Thunder Bay is proud to have been selected by the Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation to host the 2016 Games. The Games will be held July 2 to 10, 2016. This will be one of the largest Games ever hosted in Thunder Bay with more than 1,200 anticipated competitors participating in more than 30 sports/activities at 25 different venues. The estimated economic impact for the event is $5,782,945.
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"The Board of Directors of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games are very excited to bring the 2016 Games to Thunder Bay,” said William Merrylees, CEO of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation via email. “The Bid Committee did an excellent job with their site visit in September and with their final presentation this past weekend (Oct. 23, 2011) in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We are very impressed with the commitment demonstrated by Mayor Hobbs and the city and all emergency services. In particular, the support from Police Chief J.P. Levesque and Fire Chief John Hay played a significant role in the games being awarded to Thunder Bay. Our athletes and their families will have a wonderful time in 2016. Congratulations on a job well done!"
"We would like to extend our thanks to the Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation for selecting us to host the 2016 Games,” says Fire Chief John Hay. “We look forward to welcoming emergency services personnel and their families from all over North America and around the world.”
“Mission accomplished!” says J.P. Levesque, Chief of Police. “This is wonderful news for our community. With more than 1,200 participants anticipated, this will be one of the largest events to ever hit Thunder Bay. I would like to thank and congratulate our local bid committee for a job well done.”
For more information on the Can-Am Police-Fire Games go to: www.canampolicefiregames.org.