About the
Manitoba Games

Bringing together our
province’s top youth athletes

History

Connecting our province in Sport since 1972

In 1972 the Provincial Government approved the initiation of a Provincial Games Development Program, which would give rural Manitoba an equal opportunity to participate in amateur sport.

The first province-wide Manitoba Games were held in Winnipeg in late December as part of the city’s 1974 Centennial Celebration. These Games were used to identify and select Manitoba’s 1975 Canada Winter Games teams. Neepawa was chosen to host the 1976 Manitoba Summer Games and the 1978 Manitoba Winter Games were held in Dauphin. After a hiatus, the Manitoba Games program was reinstituted in 1986 and has been held every two years since.

Fast-forward to 2020 when the Manitoba Games will return to the city of Dauphin for the first time since 2004. For more information about the upcoming Games, visit the City of Dauphin’s website. 

The Manitoba Games aren’t possible without our title sponsor, Manitoba Hydro, and presenting sponsors Calm Air, Manitoba’s Credit Unions, Konica Minolta, Travel Manitoba, and the Manitoba Dental Association. With their support we can continue to unite communities, inspire the next generation, and build a healthier Manitoba.


Year-by-year

Here is the list of past Manitoba Games host communities:

1986 Winter - Flin Flon
1988 Summer - Beausejour/Pinawa
1990 Winter - Carman
1992 Summer - Minnedosa/Neepawa
1994 Winter - Thompson
1996 Summer - Morden
1998 Winter - Gimli
2000 Summer - Virden
2002 Winter - The Pas/OCN
2004 Summer - Dauphin
2006 Winter - Beausejour
2008 Summer - Carman
2010 Winter - Portage la Prairie
2012 Summer - Swan Valley
2014 Winter - Morden, Stanley, Winkler
2016 Summer - Steinbach
2018 Winter - Thompson

 

How to
Participate

A comprehensive look into the
eligibility criteria for the Games

Before each Games, we evaluate our eligibility criteria to ensure we’re best representing the diverse range of competitive athletes and sports across our province. This means laying out a clear set of guidelines to oversee who can participate in the Games, as well as how and why we make our decisions.

Manitoba
Games FAQ

All your Manitoba Games questions answered in one place

All your Manitoba Games questions answered in one place
Copy: Weather you’re an athlete participating in the Games, a parent cheering on their son or daughter, or just curious about our bi-annual sporting event, we want to make sure you’re armed with the correct information to prepare you for your your game-day needs — whatever those needs may be. Our FAQs page provides answers to everything Manitoba Games for everyone.

Team Toba rower soaking it all in

As a young teen, Abby Dent was looking to...

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Team Toba rower soaking it all in

As a young teen, Abby Dent was looking to get involved in another sport. The all-round athlete already played hockey and volleyball but was interested in trying something totally new. Rowing Canada came to her school and did some basic testing with students in gym class. They took note of Dent’s height and then her…

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