City of Greater Sudbury Moves Forward in Bid for Summer Games

Sep 12, 2016

The Canada Games Council has confirmed that the City of Greater Sudbury will move forward in the bid process to be the host community for the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The decision follows the visit by the Games Council’s Technical Review Committee to the city in August, during which they were shown over 20 potential sport, non-sport and Games Village proposed venues.

“This is great news for our community,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “We are one step closer to hosting the 2021 Canada Summer Games.  I would like to congratulate the many community partners who showed the dedication and initiative to successfully move our city to the next round in this process.”

Phase One of the 2021 bid process consisted of the technical aspects of sport venues, non-sport venues and Games Village facilities, and comprises 40% of the bid’s overall score. The Phase Two components include comprehensive information to demonstrate the community’s commitment to and vision for the Games; this process will entail ongoing work with local stakeholders and champions to build and formalize grassroots support into active engagement and hosting capacity, as well as reporting, funding opportunities, community leadership, revenue generation, sponsorship and so on.

The Phase Two bid package must be submitted to the Canada Games Council by January 31, 2017.

“We are very pleased with this nod of approval from the Canada Games Council and we’re looking forward to continuing the bid process,” said Meredith Armstrong, Manager of Tourism and Culture. “We’re looking at innovative approaches to Games venues that will help us make our bid as competitive as possible.”

The Canada Summer Games is slated for summer 2021 and hosting rights will be awarded to Ottawa, Greater Sudbury, Niagara Falls or Kitchener/Waterloo. The selected host community will need to be prepared to accommodate 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers, 1,500 technical representatives and officials, 450 media and broadcast personnel and 25,000 visitors over the 17 days of competition. A final announcement is expected in the spring of 2017 from the Games Council as to the successful host community.