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Sports Council exploring possibility of 2017 55+ Winter Games

On the heels of events like the 1995 Canada Winter Games and the 2010 Arctic Winter Games, could another multi sport event be on the horizon for the region. The city and the county are being asked to co-submit a letter of interest in hosting the 2017 Alberta 55+ Winter Games. Grande Prairie Sports Council Executive Director Karna Germsheid says hammering out bid details like host facilities would only be done after a letter of interest is submitted.

“We are only at the point of where we just need to say if we are going to go forward with this or not.  And then we are certainly going to talk to some of the sports organizations.  We do have some relationships with groups like the Wapiti Nordic ski trails.  They are great.  They want to host as much as they can.”

City council will hold a special meeting within the next week to determine it’s support, while Germsheid is slated to visit County council on Monday. The deadline to submit letters of interest in the games in May 15th.

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