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Learn about what requirements our
athletes must meet in order to participate

Athlete Age Eligibility

For a detailed list of the sports, age categories and phases of the Games, please click HERE

Regional Boundaries

There are five regional boundaries throughout the province:

The East Region is now defined as the former Interlake region and the part of the former Eastman region that is north of the #1 highway.

The West Region amalgamates the Westman and Parkland regions with the following amendments:

  • Westlake-Gladstone and Glenella-Lansdowne has been removed from the Central Region and added to the new West Region.
  • Argyle has been removed from Westman and added to the South Region.

The South Region assumes the Central Region boundaries with the following amendments:

  • Westlake-Gladstone and Glenella-Lansdowne has been removed from our old Central boundary  and added to new West Region.
  • South gains the section of Eastman south of the # 1 Highway, extending to the Ontario border.
  • Argyle has been removed from Westman and added to the South.

The North Region assumes the previous Norman regional boundaries; 53rd parallel and north (No boundary changes).

The Winnipeg Region remains the same as the previous Winnipeg regional boundaries (No boundary changes, city of Winnipeg limits, not Perimeter HWY).

For a colour-coded map on regional boundaries, please click here. 
Map colour-code:
Yellow = North Region
Green = West Region
Blue = East Region
Yellow = Winnipeg Region
Red = South Region

For more information on the regional selection process, please contact the appropriate Provincial Sport Organization.

Registration Eligibility 

For the purpose of all Manitoba Games competitions, all athletes must be under the age of 18 during the Manitoba Games. Specific age categories outlining the eligibility of all participants will be covered in the Sport Technical Packages and in the Eligibility Policy of the Provincial Sport Organization.

The Eligibility Policy is as follows:

  1. The Games are open to all Canadian Citizens and permanent residents of Canada residing in Manitoba whose domicile or actual residence is located within the province. Athletes who reside outside of Manitoba’s boundaries but who traditionally have registered with Manitoba’s Provincial Sport Organizations are eligible.
  2. The regional boundaries for the Manitoba Games will be defined by Sport Manitoba. Winnipeg is defined as one region for the purpose of the Games, but will have two separate teams participate at the Provincial Finals.
  3. All athletes should participate for the region in which they live in. Exceptions may be brought forward by a Provincial Sport Organization to Sport Manitoba for consideration.
  4. Students attending school on a full time basis outside their home region shall be permitted to compete for either their home region or their resident region upon approval of the respective PSO (some PSOs have residency regulations that do not permit such movement of players).
  5. If a participant fails to qualify in a sport for the provincial finals in his/her preferred region, he/she cannot attempt to qualify in that sport in another region.
  6. An individual athlete’s eligibility for each sport will be outlined in the sport technical package for that sport.
  7. Athletes must be a minimum of ten years old as of January 1, in the Games year. This is based on the demanding Games environment including travel, competition schedule, communal accommodations and cafeteria food.
  8. Any athlete, coach, team or official suspended or barred from competition by their Provincial Sport Organization will not be eligible to participate in the Manitoba Games.
  9. At the Provincial Finals, athletes, coaches and managers may compete in one sport only per phase.
  10. Provincial Host Society sport chairs cannot participate in the sport for which they are responsible for organizing.
  11. All regional team coaches, managers and athletes eighteen years of age and older will be subject to Sport Manitoba’s Screening Policy prior to attending the Provincial Finals.

Questions of an athlete/team’s eligibility can be directed to the appropriate Provincial Sport Organization or Sport Manitoba Regional Office.