The Manitoba Games have helped shape our province’s athletic history and continue to act as a beacon of excellence for young athletes from all corners of the province looking to pursue competitive sport. We would like to extend a warm thank you to all the communities who’ve hosted the games in the past, and we hope to work together in the future to further develop sport in Manitoba.
Sport Manitoba and the host communities worked with the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM Pro 2.0) to generate economic impact studies for both the 2016 and 2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro.
Economic impact studies measure the positive effects that events have on the economic activity in a specific region. They first calculate the amount of new money being spent in the host community as a direct result of holding the event, and then the impact these new monies have on the regional, provincial, and national economy as a whole.
The 2016 Summer Games in Steinbach generated $2.6 million in economic activity in Manitoba, including a $1.5 million boost to provincial GDP and $660,000 in visitor spending. The 2018 Winter Games in Thompson generated $1.7 million in economic activity in Manitoba including a $591,696 boost to provincial GDP and $859,000 in direct spending.
If you’re interested in learning more about hosting a future edition of the Manitoba Games, please contact Pat Kirby, Senior Games Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro took place in Thompson Sunday, March 4 - Saturday, March 10. We’ve compiled all the information you need from the Games for parents, coaches, and athletes to ensure your memories and accomplishments are catalogued within Manitoba’s sports history.