Athletes between the ages of 10 and under-18 from each of the five sport regions in the province, as defined by Sport Manitoba.
The focus of the Games is on the development of Manitoba athletes by providing them with skill development opportunities, and a multi-sport experience to help prepare them for higher levels of competition like the Canada Games, Western Canada Games, national, and international championships in their sport.
Communities across the province bid to host the Games based on their ability to stage the sport competitions, accommodate and feed 1,800 participants, provide upwards of 1,000 volunteers, and generate the required financial resources to operate the Games. Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Games Council conduct bid and site evaluations and make recommendations to the Board of Sport Manitoba
Provincial Sport Organizations apply to be in each set of Games and are measured against specific criteria. Age classifications are determined by the Sport and reflect the fit of the Games in the Sport’s Long Term Athlete Development plan.
After evaluation, Sport Manitoba determines the sports that will be included in the next Games.
For details and a map outlining the regional boundaries, please click HERE.
For a detailed list of the sports, age categories and phases of the Games, please click HERE.
For more information on athlete eligibility, please refer to Sport Manitoba’s website HERE.
Each sports’ selection dates and methods will be different. Qualifications for the Games are coordinated by the Provincial Sport Organization. Please refer to the Provincial Sport Organization for further information on Manitoba Games qualifiers.
Coaches and managers are selected by the sport. Interested coaches can contact the Provincial Sport Organization for more information on selection procedures and certification requirements.
An online link will be distributed to all Games participants closer to Games time. Please be sure to complete the online registration as soon as the link is received.
Registration forms provide the coach, manager, Chef de Mission and Sport Manitoba staff with important information about the athletes (allergies, medications, dietary concerns, etc.). Registration also helps staff prepare accordingly in terms of accreditation, accommodation, transportation, and food services.
Manitoba Games registration fee will cover:
Additional fees from the individual Provincial Sport Organization may apply to the athlete, depending on the sport they are apart of. These additional fees help cover the competitive uniforms, training and athlete development.
Athletes will receive a competitive uniform provided by their individual Provincial Sport Organization. Specific competitive uniform pieces will vary upon each sport.
The participants will receive a walkout uniform provided by Sport Manitoba. The walkout uniform will consist of a full zip hoodie and a t-shirt. These uniforms must be worn at Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies and Medal Ceremonies, where applicable.
All athletes will be housed in what is referred to as the Games Village. Athletes will stay with other participants in their sport or region at a public school in the host community of Dauphin. Only those with proper accreditation will have access to the Games Villages.
Following the Responsible Coaching movement, coaches and managers will be housed throughout the villages in separate rooms as the athletes. Coaches and managers will be responsible for the overall supervision and chaperoning of their teams throughout the duration of the Games. Access control of the village will be provided by the Host Society 24 hours a day.
It is important that this information is captured in the online registration. Completing this information thoroughly will ensure Food Services and/or Medical Services volunteers have the information they need to support your child at Games.
Athletes will travel to/from the Games on motor coach buses from designated pick up locations. During the Games, school buses will transport participants from the village to venues.
Travel information will be provided by the coach/manager/chef de mission closer to the Games.