- 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.