The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games has been postponed to next year due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.
The Games originally scheduled from July 26 to August 1, 2020 is now tentatively scheduled for July 18 to 24. All sports originally planned for the event will continue in next year’s event.
Saskatchewan Games Council Executive Director Mark Bracken thanks everyone who had a part in organizing and planning for the Games.
“Though this is an unfortunate situation, it was the right decision to ensure the health and safety of all involved and we look forward to working with all partners to deliver an exceptional experience for our province’s athletes in the summer 2021.”
The decision was made at the April 28 board meeting where the Saskatchewan Games Council, the City of Lloydminster and the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games Host Society unanimously voted to postpone.
“Now that a decision has been made, the athletes, coaches and support staff can focus on their well-being during this critical time while resetting and recalibrating for 2021. As a Host Society, we are excited to continue our efforts in 2021 to ensure the Games’ success,” says Kevin Kusch, Chairperson for the Host Society.
The Games were expected to see over 2,000 athletes from across the province participate. Lloydminster previously hosted the Games in 2008.