Chefs de Mission and Assistant Chefs de Mission

Chefs de Mission and Assistant Chefs de Mission

By Evan Midford, Website & Social Media Coordinator

Sport Manitoba is looking to fill six Chef de Mission and six Assistant Chef de Mission roles to support the delivery of the 2024 Manitoba Summer Games. The ideal volunteer is an energetic, positive, and hard-working member of the community with a passion for amateur sport. Within this portfolio, Chefs will be required to lead their regional contingent of athletes, coaches, and managers and aid operations during the lead-up to, and during, the Games. Chefs are the primary link between Sport Manitoba, the 2024 Dauphin Host Society, and the participants representing their region.

The Manitoba Games are held every two years, alternating between the Summer and Winter event. The 2024 iteration will be August 11 – 17 in Dauphin, MB, and are the first set of Games since 2018 due to the COVID-19 cancellations in 2020 and 2022. The Games gathers nearly 2,000 participants across five regions of the province (North, West, East, South, and Winnipeg – six regional teams with Winnipeg sending two), and is Manitoba’s largest ongoing multi-sport event.


Time Commitment

Candidates for any of the Chef roles will be required to dedicate hours throughout the weeks/months leading up to Games responding to emails, performing administrative tasks, meeting with stakeholders, etc. In addition, Chefs will be expected to attend the following:


Location Date (2024)
Chef de Mission Orientation Online / Virtual February/March
Host Conference In-Person, Dauphin MB Spring
Monthly Chef Meetings Online / Virtual April-August
Manitoba Summer Games In-Person, Dauphin MB

August 11 – 17


Qualifications and Experience
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment for extended periods of time.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Background knowledge of the regional sport delivery system.
  • Experience as a volunteer, preferably in sport.
  • Valid Manitoba driver’s license.


Job Duties and Tasks
  • While the specifics of the role may be different upon the unique experiences of each person, all Chefs can expect to:
  • Attend daily morning Chef Meetings during week of Games
  • Communicate critical information amongst Games stakeholders including parents/families of athletes. For example:
    • Bussing information.
    • Sport schedules.
    • Sport equipment lists.
    • Village/Accommodations rules.
  • Coordinate alternate travel, early departures, and alternate accommodations for their region.
  • Select Opening and Closing Ceremony flagbearers from their region.
  • Support distribution and exchanges of walkout uniforms.
  • Support registration/payment process and obtaining final rosters from teams.

Successful applicants will be required to compete Sport Manitoba’s screening process which includes, but is not limited to, a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.

All Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission positions are volunteer in nature but do include a small honorarium. Additionally, any approved expenses incurred will be reimbursed such as transportation, accommodations, and meals.

If you are interested in joining the Games team, please apply through the link below prior to December 15, 2023. Interviews will be conducted thereafter with positions named no later than January 31, 2024.