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From Manitoba to PyeongChang: Manitobans at the 2018 Winter Olympics

While the nation preps to cheer "Go Canada Go" for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Manitobans are clearing their throats for some "Let's Go Toba" chants with eight Manitoba athletes repping the maple leaf for Team Canada at these Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sport Manitoba Announces Host, Sports, and Co-Chairs for 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro

The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba, and Manitoba Hydro gathered in Dauphin today to officially celebrate the City of Dauphin as hosts of the 2020 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro. As part of the celebration Sport Manitoba announced the Games will be held in August 2020. The following sports were announced:

Specialty Fitness Programs Target Low-Impact Physical Activity

Our Fitness Centre is offering two specialty fitness programs starting this month, targeted towards people looking to reach their fitness goals in a guided, low-impact setting.

Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

Top Athletes Train at Brandon's Healthy Living Centre

Several of Western Manitoba’s top athletes are training at the Healthy Living Centre in Brandon, thanks to a partnership between Sport Manitoba and Brandon University (BU). Used by national and provincial team athletes, as well as members of the BU Bobcats athletic teams, the new High Performance Centre is Sport Manitoba’s first regional high-performance training centre.

Manitoba Loses a Legend

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a great friend, not only in the sport community, but in the City of Winnipeg and in the Province of Manitoba as well.

Call for Team Manitoba Mission Staff

Be part of Team Manitoba at the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Winter Games. Sport Manitoba is seeking enthusiastic, experienced individuals to participate as Mission Staff for the upcoming Games.

Sport Manitoba presents: Holiday Hot Takes

New this year, check out our video featuring the staff at Sport Manitoba offering their holiday greeting by giving you their hottest holiday hot takes of 2017!

Give the Gift of Sport

KidSport launched their sixth annual Give the Gift of Sportfundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at

Inaugural Fleming Hockey $1,200 Scholarship Presented to U of M Bison Hockey Captain

The inaugural Fleming Family Hockey Coach Scholarship was presented at a Bisons Men’s Hockey Game in the Wayne Fleming Arena.  Jennifer Fleming flew in from the west coast to make the presentation.

MTS Super-Spike Raises $21,984 for KidSport

Winnipeg – The snow may have arrived for the season, but the heat from this past summer’s MTS Super-Spike presented by Bud Light has not stopped.  The event has now officially closed the books on the year, and is excited to announce that $87,936 was raised, with 100% of the funds going back to su

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Five Athletes, Three Builders, and One Team at 38th Annual Induction Ceremony

One of the most important recognition events of the year had over 500 family members, friends, and sports fans celebrating the incomparable athletic achievements of some of Manitoba's sport legends. 

2018 Manitoba Winter Games Legacy Plans

The City of Thompson is busy preparing to host the 2018 Manitoba Games. Many of the city’s sport venues will undergo major physical upgrades for the 2018 Winter Games.

Welcome back!

After the incredible success of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, we are pleased to welcome back the Sport Manitoba staff members who were seconded over the last 2-4 years to support the Host Society

Drop-in Basketball Wed & Fri

Sport Manitoba is excited to announce an opportunity for the public to come down to the new Canada Games Centre located at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg's Exchange District for Lunch Time Pick Up Basketball on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning immediately.  The open gym is available from 11:00 am

Parking Rate Drop

Starting Monday, October 16th the evening and weekend rate will drop to $2/hour. Our parkade rate will then be a flat fee of $2/hour all day every day with a daily maximum of $15/day. Starting this weekend (Friday September 29 @ 5pm) our parkade will be free evenings and weekends until Monday October 16th.


The Coaching Association of Canada and the provincial and territorial coaching partners are proud to present National Coaches Week, September 23 – 30, 2017.

New Scholarship Announced​

The Fleming Family Hockey Coach scholarship will be presented annually to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to coaching hockey in Manitoba. The goal is to encourage students to continue coaching hockey while attending a post-secondary institution and beyond. The $1,200 scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition.


(Winnipeg, August 15, 2017)  The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts today announced the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Sport Equipment Legacy program as a key piece in the future development of Manitoba’s athletes as well as the promotion of healthy and sustainab

Manitoba awarded Centennial Cup

Manitoba was recognized by Canada Games Council with the honour of the Centennial Cup.

Maddy Mitchell named Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

In a Canada Games with record-breaking performances from Team Manitoba and its athletes, Maddy Mitchell’s five medals and overall outstanding performance in Canoe Kayak is one to remember – and for that, she has been named the official flag bearer for Team Manitoba at today’s closing ceremonies.

Toba wins more medals on and in the water

Maddy Mitchell and Nicole Boyle stood side-by-side on the podium for the second time after earning bronze in the double canoe 200-metre final today.

