One year to go until the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster
Lloydminster, SK (July 21, 2023) — The one-year countdown has officially begun ahead of the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster, presented by Teine Energy. The biennial multi-sport event will take place in Lloydminster from July 21-27, 2024.
The 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster will see competition among upwards of 1,800 participants from across Saskatchewan in 15 different sports. These include Archery, Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Canoe Kayak, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Special Olympics - Bocce, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, and Wheelchair Basketball.
While each sport’s age classification varies, athletes participating in the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games will generally range from 11-18 years of age. Athletes can qualify for the Games through a tryout process, taking place in spring 2024 and managed by each sport’s Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). Coaches and managers can take part through an application process managed by each PSO. More information and details will be published on saskgames.ca in the lead-up to the Games, and FAQs are available at this link.
2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games Host Organizing Committee Co-Chairs Wendy Plandowski and Aaron Rawlake look forward to next year’s event. "We are very excited for the province to visit Lloydminster in one year’s time to celebrate the province’s top young athletes and to showcase our city and all it has to offer," said Rawlake.
Plandowski added: "The 2024 Games will be a true community celebration. We are so fortunate to have such an engaged community and the support of local businesses who are eager to invest in our province’s future. It takes the efforts and support of many to make the Games a success, and we will be sharing how folks can get involved soon -- stay tuned!"
More than 1,000 community volunteers will be recruited to help stage the Games and showcase Lloydminster to the entire province. The volunteer drive is expected to get underway in early 2024.
These will be the first Saskatchewan Summer Games to take place since the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Estevan. Lloydminster was previously set to host the Games in 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the pandemic. The most recent Saskatchewan Winter Games were held in Regina in February 2023 and marked the 50th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Games program, which alternates between summer and winter events every two years.
About the Saskatchewan Games
First established in 1972, the purpose of the biennial Saskatchewan Games is to provide an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in an exciting multi-sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. Countless Saskatchewan Games alumni have advanced to competition at the national level and beyond, with Olympic champions such as Emily Clarke, Colleen Sostorics, and Lucas Makowsky counting the Saskatchewan Games as a key step in their journey to the highest levels of sport. The Saskatchewan Games also leave behind valuable legacies that benefit each host community for years to come. To learn more, visit saskgames.ca.
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