2014 MORDEN STANLEY WINKLER MANITOBA WINTER GAMES HOST SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT LEGACY
RM of Stanley- Nearly three months after the 2014 Power Smart Manitoba Games were held in Morden’ Stanley and Winkler the final financial numbers nearing completion. The Host society is proud to announce that the 2014 Games achieved an estimated surplus of $156,000, all of which will be dispersed back into the three communities.
Co-chair, Dan Giesbrecht, says the funds will be used for sport development in the region. “The Host society decided to give the money to the Winkler Community Foundation and Morden Area Foundation’ with the stipulation that the funds be used solely in relation to sport. we felt that these organizations had the structure to seamlessly use their criteria and judging process to make decisions that match our vision.” Each Foundation will receive $70,000 while $16,000 will go to Sport Manitoba to help run future games.
ln addition to the monetary legacy, the Host Society is donating any remaining physical inventory to several other organizations. For a full breakdown of the Games legacy follow this link.
ln total, the legacy of the 2014 Power Smart Manitoba winter Games is $402,773.46
The Power Smart Manitoba Games took place March 2-8,2014 in the City of Morden, Rural Municipality of Stanley and City of Winkler. Over 1200 athletes competed in 10 ten sports, while over 1000 individuals volunteered in various capacities. This is the province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program bringing together participants from across the province, and are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter sports events.