More Medals In the Pool

While rain made for a difficult day in several Canada Games events today, Manitoba swimmers found more success in the water racing to another two medals at Pan Am Pool. Oksana Chaput and Sam Currie, who each earned gold medals on Tuesday, respectively earned silver and bronze in the pool today.

Manitoba adds three gold medals in the pool

Team Manitoba earned three gold medals in the pool today with first-place finishes by female swimmers Sam Currie, Quinlan Roberts, and Oksana Chaput. Currie and Roberts finished first in a pair of Special Olympics races while Chaput swam to gold in the female 100-metre freestyle final.

Team Manitoba paddles to the podium

Team Manitoba athletes made their mark paddling to bronze and silver medals on the Red River today. The pair of medals earned in canoe kayak raises Manitoba’s medal count at the Canada Summer Games to 20.

Team Manitoba adds eight medals

By the time all events had ended today, Manitoba added three bronze, four silver, and a gold to their medal count which now sits at 10. Team Manitoba baseball also earned a shot at gold with a 1-0 win over Alberta in their semifinal matchup.

Take Your Team to a Jets Games

Coaches, take your youth sports team to a Blue Bombers or Winnipeg Jets game by applying for the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Flight Deck

Manitoba Dealt Difficult Defeats on Day Five

Several contests went down to the wire for Team Manitoba today with mixed results for the hosts. Some resulted in wins while others ended in a heart-wrenching loss. Manitoba’s male basketball team won in overtime and the female soccer team scored a late winner in a 2-1 final. Meanwhile, in beach volleyball, both the male and female teams were edged in the deciding sets of their respective games versus British Columbia, dashing both teams chances for a medal.

Team Toba Wins Two Medals

Manitoba’s medal count heated up along with the temperature today as a pair of individual athletes captured bronze medals to get the host province on the board. Female triathlete Kyla Roy and Brooke-Lynn Boyd competing in female javelin each won bronze in their events.

First Manitoba Medals on Day Three

Manitoba’s medal count heated up along with the temperature today as a pair of individual athletes captured bronze medals to get the host province on the board. Female triathlete Kyla Roy and Brooke-Lynn Boyd competing in female javelin each won bronze in their events.

Close Battles Highlighted on Day Four

Manitoba’s Emma Gray rowed her way into the finals of the single and double sculls at Kenora Rowing Club and Manitoba’s female basketball team advanced past the quarterfinals on Day Four of competition at the Canada Summer Games.

Lots of Action in Day 2 of the Canada Summer Games

From Headingley to Gimli and all across Winnipeg, competition was in full swing for Team Manitoba athletes on the second day of Canada Summer Games.

Toba shines in first day of competition at the 2017 Canada Summer Games

The first day of competition at Canada Summer Games saw four Manitoba teams in action with male and female basketball, baseball, and male softball hitting the court or field.

Canada Games Hours, Access & Closures

As the key legacy facility for the 2017 Canada Summer Games the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre will host competition in basketball and volleyball as well as media, a VIP lounge and some host society operations. This means parts of our facility will offer extended hours, be closed to the public or have restricted access. If you are planning a visit to any of our programs or services please check our hours.

Team Manitoba Names Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer for 2017 Canada Summer Games

The first time Emma Gray put on the Team Manitoba uniform, she won a gold and a bronze medal in rowing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games – that was her first year in the sport. Two years later, not only is she back in Team Toba gear for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, but she will lead the team into the Opening Ceremonies on July 28 as the official flag bearer.

Sport Manitoba Opens Phase 2 of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre – The Qualico Training Centre

Sport Manitoba proudly hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Qualico Training Centre today. The Canada Games Sport for Life Centre is ready to host the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Sport Manitoba and Partners Presented $20,500 in Scholarships Today

Over $20,000 in academic scholarships were presented today at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships and MSSA Scholarships. Sport Manitoba also announced a new Scholarship.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba – This year’s individual recipients in the Athlete category include: a legend in University women’s basketball, an Olympian from badminton, an all-round female athlete who represented her province in four different sports at the national level and a male athlete who did so in s

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Opens New Exhibit Celebrating Half a Century of Canada Games

 In celebration of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame opened an interesting new exhibit featuring our country’s Canada Games' history.

Look who bought the first membership at our Fitness Centre...

See who purchased the very first membership to the Canada Games Sport for Life Fitness Centre.

Games Coordinator Hired for 2018 Power Smart Games

THOMPSON – The Thompson Host Society is pleased to announce David Martin as the Games Coordinator for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Inspired and entertained against my will

Winnipeg Free Press reporter, Steve Lyons writes about his experience at Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken.

Celebrating Manitoba's Best Coaches

We hosted our annual coaching awards on Saturday April 22. Check out our Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners.

Night of Champions Showcases Manitoba’s best in Sport

We held our annual sport awards on Saturday April 22. Announcing this Year’s Winners...

