2024 will mark 50 years since the Ontario Winter Games were last held in Thunder Bay. Show your support for Thunder Bay’s 2024 bid by filling in the information below. Thanks for taking the time. Your information will be kept confidential.
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The 2024 Ontario Winter Games will attract over 2,700 athletes, coaches and team managers from across Ontario. This will be the largest sport event held in Thunder Bay since the 1981 Canada Summer Games!
Estimated Economic Impact of 2024 Games: $6 million +
“Return to the North” has been selected as the bid’s theme to shine a light on Thunder Bay’s northern pride and hospitality and our desire to bring the Games back to Northwestern Ontario for the first time in 50 years.
The Ontario Winter Games began in 1972 and are the largest provincial multi-sport Games for Ontario’s best young athletes (aged 12 to 18) and athletes with a physical disability. The Winter Games are held every two years and were last held in Orillia at the end of February 2020.
The Games will include 24 to 30 sports which may include:
|Alpine Skiing||Badminton||Biathlon||Bowling||Cross-Country Skiing|
|Curling||Fencing||Field Hockey (Indoor)||Futsal||Judo|
|Hockey||Karate||Kickboxing||Para Alpine Skiing||Para Nordic Skiing|
|Ringette||Sledge Hockey||Snowboarding||Speed Skating||Squash|
|Synchronized Swimming||Target Shooting||Weightlifting||Wheelchair Basketball||Wheelchair Curling|
We know winter! In March 2020, Thunder Bay played host to a highly successful Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, which brought over 1,100 athletes, mission staff, coaches and officials to the city to compete in alpine and Nordic skiing, figure skating, speed skating, snowshoeing, floor hockey, five-pin bowling and curling. A volunteer team numbering over 1,000 helped make the event memorable for all the athletes.