Committee to make final presentation for 2022 Can-Am Police and Fire Games

By Lara Fominoff (@fomsy1 on Twitter)
December 2, 2017 - 8:36am

LETHBRIDGE - The 2022 Lethbridge Can-Am Police and Fire Games Bid Committee will make its final presentation bid in Ozark, Missouri Dec.11.
The committee is expected to find out the same day, whether is successful. Two other cities - Lubbock, Texas, and Windsor, Ontario -  are also in the running.
Just two months ago, the Host Community Selection Committee for the 2022 Games toured Lethbridge, to assess how the games might be received, and how well the city would be positioned to host them in five years.
At that time, Lethbridge Sports Council Executive Director Susan Eymann said they had a great weekend, and the committee was impressed with local venues.
The Can-Am Police and Fire Games began as the Northwest Police-Fire Games in 1977 when two groups from Washington State and Oregon, along with a group from Western Canada came together to form a competitive sports group.
Since then it has grown into a huge event, hosted every two years, which includes 800 to 1,000 competitiors.
If the Lethbridge bid is successful, according to the website, the economic spinoff could be in the range of $5-$10 million dollars.
Lethbridge City Council has committed total of $200,000 to help with the cost of the bid and the event itself, should the city be selected as the host. 

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