The Canada Games Council officially launched the bid process for the 2025 Canada Summer Games that will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The event took place February 25, 2020 at the Confederation Building in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. It was attended by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Derek Bennett, Secretariat for the Canada Games, Danny Breen, Mayor of St. John’s, Nathan Young, World Youth Olympic Gold Medalist, and Canada Games Council Board Director and 2025 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair, Lynn Blouin.
“We want the 2025 Canada Summer Games! Hosting the Games is an incredible opportunity as it will contribute to athlete and infrastructure development, as well as bring upwards of 20,000 people to Newfoundland and Labrador. I encourage everyone to rally in support of this bid as we showcase our ability to host world-class sporting events that are truly one of a kind,” said the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The 2025 Canada Summer Games hosting requirements and bid procedures review began in March 2018 with the Canada Games Council and the Provincial Government having formal discussions around hosting the Games. In March 2019 the Canada Games Council received formal communication from the Provincial Government that it was looking forward to hosting the Games, and would seek interest from its communities in the fall of 2019 to bid for the Games.
“The City of St. John’s is excited for the opportunity to enter into the bid process to host the 2025 Canada Summer Games. Our overwhelming success in hosting major national and international events, such as the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, demonstrates the dedication, civic pride and community spirit of our residents and volunteers. I am confident that the experience we’ve gained through hosting past events positions our City as an ideal location for the 2025 Canada Summer Games. If we are successful, this event will provide an opportunity to showcase our unique culture, city and world-class hospitality to thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and mission staff from across the country,” said Mayor Danny Breen, City of St. John’s.
For more detail read the complete Government of NL media release.