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Quick Facts


  • ​To provide Manitobans with an opportunity to participate in a province-wide, organized, multi-sport, athletic event.
  • To provide all participants with the opportunity to develop their skill level and interest in sport.
  • To provide opportunities to identify Manitobans wishing to pursue higher levels of competition.
  • To provide opportunities for Manitobans to compete within the spirit of fair play, for the joy of effort, and the sense of physical and social well-being.


  • To strengthen provincial unity through the Games.
  • To foster participation and development at the regional and provincial levels.
  • To foster and promote the growth of, and partnership between, local, regional, and provincial sport organizations, leagues and programs.
  • To provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
  • To provide each hosting community with a legacy of upgraded equipment, facilities, officials and volunteers.
  • To focus on athletes between the ages of ten and under 18 (10-under 18).
  • Athletes will be within the Learn to Train and Train to Train stage of their sports LTAD pathway. 


  • The Manitoba Games follow the Olympic cycle, taking place every two years, alternating between summer and winter Games.
  • The program is administered by Sport Manitoba and implemented by the Manitoba Games Council.
  • Sport Manitoba, Manitoba's corporate community, participant registration fees and local fundraising efforts fund the program. 
  • Over 1,000 volunteers are trained to operate the Manitoba Games.
  • The provincial host community benefits from in excess of $150,000 in sport facility capital upgrades.
  • There is an opportunity for a monetary surplus at the completion of the Games. Previous financial legacies have ranged from $10,000 to $156,000.
  • 1,800 participants and a large number of family members contribute to an economic impact of over one million dollars to the host community. 



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