Finalists for the 2017 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards

2017 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Announces Finalists

Flight Deck is Back!

Coaches, take your youth sports team to a Blue Bombers game through the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Flight Deck.

KidSport Selected as Charity for MTS Super-Spike

MTS Super-Spike presented by Bud Light, is excited to welcome acclaimed rockers ‘Sam Roberts Band’ as this year’s headliner.

New Athlete and Coach Development Staff for Eastern Manitoba and Winnipeg

Sport Manitoba is pleased to welcome Jeff Wood and Jordon Koroll to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre’s Performance Team.  

Award Nominees and Finalists for Night of Champions

March 22, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) – Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.

Manitoba Sports HOF Announces Spring Inductions - One Individual & Two Teams

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the future induction of an all-round athlete who excelled in baseball in curling, and a two-time national runner-up from lacrosse.

2017 Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication.

Announcing Dates, New Sports and Co-Chairs for 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

The Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro gathered in Thompson today to officially celebrate the City of Thompson as hosts of the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

Thompson Awarded 2018 Power Smart Winter Games

The City of Thompson will host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games. The Games will be held in early March, 2018 involving up to 1,800 participants and 1,000 volunteers.

50/50 for KidSport

Help Kids - Win Money This raffle is now closed. Congratulations to Timothy Bjornson on winning $295!  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to support KidSport.  

Sport Manitoba & MSSA team up to recognize the best in Amateur Sport

Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (MSSA) are partnering to celebrate the best athletes in Manitoba.

Mumps in Manitoba

Since September 2016 Manitoba has experienced an outbreak of Mumps. The majority of the cases are in individuals between the ages of 17 and 29.

Regional Boundary Adjustment

To provide the best services possible to Manitobans, Sport Manitoba has restructured the provincial regional zones it recognizes and their boundaries. The previous seven regions will now be divided into five.

2016 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba!

Happy Holidays from the Board & Staff at Sport Manitoba! We hope your new year is happy, healthy, and of course, full of sport! Here's what we were up to in 2016 - enjoy!

Give the Gift of Sport

KidSport is Calling all Canadians to Give the Gift of Sport this Holiday Season!

Hall of Fame Inducts Five Athletes, Two Builders and Two Teams at 37th Annual Induction Ceremonies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Manitobans took a journey back in time to recount the wonderful, unforgettable and historic years the 2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductees contributed to sport in our province.

KidSport Scores a Huge Donation

Real Canadian Superstore  Raises $200,000 in Annual Campaign

Flu Clinic

Our Sport Medicine Centre is committed to helping you stay healthy and well all season long. Getting the flu shot is your best defense against the flu! All you need is your provincial health card.

Women to Watch Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all our Summer 2016 Women to Watch grant recipients.

Tickets Now on Sale!

Rub shoulders with Manitoba's finest athletes and sport builders. Enjoy the cocktail hour followed by a three course meal with wine. Peruse the Silent Auction and bid on fabulous items including memorabilia from our newest inductees and other Honoured Members.This year's slate of inductees is exceptional! Don't miss this premiere event! Tickets now on sale.

Learn to Skate with CanSkate in 2016-17

CanSkate is Skate Canada's flagship Learn-to-Skate Program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate with a Skate Canada Manitoba Skating Club, you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development.

2017 Canada Summer Games Now Recruiting Volunteers

Give your time so they can shine! The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society needs 5,500 Games-time volunteers for one of the largest multi-sport and cultural events ever hosted in Winnipeg from July 28 to August 13, 2017.

Regional Athlete Testing Combines

Sport Manitoba is hosting Regional Testing Combines open to athletes of ANY level and sport. The first Combine will take place in Winkler on September 9, 2016. The second Combine will take place in Brandon on September 10, 2016.

Closing Ceremonies, Final Medal Standings and Trophy Winners

3,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers gathered together from all from different parts of the province, from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences – and for one week we all had the common goal, to experience True Sport and live the magic of the Games!

Opening Ceremonies Kick off Games

Opening ceremonies kick off Games In a night that featured music, dancing, success stories, and of course a torch and cauldron. Keep reading for the rest of the story, photos and our live stream in case you missed it our want to see it again!

New track Summer Games’ legacy

The best track in Steinbach was marked by a line of dirt. Running around a small dent made in the grassy landscape, circling 400 metres, was where champions were made in school track meets, but that was about all it was good for. Those who ran sprinted elsewhere, as many other places in Steinbach did the job nearly as well.

Virden to Host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games

Sport Manitoba has announced a successful bid from the Town of Virden and RMs of Pipestone, Woodsworth-Wallace, and Sifton, to be the Host Community for the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games.

