The latest 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games announcement was a big one: Northland Power has signed on as a $40,000 Diamond Sponsor for the Games.
Their contribution will be towards the Games Centre, which will be located at the Western Development Museum while the games are running Feb 18-24.
According to Jane Zielke de Montbrun, the Games Centre will be a place where there will be a place for “good food, great entertainment and lots of fun activities including sleigh rides, games, a bonfire, dancing, a jersey night and a big screen TV for sports fans, cultural and interactive activity and a kids corner.”
It would also be a place for games volunteers and spectators to be able to relax. It will be open between 4 and 10 p.m. each day.
Northland Power CEO Calvin MacCormack said at the announcement the reason they sponsored the Games Centre was “we just felt it was part of our ongoing commitment to the community and the vibrancy of the community.”
This is the latest in a series of funding announcements about sponsorships for the Saskatchewan Winter Games. At city council’s Planning Committee meeting on Monday it was revealed the games committee is more than two-thirds of the way towards meeting their fundraising goals for the games, which has an estimated budget of $2 million.