity, 2021 Canada Summer Games, and a Track Renewal.

IMPACT Athlete Development Camps

IMPACT camps provide students with athletic participation in grades 9 to 12 with a unique opportunity to spend the day in the life of an Olympic or professional athlete.

Volleyball Development Camps

Volleyball Manitoba is now accepting applications for 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games Girls & Boys Regional Team Coaching Positions.

2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Build New Track

In partnership with the Hanover School Division (HSD) the Host Society of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games facilitated the construction of an athletics track.


We'd like to welcome David Martin to the team as Games Coordinator for the 2018 Power Smart MB Games in Thompson! https://t.co/fLc8ojFLvn
Host society needs at least 500 more volunteers for Manitoba Games, school board hears https://t.co/sM57yqcPZ0 https://t.co/8dzef4reGb


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