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.
On July 15, 2016 Sport
Manitoba 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. Virden withdrew December
12th citing a lack of volunteers.
The City of Thompson had
previously demonstrated strong interest in hosting a future Manitoba
Games. They joined Virden in attending the host bid workshop for the
2018 Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games and had previously bid on the
2014 Winter Games.
Sport Manitoba held an informational meeting
with the city of Thompson and the School District of Mystery Lake on
Jan. 7, 2017 to discuss Thompson hosting the 2018 Games. City Council
voted unanimously January 16th to host the 2018 Power Smart Manitoba
Winter Games. On January 17th the School District also voted unanimously
to host the 2018 Power Smart Games.