2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Slate Announced

On November 5, 2016, five athletes, two builders and two teams will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the 37th Annual Induction Ceremony at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. The 2016 inductees are:

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Enjoying ourselves outdoors is a great part of Manitoba summers. However, there are a few risks involved, especially in extremely hot, humid conditions. The following will help explain some of these risks, their causes and how to prevent them.

Qualico Training Centre Now Accepting Bookings

If you want to secure space in the Qualico Training Centre, now is the time to do it! A year away from opening our doors and we are already at 65% of our capacity.  

Respect in Sport Launches New Training Program

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce that the updated and enhanced RIS Activity Leaders program to better prepare and inform coaches on how they can create a safe and ethical environment in their sport is now online and available for recertification. Enter to win!

True Sport Lives Here Manitoba

At an event hosted at the Sport for Life Centre today, seven local organizations joined together to officially launch True Sport Lives Here Manitoba, an initiative aimed at responding to the negative public perception of sport.

Spring into Sole Giveaway

Step into spring with a new pair of flip flops! Our Sport Medicine Centre Pedorthist, Kirk Cook, is giving away one pair of Sole Sport Flips on our Facebook page this month!

Announcing our 2016 Night of Champions Winners and Inductees!

There was plenty to celebrate on Saturday night as athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and Hall of Fame inductees were recognized for their remarkable achievements in amateur sport in our province! Who were our winners?

Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Award Winners

In a morning filled with stories of leadership, dedication, and outstanding service, the 2016 Coaching Manitoba IMPACT Awards honoured the contributions and achievements of some of the very best in the Manitoba coaching community. Continue reading to discover our winners!

Sport Manitoba Announces New Staff for Rural Manitoba

Sport Manitoba is pleased to announce the addition of a second Coach/Athlete Development Coordinator, Jacqueline Mazur who will be working out of Winkler.  

Fitness Programs

Sign up for Spring Fitness Classes in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre! We offer Yoga and Spin classes from April to June - sign up today before all the spots fill up!

The Road to 2017: Visar Hashani

Team Manitoba Soccer Player Visar Hashani talks about training at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and his preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg!

The Road to 2017: Scott English

Team Manitoba Cyclist Scott English talks about training at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and his preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg! 

Manitoba Student Athletes Received $23,000 in Sport Scholarships

Sport Manitoba awarded $23,000 in academic scholarships to fourteen high school students, six university students, and four Manitoba coaches this past year.

New round of grants available to help cover the cost of sports programs for people with a disability

Canadian Paralympic Committee calls for applications for the 2016-2017 System Development Fund

​Team Manitoba Names Mission Staff for 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

Preparation for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg is well underway for Team Manitoba, as they officially announced the Mission Staff tasked to help the host province make these their best Games yet.

Call for Nominations

Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication. We want to recognize them all (volunteers, officials, athletes & coaches) at our annual awards show. Please nominate someone you admire today!

North East Exchange District Engineering Study Plans

The public was invited to an open house on Jan 28 to view proposed designs for the next phase of improvements in the North East Exchange District.

Manitoba Moose Game Ticket Fundraiser

Treat your sweetheart to a Manitoba Moose game on Valentine's Day! Tickets are at a great discount, and $5-$7 of each ticket sold will be donated to KidSport Manitoba.

2017 Canada Games Mission Staff Chef & Assistant Chef

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are being held in Manitoba. The Games, without a doubt, are an exciting time for the athletes. Names like Crosby, Stamkos, and Klassen are just a few of those who have participated in past years. 

Sport & Recreation Grants Funds 168 Projects

The Manitoba government helped fund 168 sports and recreation projects across the province through special grants marking 2015 as the Year of Sport in Manitoba

2015 Holiday Greetings from Sport Manitoba

So many great events and activities took place in 2015. Here’s a just a sample of what we accomplished!

Sport Manitoba Launches New Website

Sport Manitoba launched a new responsive website that adapts to use on different mobile devices. With its sleek design and easy navigation, the new site is user-friendly for all our audiences and functions consistently from platform to platform.

The Top Five Reasons You Should Get A Massage

While it’s well known that professional athletes use massage to optimize their performance, anyone who has pushed their physical limits, whether on purpose or by accident, would see tremendous benefits from a massage.

Active Toy Guide

We know a little active play goes a long way toward a child's health, happiness and success! This holiday season, do just one thing to increase physical activity for the children and youth in your life. Give them a gift that inspires them to move.


The fund will provide annual financial awards to back foundational, applied and evaluative research to increase the understanding of challenges related to values in, and of, sport in Canada – with the goal of advancing solutions that strengthen the conduct of sport.

2017 Canada Games Apprentice Program

This program provides the opportunity for Manitoba to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Apply now!

Sport Manitoba Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony

Sport Manitoba hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.

2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Build New Track

In partnership with the Hanover School Division (HSD) the Host Society of the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games facilitated the construction of an athletics track.


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